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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BPS Research Digest on views of scientists

British Psychological Society blog on brain and behaviour

How we really see scientists

Article in Pacific Standard: How we really see scientists

Scientists Largely Trusted, But Also Seen As ‘Inhuman’

Article in National Public Radio: Scientists Largely Trusted, But Also Seen As ‘Inhuman’

Wat is het imago van de wetenschapper?

University of Amsterdam news item on a recent paper in PLoS One about moral stereotypes of scientists.

Bijgeloof in het dagelijks leven

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

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