Lecture: Aging with Dignity and Respect

Join us for the last lecture of the year! Our lecturer will be our very own professor Richard Ridderinkhof. You will probably recognise him from the Developmental courses. He will discussing topics such as healthy cognitive ageing and ageism in the modern society. You can earn a colloquium point with your attendance! This lecture will begin at 17:00 and end at 19:00, and is held at A0.01. Drinks and snacks are provided!

June 6th 17:00-19:00
Location: A0.01
Bring your student card for the colloquium point!



Movie Night: Kinsey – 23rd May

Let’s talk about sex! Get comfy and join us with snacks and drinks to watch the movie ‘Kinsey’ – a biographical movie about the man who pioneered the field of sexology.

Follow the story of Alfred Charles Kinsey and learn how he scientifically addressed and investigated sexual behaviour in humans. See how his 1948 publication “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” shocked the world as one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behaviour. Earn a colloquium point with your attendance!

This movie stars Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and Chris O’Donnell and was nominated for 3 Golden Globes.

Practical Information:
Room: A0.01
Time: 17:00-19:00
1 colloquiumpunt
Snacks and drinks are included but more are welcome!



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Lecture: What is being a psychologist really like?

We are excited to announce the third VSPA lecture of this year: What is being a therapist really like?
Sanne Winchester, GZ-Psycholoog and soon to be Psychotherapist, author of the book “Ik mag niet bang zijn” is coming to speak about the pains and pleasures of being a psychologist. Or becoming one. For this lecture she will be your guide on ‘how to start as a psychologist’. Talking about the complex feelings and anxiety that comes with the job, the ‘imposter syndrome’ and topics such as empathy and sympathy. She will tell you why student psychologists might be as efficient (or even more!) in comparison with experienced therapists. She will tell you where, how and when to start with your work and what you can do (or shouldn’t do).

Important information at a glance:

What? What is being a therapist really like?

When? 20th of March, 17:30-19:30

Where? A1.02 and A2.09 (streaming hall), Roeterseilandcampus

Bring your student ID to the lecture to earn a colloquium point!





Lecture: Adjusting to the Unexpected

Tickets available at the bottom

We’re excited to announce the second VSPA lecture of 2023: Adjusting to the Unexpected – How Text Data Help Us Understand Human Behaviour.

Research on the psychological costs of the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming increasingly
important. While most studies use questionnaire methods to measure emotional adjustments and
other psychological variables, we approached the problem through the lens of text data. This talk
will discuss what we learned from a panel dataset consisting of survey responses and rich
textual data from participants tracked over three years. The first part will show how clustering
techniques reveal hidden distinct types of emotional adjustment obscured by traditional analyses.

The second part touches on natural language processing techniques to study text data. We will
discuss recent findings obtained from AI language models that ask entirely new questions about
human verbal behaviour. The talk closes with a bigger picture of text data, AI models and human

Since the beginning of the pandemic, interest has only increased in the question of how we emotionally adjust to large, unexpected changes like it. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Bennett Kleinberg, who will give us insight into current research on this topic, as well as the methods used to gain these insights. We will learn how the analysis of text data recovers patterns that traditional analyses might have missed, and how AI models allow us to ask entirely new questions about human behaviour.

We are happy to welcome you to REC on the 16th of February, where Dr. Kleinberg will introduce us to the topic of text data and artificial intelligence in human psychology. With your ticket, you will get access to the lecture hall as well as snacks. You will also receive a colloquium point for your attendance.

We hope to see you there!

Tickets can be purchased here:

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