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How psychology can help shape policies (3/3): Measuring influence

University of Tartu psychologists write about how psychology can help measure the impact of policies. Continue reading

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How psychology can help shape policies (2/3): Influencing behaviour

UT psychologists Andero Uusberg and Kariina Laas write about how psychology can help shape policies by influencing human behaviour. 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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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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Can MRI Detect Antisocial Personality Disorder?

University of Tartu Cognitive Psychology Professor Talis Bachmann comments on whether MRI scans can detect antisocial personality disorder. 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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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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