Category Archives: Social sciences

Who follows in the steps of Greta Thunberg

Researchers have analyzed the profile of global climate protesters in March and September 2019. Continue reading

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How psychology can help shape policies (1/3): Modelling behaviour

The word ‘psychologist’ tends to be associated with an image of a psychotherapist working with a patient who has turned to them as a last resort, perhaps even with eyes cast down in shame. There are many things wrong with … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Ukraine – an experimental approach to studying perceptions of contested regions

A group of students conducted a study, looking into the perceptions of contested regions in Ukraine. Continue reading

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Five intriguing thoughts from psychologist Andero Uusberg

Psychologist Andero Uusberg discusses the state of flow, mindfulness, handling of tasks, social media, and honesty. Continue reading

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What are Estonians like?

University of Tartu psychologists describe a typical Estonian: What is her character and mood like, how much she eats and drinks. Continue reading

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Solving the puzzle of the Kurds in the Syrian conflict

“After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home!” wrote Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on Twitter on 20 December 2018. After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our … Continue reading

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How To Mourn Properly on Facebook?

A study by a University of Tartu graduate student shows that the topic of death is an important and sensitive topic in social media. What will become of the social media accounts of a deceased one? Continue reading

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