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.

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New paper about the ‘Einstein effect’ and its impact on the perceived credibility of scientific scources.

New paper about the ‘Einstein effect’ and its impact on the perceived credibility of scientific scources.

adminFeb 8, 20221 min read

In this project, we examined how people rate the credibility of scientific statements depending on their own worldview, the kind of source that it came from (scientific vs. spiritual) and…

New paper out: Science rejection in Greece.

New paper out: Science rejection in Greece.

adminDec 1, 20211 min read

In our new paper, we replicate earlier work on heterogeneous science scepticism and the importance of spirituality in shaping science attitudes. This study however was conducted in Greece, which is…

Letter to the editors in Psychological Science published

Letter to the editors in Psychological Science published

adminNov 25, 20211 min read

The PsySci team recently wrote a letter to the editors of Psychological Science, commenting on research documenting the effects of scientific consensus identification on false beliefs about science. We make…

26. November, 15:00: Trustworthy science in the public domain

26. November, 15:00: Trustworthy science in the public domain

adminNov 16, 20211 min read

Don´t miss this expert meeting on the impact of Covid-19 on science, researchers and trust in science! Bastiaan will be part of the expert panel, next to a.o. Hedwig te…

Paper about the ideology gap in climate change scepticism out now!

Paper about the ideology gap in climate change scepticism out now!

adminNov 4, 20211 min read

Temporal distance and consideration of future consequences shape the connection between ideology and climate change scepticism. In our new paper we compared liberals and conservatives and their considerations towards future…