Psychology Science Day 2022
‘Very interesting’ is what two bachelor students have to say about the stories by Liesbeth van Vliet and Niki Antypa during the Psychology Science Day. The icing on the cake were the poster presentations about the bachelor's theses, admired and commented on by scientists and fellow students. Teachers and postdocs also presented recent research in the hall of FSW.
Health psychologist Liesbeth van Vliet shares her knowledge on the role empathy plays in conveying bad news between therapists and patients. 'We learned about empathy in our bachelor's programme, but it goes much further,' argues bachelor student Ida van Kampen. Niki Antypa also receives their appreciation for her research project on the biological clock. In any case, research is of great interest to these bachelor students, they therefore hope for a place in the Research Master of Developmental Psychology. Anna van Duijvenvoorde, chair of the Psychology science committee: 'Very good', ‘or am I now suffering from a bias?’
Recognition and Rewards
Psychologists and psychology students traded in their stay-at-home workplaces for room SC01 during the Psychology Science Day. Director of Research Lotte van Dillen submitted various statements to the panel to spark discussion and to enhance the live interaction. The statements entailed the Recognition and Rewards (R&R) movement that keep scientific minds busy. Would R&R affect the quality of research, or could it benefit the entire academic community? After all, it exists due to the grace of students, lecturers and supporting staff.
Anouk van der Weiden is a psychology teacher and a passionate advocate of R&R. She received recognition at Leiden University and won an award for psychology teacher of the year, bringing her a step closer to a national Comenius grant for her educational innovation. Fellow panelist Zsuzsa Bakk, member of the Young Academy Leiden, contributes to the discussion and movement in the R&R group of the Institute of Psychology. Her view outside the academy shows that the new R&R movement is also important for retaining good researchers. As a panel member, science director Andrea Evers includes the latest plans of minister Robert Dijkgraaf as he wants to invest in young teachers and researchers for this very reason.
Verena Ly: ‘It's nice to be together with your colleagues and to shed more light on topics such as R&R and Responsible Research.’
Our young teachers and researchers present their posters in the hall of the Pieter de la Court building. Anna van 't Veer expresses her unwavering enthusiasm for the Open Science Community Leiden (OSCL). Tom Heyman, a colleague of Van 't Veer at Methods and Statistics, explains: 'Part of Open Science is Open Access. That knowledge resides with employees of the Center for Digital Scholarship.' Willemijn Plomp and Jaap-Willem Mink are the two new data stewards and explain how they support making research data FAIR. The organization of this science event is in the hands of Verena Ly and student assistant Veerle Zijleman. Research policy officer Ly says: 'It's nice to be together with your colleagues and to shed more light on topics such as R&R and Responsible Research.'