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.

Insights on climate change and COVID-19 skepticism

Insights on climate change and COVID-19 skepticism

adminMarch 16, 20211 min read

The University of Amsterdam issued a press release covering recent work by Rutjens, van der Linden, and van der Lee (2021) on how existing research on climate change and vaccine…

New paper on COVID-19 related science skepticism

New paper on COVID-19 related science skepticism

adminMarch 9, 20211 min read

How can research on climate and vaccine skepticism inform understanding COVID-19 related science skepticism? A new paper by Rutjens, van der Linden, and van der Lee (2021) investigates this question.…

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…

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…

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…