Category Archives: Social sciences

Pocket Monsters Conquering the World

Professor in media studies Andra Siibak discusses why Pokémon Go became the most popular mobile game in the world during summer 2016. Continue reading

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Getting Inspired at the International Summer University

14 International Summer University participants share their thoughts and feelings about their studies at University of Tartu and the time spent in Estonia. Continue reading

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Be a Good Friend to Yourself!

Psychology student Kerttu Mäger analysed self-esteem and self-compassion in her master’s thesis and found that the best way to boost one’s self-esteem is to treat oneself in a friendly, humane and mindful manner and not concentrating so much on external praise. Continue reading

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Brexit: Hidden Implications for Baltic Security

Political scientist Eoin Micheál McNamara discusses the implications of a possible British exit from the EU on Baltic security. Continue reading

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Your Memory Is Not a Video Camera

Neuroscientist Jaan Aru explains how and why our memories can be false. Continue reading

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Healthy Sleep Recipe: How, When, with Whom?

Neuroscientist Jaan Aru gives a recipe on how to make most of your sleep. Continue reading

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What Is the Origin of the Slavs?

An extensive genome-scale study confirms that the “Slavicization” of Europe was about linguistic rather than genetic transformation. Continue reading

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