Human behavior research
Many people are fascinated by human behavior. Why do we act the way we do? How is our behavior influenced, or measured? And why is behavioral change so difficult?
How emotions are made
Emotions are created in the brain: Neuroscience research in the past decades has shown that our brain gives meaning to our experiences and sensations, through concepts such as emotions.
Father and infant with Down syndrome
Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal diseases in humans. Researcher Fidler and her colleagues argue that understanding early cognitive development is important in improving preventative care.
Noldus solution testing drivers with hemi-neglect
Hemineglect is a condition caused by strokes or brain damage in which part of the sensory inputs to the brain are ignored and it is as if that part of the world which is sensed doesn't even exist.
On-site observational studies
In certain cases, observations for your study are best performed on-site. In this blog, we describe observational studies with older age groups, conducted at home or at a healthcare facility.
Observing infant gaze during feeding
McNally and her colleagues developed a coding scheme to observe infant gaze behavior and applied it in a study of complementary feeding.
Social interactions between siblings
In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, this blog post focuses on the social interactions between children and their older autistic siblings.
Using an applied game to treat anxiety symptoms in children
What is the effectiveness of the applied game called MindLight in teaching children how to cope with anxiety? Wols et al. investigated this game-based intervention.
Parent-child interaction
What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy? It helps improve family dynamics by working to reduce negative behavior and interactions, and to practice new behaviors and ways of communicating that are more encouraging.
What is biometric research?
Biometric research is the study of subconscious processes related to attention, cognition, emotion, and physiological arousal.
Coding scheme The Observer XT
The coding scheme or ethogram determines what data you collect and is, thus, an essential part of your behavioral study. Tips to set up a coding scheme (+free white paper with all 7 tips to set-up your coding scheme).