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  • 5 Jan 2009
    The more power, the less compassion

    Powerful people are less able to relate to others’ emotions than those without much power. That was the conclusion of a study conducted by psychologist Gerben van Kleef (University of Amsterdam) together with a ...

  • 5 Jan 2009
    Children with lesbian parents in the US less happy due to homophobia

    Children with lesbian parents in the United States have lower psychosocial welfare than their Dutch peers, according to a study conducted by the University of Amsterdam and the University of California (San ...

  • 16 Dec 2008
    NWO/PROO subsidy for research into motivation and ‘New Learning’

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Groningen (RuG) have jointly secured a subsidy from the Dutch Programme Council for Educational Research (PROO). The subsidy, which amounts to approximately EUR ...

  • 16 Dec 2008
    Two FMG students nominated for CIDI thesis prize

    Two students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences have been nominated for the thesis prize awarded by the Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israël, CIDI).

  • 16 Dec 2008
    UvA students publish unique academic journal

    Students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are launching a unique journal: Amsterdam Social Science. Amsterdam Social Science is the first English-language academic journal in the world to be produced entirely by ...

  • 10 Dec 2008
    The child helpline helps, even when the problem is serious

    Children who have turned to the child helpline with their problems feel better afterwards and have the feeling that they are more able to cope with their problems.

  • 10 Dec 2008
    Likelihood of psychosocial problems increased by low social-economic position and migration

    A low social-economic position and migration elevate the risk of psychosocial problems.

  • 2 Dec 2008
    Pedagogical and Educational (POW) Parents’ Night: ‘What is my child actually doing at the UvA?

    On Wednesday, 26 November, the Comenius student association held its second parents' night for parents of first-year students in the Pedagogical and Educational programme.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Obsession with ‘manliness’ leads to gay bashing

    Virtually all gay bashers are obsessed with manliness and masculine behaviour. Although Moroccans are considerably overrepresented in the group guilty of committing anti-gay violence, the role of religion is ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    University of Amsterdam develops dyslexia tool for upper secondary vocational education

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Pedagogics and Didactics Department (Afdeling Pedagogiek en Onderwijskunde) have developed an interactive dyslexia test for upper secondary vocational education (MBO).

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Two University of Amsterdam researchers selected for the Young Academy

    Two of this year's 10 new members of the Young Academy (DJA) founded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) are affiliated with the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Communication researcher Prof. ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Chatting with peers helps young people with social-emotional problems

    Young people with social-emotional problems draw support from chatting with peers, even in cases of severe problems such as violence and self-mutilation. This was the conclusion of an evaluation by Ruben Fukkink, ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Specific regions of brain provide balance between quick and accurate decisions

    Two specific regions of the brain appear to be involved in regulating quick decisions. They temporarily ‘free' the frontal cortex from inhibition (restraint), thus making it easier to act faster. This was the ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    ‘Ohio observers’ reasonably satisfied with election proceedings

    The 14 Political Science students in the Machiavelli student club who followed the American presidential election in Ohio are reasonably satisfied with the election proceedings.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    New protocol relieves children’s anxiety disorder

    A new cognitive therapeutic behavioural protocol provides relief to over 70% of children suffering from an anxiety disorder, according to a study led by Susan Bögels, a professor of special education in the family ...

  • 25 Nov 2008
    1.5 million euros for Islam study

    The European Commission's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) awarded a € 1.5 million subsidy to the EURISLAM project. EURISLAM is an international comparative research project.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    Assessment committee: ASCoR is ‘excellent’

    The Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) was deemed ‘excellent' by the visiting assessment committee.

  • 25 Nov 2008
    € 2.3 million for controversial research on consciousness

    Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences Victor Lamme is the recipient of a € 2.3 million ERC Advanced Grant for his research on human consciousness. His goal is to come up with a new definition of the term ‘consciousness'.

  • 30 Oct 2008
    NGOs apply new AMIDSt evaluation method

    Ton Dietz, director of the Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), has created a method for the reliable and holistic evaluation of projects in developing countries. Three ...

  • 20 Oct 2008
    International communication association honours Cees Hamelink with honorary life membership

    On Friday 10 October Cees Hamelink, emeritus professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, received honorary life membership of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). He ...

  • 27 Nov 2007

    De afdeling Politicologie zoekt twee Universitair Docenten Politicologie (1,0fte)

  • 27 Nov 2007
    Oration Prof. dr. Wouter van der Brug

    Op woensdag 28 november 2007 vindt de oratie, getiteld " Een crisis van de partijdemocratie?", van Prof. dr. Wouter van der Brug in de Aula plaats.