A scientist who rates practice above theory

In Mind ,
Written by Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:00
Wil Buntinx: ‘The support-based approach will cause a huge swing’ He started to get suspicious in January: after their annual ‘mid-winter meeting’ the AAIDD board announced that Wil Buntinx had been nominated and asked him to provide a copy of his CV and some more detailed information. And on 23…

Spreading functional panic

In Mind ,
Written by Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:00
Maastricht inhalation test to be further professionalized One in five of all heart patients consulting a cardiologist with a possible heart problem, actually turns out to have a panic disorder. The symptoms are the same: palpitations, dizziness, hyperventilating. Many years ago, Maastricht University developed an inhalation test to diagnose patients…

Are we careless consumers in the supermarket?

In Mind ,
Written by Thursday, 01 June 2006 00:00
Doctoral candidate Ellen Dreezens knows how to influence our attitudes Although many consumers have negative associations with genetically modified (GM) food, they hardly ever stop to think about this when shopping in the supermarket. Whilst they consider respect for nature to be important, consumers make no connection with this information…

Afraid of being disliked

In Mind ,
Written by Thursday, 26 January 2006 00:00
Doctoral research into errors of reasoning in social anxiety disorder ‘They probably think I’m an incredible idiot now’, ‘After this blunder I will definitely no longer count’. Some people think their environment judges them, for example, on the fact that they stutter, blush or otherwise show insecurity. If these people…

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