Refamiliarizing with university life

I’m not sure if “refamiliarizing” is an existing word, but it’s how I feel. It’s been a while since I experienced university life to the fullest. Moreover, there is some stuff that I never really gave myself the time to get used to. Sometimes I wonder how other students do it – study, socialize, work, exercise, get enough sleep so you’re energized enough to study again… Other students struggle with the same thing, which is also a new realization I have acquired.

This post is just me ranting about how overwhelmed but excited I am. Writing it all down helps me process what I’m feeling. Please don’t expect high-quality writing 😉

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Introversion, FOMO, and meeting many new people: The start of a new academic year

The new academic year has begun. Last week we got an entire week full of introductions. This meant tutorials about the learning system, lectures about culture and discrimination among students, and meeting new people. That last part was organized by students themselves. I have to say that it was nice to connect with some of them, but it did put a lot of pressure on me.

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Psychology and Pop Culture: Emotion and motivation in Young Royals

Welcome to Psychology and Pop Culture. In this series, I discuss psychology matters in relation to aspects in pop culture. To me, this is as a preparation for the Master’s I am going to follow next academic year, but I hope this can teach you something too. I have already studied a few core topics in psychology; those will be left out. What will be discussed is related to development, memory, emotions and perceptions. Today’s post is discussing Emotion and motivation in the tv-show Young Royals. Enjoy!

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Making things difficult for myself: An update on blogging

More often I hear myself telling people that I’m making things difficult for myself. There are so many things keeping me busy and I feel kind of exhausted. I should’ve been enjoying the summer to the fullest, but except for a few moments, I think I didn’t. And I’m afraid some of that might have been caused by keeping a blog.

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Psychology and Pop Culture: Consciousness in Reality Shifting

Welcome to Psychology and Pop Culture. In this series, I discuss psychology matters in relation to aspects in pop culture. To me, this is as a preparation for the Master’s I am going to follow next academic year, but I hope this can teach you something too. I have already studied a few core topics in psychology; those will be left out. What will be discussed is related to development, memory, emotions and perceptions. Today’s post is Consciousness in Reality Shifting. Enjoy!

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Psychology and Pop Culture: Sensing and perceiving a Billie Eilish song

Welcome to Psychology and Pop Culture. In this series, I discuss psychology matters in relation to aspects in pop culture. To me, this is as a preparation for the Master’s I am going to follow next academic year, but I hope this can teach you something too. I have already studied a few core topics in psychology; those will be left out. What will be discussed is related to development, memory, emotions and perceptions. Today’s post is about sensation and perception in Happier than Ever, a song on Billie Eilish’s new album. Enjoy!

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I can’t watch the news anymore. But that doesn’t mean I’m blind to what’s going on

When my parents were on their holiday, I was home alone for almost 2 weeks with an occassional visit from Saapjen. The desire to watch tv wasn’t there; I had Netflix and YouTube if I got bored in the evening. The only time I watched the news on tv, I got so depressed I had to turn it off after 10 minutes. Maybe less, I can’t recall.

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