• Inauguration Petra Hurks | Professor Psychodiagnostics


    On 9 September 2022, 16.30hrs, Professor Petra Hurks will give her inaugural lecture as Professor Psychodiagnostics.

  • Are pretty people more successful? We seem to believe so.


    New research investigates why women undergo risky cosmetic surgery for appearance ‘improvement’.

  • Driving with a joint: is that possible?


    The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) has released new guidelines summarizing the most recent research on cannabis-impaired driving.

  • Are pretty people more successful? We seem to believe so.


    A research done at Maastricht University shows why women choose to undergo cosmetic surgery and ignore the associated physical and psychological risks. Surprisingly, this is mostly not so because they are insecure about their looks, but because they believe ‘looking pretty’ makes them more successful and happier.

  • kaijonas

    Rainbows and brains


    Professor Kai Jonas is the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s first chair of “Applied Social Psychology with special focus on LGBTQI+ Diversity and Health”. In the run-up to his inaugural lecture, he reflects on difficult conversations, progress, and how he uses psychology to tackle the still very relevant challenge of HIV.

  • A sense of justice | FPN student stories


    Rachel Barros Custódio’s affinity with fairness and justice started early when she looked around her Portuguese hometown of Lisbon and saw the mistreatment of animals. “A lot of people in Portugal treat their animals like things, sometimes even worse. They don’t view them as living creatures with feelings”. During her bachelor’s in psychology studies in Portugal, she started working at a Bianca Animal Shelter where she cared for the animals and helped them find new, loving homes.

  • Milene Giada

    On dyslexia, prejudice and friendship


    One misconception that Milene Bonte and Giada Guerra want to dispel at the very start of this interview is the idea that people with dyslexia are less intelligent than others. The learning disorder is nonetheless a serious problem, affecting an estimated 5 to 10 percent of primary school children.

  • How does dyslexia arise?


    Learning to read and write fluently seems natural to many people. But it's actually not. Certainly not for people with dyslexia. In this lecture neuroscientist Milene Bonte explains why.

  • Understanding Overweight and Obesity: The end of Average


    Prof. dr. dr. A.J. Roefs, affiliated with Maastricht University of Maastricht University (UM), has received a Vici grant of €1.5 million from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

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