Felix Klaassen

How IQ-scores encourage racism

How IQ-scores encourage racism

Intelligence is one of the most studied aspects of human cognition. However, it seems that IQ – the intelligence quotient – does not accurately represent intelligence. In fact, the way IQ is determined encourages racism, and the scientific community is not free from these biases.

Why young people keep partying during the COVID-19 pandemic

Why young people keep partying during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the last few weeks, the nationwide instructions have been clear: Keep your distance in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. But not everyone adheres to these rules. There are even “lockdown parties”, where groups of students party behind closed doors. Why do people partake in such behaviour? And even more important: How can we convince them to stop?

This is how you get rid of your fears

This is how you get rid of your fears

Everyone is afraid of something; for instance, I have an excessive aversion towards moths. Not a big deal as long as this fear does not debilitate your daily life. Do you want to free yourself of it anyway? Read here about how you can get rid of your fears.

Why am I a scientist?

Why am I a scientist?

If you ask scientists why they conduct research, they often give the grandest of reasons: curing diseases, ending world hunger, or ending our dependence on fossil fuels. I found out you can be in science with a relatively smaller goal, and that that’s okay.

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