The Amsterdam Uncertainty Lab

Causes and consequences of risk and uncertainty

UncertaintyAheadThe Amsterdam Uncertainty Lab is situated in the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. Our research focuses on the causes and consequences of various kinds of risk and uncertainty. Cognitions and emotions that arise as a consequence of uncertainty are examined as well as the ways in which people cope with feelings of uncertainty.

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Why Using Science Won’t Make People Greener

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Why environmentalists should keep quiet about geoengineering

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Want people to care about the environment? Don’t overplay the power of science

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How not to teach climate change

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