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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Bijgeloof in het dagelijks leven

Interview met Frenk van Harreveld over bijgeloof in het dagelijks leven.

Science of the Paranormal: Can You Trust Your Own Mind?

Live Science covers research by Michiel van Elk on paranormal believers

New paper out in Psychological Review

A new paper on a network model of attitudes is now published in Psychological Review. See publications for more info.

Be careful, your love of science looks a lot like religion

News article on SBS Australia covering our research

New paper on illusory control and sense of agency out in Cognition

Our paper on illusory control and sense of agency among children and adults is now in press at Cognition. See publications for more info.

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