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.
Bastiaan and Matthew Hornsey have a new paper out, which is in press at Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Preprint can be read here.
Bastiaan geeft een publieke lezing over wantrouwen in de wetenschap in Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht) op 11 april 2024. Meer informatie hier: https://www.catharijneconvent.nl/activiteiten/wantrouwen-in-de-wetenschap/
The relationship between belief in science and meaning is complex and we have been discussing it for years (e.g., see here). In a new paper, we show that belief in…