Is an ‘idiot-proof’-world making us behave like idiots?

A recent article I read by psychologist Thijs Launspach got me thinking: if the world is designed to help us and cater to our needs whenever we want, will our ability to think for ourselves eventually diminish? Put in other words: will an ‘idiot-proof’ world turn us into idiots?

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Aletta Jacobs; The Groningse Feminist

For those students that, like me, walk past the Academia building or the Harmony building multiple times a day, it has been hard to miss the new mural of the

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What Has Changed in Afghanistan?

Around nine months ago, all eyes were on Afghanistan as the U.S. and many other western countries withdrew their troops. Now, almost nine months later, we don’t pay a lot of attention to the country anymore.

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Sleep deprivations: dear students, please get some sleep

Dear fellow students, It is hard, I know. Studying, working, socializing. It is a true art form to make your deadlines, show up for work in time, and occasionally see

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Hong Kong’s election: one winner, zero opponents

On Sunday the 8th of May 2022, John Lee was elected as the new leader of Hong Kong, succeeding Carrie Lam. In an election without opposition, for Lee was the

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Donald Trump’s Benevolent Sexism

For IRIO students in 2022, identifying discrimination in politics should be easy, right? Well, maybe that is not the case. Social psychologists have found a type of sexism that is

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Celebrating the Freedom from War

While we are still happily looking back on the celebrations of last week’s Wednesday and isn’t it nice celebrating a Dutch holiday without some racist tradition added to it, two

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Go vote for the University Council Elections!

When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other. Even at the university level, voting

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Depp v. Heard: The Bandwagon Nature of Public Opinion

If you have been anywhere near social media since the beginning of April, I can assume that you’ve heard of the ongoing defamation trial between John C. Depp, II and

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Stolen Babies Remain an Open Wound in Spain

During the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Spain, thousands of newborns and young children were taken from their parents and brought to new families or orphanages. The aim was to prevent these children from being raised by parents whose political stance did not match the state ideology.

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