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On December 15, the best student research papers of 2021 were awarded at the Estonian Academy of Sciences. National awards were given at three levels and in six fields of science. Once again, the students of the Institute of Psychology and their supervisors were successful.
In the field of social sciences, at the level of applied higher education and bachelor's studies, Kadi Reintam received the 1st prize with the paper “Relationships between the changes in the symptoms of eating disorders and diagnostic categories and anxiety and depression”.
In the master's level, the first prize went to Triinu Ojalo's competition paper “Depression and antidepressant use in connection with the genetic risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease” and the second prize to Helo Liis Soodla's competition paper “Towards Dimensional Psychopathology: Personality-Based Latent Profile Analysis”;
Congratulations to the authors and also to the supervisors Kirsti Akkermann, Kärol Soidla and Kelli Lehto!
This year, 495 competition papers from 30 universities were submitted to the Research Agency, most of them in the master's level. Most works were submitted in the field of social sciences, followed by natural sciences and humanities and arts. A list of all award recipients can be found on the ETAg website.