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.

Current research themes


Is belief in moral progress a substitute for religion?

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Dutch TV item on lotteries

In Dutch: vraagt Bastiaan Rutjens om iets te vertellen over de Postcodeloterij.

When you think about spirits, do you see ghosts?

Article on Epiphenom

Why tidying your desk might make conspiracy theories seem less plausible

A blog on the psychology of conspiracy beliefs devoted attention to our 2014 paper on ambivalence and compensatory order perceptions

Why Using Science Won’t Make People Greener

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