People with depression benefit from contact with fellow sufferers. Such contacts can in fact contribute to recovering from depression. That was shown in the PhD research done by Dorien Smit, who will defend her thesis at Radboud University on 1 December.
After a busy day at the office, many people collapse onto the sofa instead of getting some exercise. Sven van As explored the mechanism behind this phenomenon. “When we feel stressed or tired, we tend to go for the easy option."
Victims of traumatic experiences benefit from the support of their loved ones and the broader community, according to Professor of Psychotraumatology in a Developmental Perspective, Elisa van Ee, inaugural lecture on Wednesday 21 September.
Social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter encourage their users to scroll endlessly. But this doesn’t automatically imply that there is evidence of ‘doom scrolling’, in which the user’s endless scrolling is negative.
During the Covid pandemic, media stories have been proven to inspire young people to help others. Helping others also often gave them a feeling of satisfaction, concludes a new paper from researchers at Radboud University and Erasmus University.
The National Stop Bullying Day will call attention to the fact that one in ten school pupils still suffer from bullying. Psychologist Yvonne van den Berg has designed a platform called 'Stoeltjesdans' to support teachers.