Airport chaos, programming in a convent, Aperol as a stress-reliever and a catholic promise to be paid – QHELP Seminar in Padova

It all started out with a new email in my inbox: a call for applications for a week-long seminar of quantitative methods in Psychology that would take place in Padova, Italy. Students with all levels of acquaintance with R (a programming language for statistical computing), from all academic levels in the field of Psychology (from … Continue reading Airport chaos, programming in a convent, Aperol as a stress-reliever and a catholic promise to be paid – QHELP Seminar in Padova

What could you possibly teach to those who know it all?! – The risks of cognitive biases

Back in 1972, researchers Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman introduced the concept of cognitive bias. A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting the complex world around them. Even though extremely hard to detect in oneself, everyone exhibits cognitive biases that affect the decisions (from small … Continue reading What could you possibly teach to those who know it all?! – The risks of cognitive biases

Sentimentos Transcritos

“The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive.” – Elliot Page Muito haveria a escrever sobre género. Desde a sua dimensão contínua, num variado espectro de possibilidades, até ao que significa viver o seu género, expressá-lo, vê-lo reconhecido nos olhos daqueles com quem contactamos todos os dias. … Continue reading Sentimentos Transcritos

Emotions exam

Emotions are brief episodes of autonomic activation and mind arousal associated with a subjective feeling that can be common or out of the ordinary. But this is not always that simple. How do you feel when bumping into an ex? What is the mental interpretation of listening to a friend you once trusted lying bluntly … Continue reading Emotions exam

State of (mental) Emergency

Here we go again. Portugal returns to State of Emergency. Again. As the numbers of new cases and deaths keep growing, our mental state declines accordingly. It has been 8 months since our first lockdown. And we have been swinging on a thin thread of uncertainty, desperately trying to keep our balance by moving forward, … Continue reading State of (mental) Emergency