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The social hotspot is of interest
to anyone who studies neuropsychological aspects
of human behavior in a social context.

LIBC Social Hotspot

social neuroscienceHumans are fundamentally a social species, rather than individualists. As such, people create organizations beyond the individual—structures that range from dyads, families, and groups to cities, civilizations, and cultures. The LIBC-social hotspot is interested in social neuroscience. This is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior. The work in this field shows that the presence of others influences people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Within the social hotspot, topics are studied that move beyond cognitive and neural processes. Social neuroscientists are interested in the situational and environmental factors that affect people's behavior. In the field of social neuroscience, we can thus not only provide insight in how social factors and demands affect what people choose to do, but also how they influence brain processes, and how these factors help people to generate, stimulate or regulate what they actually do.

News

 

lotte van dillenLotte van Dillen has been awarded a NWO funding for a research project in collaboration with Wilhelm Hofmann of the University of Cologne and Henk van Steenbergen of Leiden University about hedonic compensation.

The research proposal of social and organisational psychologist Van Dillen underwent a peer review process and was then assessed by a panel of international academics experts. The project will be funded with 550.000 euros for research up to three years in collaboration with the German social psychologist Hofmann and the Leiden cognitive psychologist Van Steenbergen.  Funding has come from the Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA), a European scheme in which the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) participates. 

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