Mandy Tjew-A-SinVrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · Department of Biological Psychology Psychology
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Currently a Post-doc on a project on the application of Wearable sensors to aid self-regulation among adolescents. Part of the large-scale, interdisciplinary NeuroLabNL project.
The dataset includes data from the two studies reported in our '‘Terror Management in a Multicultural Society’' paper. The data was collected at the psychology lab at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2013/2014 among Dutch-speaking student samples. The dataset consists of the measures described in the paper. The data can be used for replication p...
Terror Management Theory (TMT; Greenberg, Solomon, & Pyszczynski, 1997) proposes that mortality concerns may lead people to reject other cultures than their own. Although highly relevant to multiculturalism, TMT has been rarely tested in a European multicultural society. To fill this void, two studies examined the effects of mortality salience (MS)...
The dataset includes data from the electroencephalogram study reported in our paper: ‘Effects of simulated interpersonal Touch and Trait Intrinsic Motivation on the Error-Related Negativity’ (doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2016.01.044) . The data was collected at the psychology laboratories at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2012 among a Dutch-speakin...
The error-related negativity (ERN or Ne) is a negative event-related brain potential that peaks about 20 to 100ms after people perform an incorrect response in choice reaction time tasks. Prior research has shown that the ERN may be enhanced by situational and dispositional factors that promote intrinsic motivation. Building on and extending this w...
During the 1950s, Ivan Pavlov and his associates introduced the notion of protective inhibition, a response of the nervous system to protect itself against an overload of stimulation. Although protective inhibition has been invoked to explain a number of psychophysiological patterns, the notion has never been applied to social phenomena, while it h...
The dataset includes data from the four studies reported in our 'Embodied terror management' paper. The data was collected at either the campus or at the psychology lab at the VU University Amsterdam in 2011/2012 among Dutch-speaking student samples. The dataset consists of the measures described in the paper. The data can be used for replication p...
Individuals with low (rather than high) self-esteem often struggle with existential concerns. In the present research, we examined whether these existential concerns may be alleviated by seemingly trivial experiences of both real and simulated interpersonal touch. A brief touch on the shoulder by a female experimenter led individuals with low self-...
Interpersonal touch is a fundamental but undervalued aspect of human nature. In the present article, the authors review psychological research showing that even fleeting forms of touch may have a powerful impact on our emotional and social functioning. Given its significant beneficial effects, touch may be valuable as a therapeutic or health-promot...
Examine how people are dealing with major life questions, using rigorous (experimental) research methods.
There has been extensive research on cognitive strategies for emotion regulation,like reappraisal and distraction. However, we still know very little about how people may use their body in emotion regulation. At the Amsterdam Emotion Regulation Lab, we aim to fill this gap in scientific knowledge. This research is funded by the European Research Council.