Welcome to the PsySci Lab!

The objective of the PsySci (Psychology of Science) Lab is to better understand what drives the gulf between scientific consensus about facts and public acceptance of those facts. Embedded in the University of Amsterdam’s faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, we study attitudes to science across topics, individuals, and countries.

Click here for a key publication discussing various approaches to understanding attitudes towards science.

We are looking for a research assistant!

We are looking for a research assistant!

adminOctober 21, 20201 min read

The PsySci (Psychology of Science) Lab is looking for a research assistant, starting March 2021. This 0.5 fte position is for one year. I am looking for a highly motivated candidate who 1) has a clear affinity with the research…

New interview on faith in science (NL)

New interview on faith in science (NL)

adminSeptember 7, 20201 min read

With the Dutch Journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding & Diëtetiek, Bastiaan discusses public distrust in science and ways to deal with intuition, skepticism, and friction. You can find the full article (in Dutch) here.

You can now find us on Twitter!

You can now find us on Twitter!

Esther NiehoffJune 18, 20201 min read

Good news! We’ve finally jumped on board and joined Twitter. Follow us under Psychology of Science Lab (@PsySciLab) to always stay up to date with our newest research. Visit our twitter profile and leave us a message!

GPIR Special Issue on anti-science beliefs

GPIR Special Issue on anti-science beliefs

Esther NiehoffJanuary 1, 20201 min read

Bastiaan is editing a special issue of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations on anti-science beliefs and endorsement of alternative facts. Submission deadline was 1 July 2020. The special issue will be published around May 2021.