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Colloquium Talk by Geoffrey Leonardelli on November 30, 16:00, 7A-33 (main building)

Colloquium Talk by Geoffrey Leonardelli Date: November 30, 16:00-17:00, room 7A-33 (main building) Speaker: Geoffrey Leonardelli, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Title: Building a Better Understanding of “Us”: Three Kinds of Self-Categorization and Implications for Loyalty Social categorization has just about become an assumption in many theories in social psychology an...
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Faculty Junior Career Award for Dr. Junhui Wu

Junhui Wu was nominated - and actually received - the FBG Junior Career Award. This is an excellent achievement, especially in light of the fact that there are many excellent junior researchers in our faculty. Congratulations, Junhui! For more information, see: https://vunet.login.vu.nl/actual/pages/News/newsdetail.aspx?cid=tcm:165-863295-16&showTranslationError=1
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Colloquium Talk by Pranjal Mehta on November 9, 16:00, MF-G613

Colloquium Talk by Pranjal Metha Date: November 9, 16:00-17:00, room MF-G613 Speaker: Pranjal Mehta, University College London. Title: The influence of social status on stress depends on the stability of the hierarchy High-status leadership roles are theorised to reduce stress compared with subordinate roles, but higher rank is not always stress-free. In this talk, I present experimental e...
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PhD-Defense Nikki Anderson: 24th of October 13:45 Salience in the Control of Eye Movements in Natural Scenes

Salience in the Control of Eye Movements in Natural Scenes Date: 24-10-2017 Time: 13.45 Location: Auditorium Titel: Salience in the Control of Eye Movements in Natural Scenes Promotor: Prof. J. L. Theeuwes Summary: Visual acuity is highest at the point of gaze, and declines rapidly into peripheral vision. As a result, eye movements bring different parts of the visual world into...
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IBBA Lecture 12th of October 16:00: Professor Amir Amedi

Date: 12 October 2017 Time: 16.00-17.00 Drinks: 17.00-18.00 Location: VU University - TR K1B-74 Professor Amir Amedi​ is a leading neuroscientist ​ working ​on unraveling ​the ​complex balance between ​stability and flexibility ​in the organization of​ our sense ​for over 15 years. His main research interest involves our senses. He is an expert on Brain imaging of the senses, Restorati...
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PhD defense Fabiola Gerpott: October 12, 11:45

On Thursday, October 12 2017, Fabiola Gerpott will defend her dissertation entitled "Learning and leadership in contemporary organizations: Qualitative, quantitative and temporal insights" at 11:45 in the VU Aula (co-promoter: Dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock; promotoren: Prof. Mark van Vugt en Prof. Sven Voepel). Click here for more information on her dissertation defense (in Dutch). Hope t...
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PhD defense Jill Knapen: September 15, 13:45

On Friday, September 15 2017, Jill Knapen will defend her dissertation entitled "The tall and short of it: On human height in social perception, interpersonal interactions, and individual differences" at 13:45 in the VU Aula (co-promoter: Dr. Thomas Pollet; promotor: Prof. Mark van Vugt). Click here for more information on her dissertation defense (in Dutch). Hope to see you at the defen...
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Colloquium Talk by Veronica Benet-Martinez

Colloquium Talk by Veronica Benet-Martinez Date: September 21, 16:00-17:00, room K1B-74 Speaker: Veronica Benet-Martinez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Title: Multicultural identities & minds: Socio-cognitive, personality, and cultural perspectives Cultural contact due to factors such as migration, globalization, and the speed of travel and communication (among others), has made cultural di...
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IBBA Lecture August 4: Ageing, Brain and Cognition by Prof. Rik Henson

Date: August 4, 2017 Time: 16.00 – 17.00 Drinks: 17.00-18.00 Location: VU University, WN-C-623 “Ageing, Brain and Cognition: Some results from the Cambridge Centre for Ageing & Neuroscience (CamCAN)” I will describe a range of results from neuroscientific investigation of approximately 700 people from 18-88 years of age in the CamCAN project (www.cam-can.org), including: 1...
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Annual mini-conference “Trust, Leadership, and Cooperation” March 30, 9:00-17:00 (Aurora)

On Thursday March 30, the annual mini-conference of the Social & Organizational Psychology Group will take place from 9:00 to 17:00 (location: Aurora, VU main building). We will share recent findings from our ongoing research. Students are welcome to attend the presentations and discussions. For questions, please contact this year's conference organizer, Dr. Francesca Righetti.
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Colloquium by Peter DeScioli on March 15, 16:00, room MF-G513

Colloquium Talk by Peter DeScioli Date: March 15, 16:00-17:00, room MF-G513 Speaker: Peter DeScioli, Stony Brook University Title: Alliance formation in a side-taking experiment Abstract: How do people choose sides in conflicts? People face difficult tradeoffs when deciding which side, if any, to support in disputes, especially when bound by prior loyalties and obligations. I present e...
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Research master ‘Social Psychology – Regulation of Social Behaviour’ receives label ‘Top Rated Programme’

The research master 'Social Psychology - Regulation of Social Behaviour' received the label 'Top Rated Programme' by 'Keuzegids Masters'. 'Keuzegids Masters' is an independent online consumer magazine which reviews and compares the quality of all master programmes. The online magazine is widely used by future students to decide at which university they will follow their master programmes. The labe...
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Colloquium by Prof. Evert van de Vliert, February 23, 16:00, HG-5A00

Evert van de Vliert (Professor Emeritus, University of Groningen) will give a talk on Thursday, February 23, at 4 pm in room HG-5A00. For more information on his research, please visit his website.       Climato-Economic Drivers of Social-Psychological Misery Instead of being randomly scattered across the surface of the earth, collective suffering, we/they discriminat...
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Mini-Symposium “Attention and Reward” February 23, 2017, 15:00-17:30

Mini-Symposium “Attention and Reward” Date: February 23, 2017 Time: 15.00 – 17:30 Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (MF-G6-13: medical faculty, G-Wing, 6th floor, room 13)   Schedule 15.00 – 15.05     -                 Introduction 15.05 – 15.30     -                 Leonardo Chelazzi, University of Verona, Italy Statistical Learning of Target Selection and Distractor ...
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Congratulations, Dr. Manesi!

On Monday, February 13, 2017, Zoi Manesi successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Prosocial behavior under surveillance: Understanding the eye-images effect" in the VU Aula (co-promotor: Dr. Thomas Pollet, promotor: Prof. Paul van Lange). Zoi will continue her research activities as a Postdoc at the National University of Singapore. We wish her all the best for her academic and personal fu...
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Faculty-wide award for best B-thesis in Psychology for Terence das Dores Cruz

Terence das Dores Cruz has received the annual best bachelor thesis award in psychology for his research. Congratulations! His thesis is entitled "Transparency: Treatment or Threat? Experimental Insights into Psychological Factors Influencing Corruption" (advisor: Nils Köbis, formerly PhD student in the Social & Organizational Psychology group; now a postdoc at UvA). Terence continues to work...
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