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

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.

Webpage under construction

Webpage under construction

adminJuly 9, 20201 min read

This website is still under construction. We will frequently provide updates and work toward a more complete lab site as we go along. Thanks for stopping by!

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!

New paper out!

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

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!