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Mental Health in Early Career Researchers: Sports Psychology

When:We 03-11-2021 16:00 - 17:00
Where:Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen

The Young Academy Groningen organizes a workshop on sport psychology for early career researchers, with prof. Nico W. van Yperen. Nico van Yperen is Professor of Sport & Performance Psychology at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen (see his RUG website and blog In this workshop, we will discuss with prof. van Yperen what researchers can learn from sport psychology for our work in academia.

Date & time: Wednesday November 3rd, 2021, 16-17h

Location: Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen

Participants: All early career researchers are invited. The workshop will be in English. The maximum number of participants is 35, first come, first serve!

This workshop is part of the Young Academy Groningen’s workshop series about mental health in academia. Mental health is crucial for successfully working in academia. Research, education, and outreach are mentally challenging tasks. The needed capacities to concentrate, think creatively, teach inspiringly, solve challenging questions, translate knowledge to society, and collaborate in international interdisciplinary teams require a good mental health or even “mental flourishing”. With experts from different backgrounds, we will discuss the following questions: What aspects of university life challenge our mental health? What can we do to enhance our mental wellbeing? What can we learn from other disciplines to promote our mental wellbeing?