A group of postdoc and PhDs at our Focus on Emotions lab organized an escape room for staff and students to increase their awareness of diversity and accessibility matters. It was designed particularly for this year’s EUniWell FestiWell, which ran under the headline “Towards global sustainable well-being”. Leiden University, as a partner of the EUniWell (European University for Well-Being) hosted part of this cross-university festival on 13 May. Read the full article here!
On May 12th, Tirza van der Straaten successfully defended her PhD dissertation at Leiden University: "Opportunities within and after Rehabilitation for Patients with Hearing Loss".
Her PhD included a groundbreaking, nation-wide study on how on deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children do in primary and secondary education. An important step towards more awareness and knowledge on what is needed for better social inclusion and equity in education for all children. You can read Tirza’s dissertation here.
Congrats, Dr. Tirza!
Cultural heritage is an indispensable part of society, and plays a role in shaping our values and the way we interact with the world. Thus, it is important that we anchor diversity and inclusion in this sector - sustainably and effectively.
Finding out how modern technology can play a role in this is the goal of the "Interactive Inclusive Heritage" project, which exists within a larger collaboration between the University of Twente (UT) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The research is led by Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Claudia Libbi on behalf of VU and by Carolien Rieffe, Shenghui Wang and Dirk Heylen on behalf of the UT.
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In a longitudinal study, Eichengreen and colleagues explored how the certain aspects of emotional intelligence impact the development of adolescents’ mental health, thus identifying potential warning signs and targets for intervention programs. Despite a higher risk for mental health issues and lesser access to socio-emotional learning opportunities, aspects of emotional intelligence in adolescents with hearing loss in mainstream education did not develop differently from their hearing peers, implying that their social environment might play a more important role in their mental health.
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