Hello and welcome to the PsySci Lab!

The objective of the 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

Webpage under construction

adminJuly 9, 20201 min read

This website is still under construction. We hope to have a more complete version up and running at the end of August. Stay tuned!

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!

New paper out!

Esther NiehoffMarch 31, 20202 min read

New paper on heterogeneous science skepticism published in Public Understanding of Science. Abstract: Recent work points to the heterogeneous nature of science skepticism. However, most research on science skepticism has been conducted in the United States. The current work addresses the…

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 is 1 July 2020. More information can be found here!