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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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

Article on

Why environmentalists should keep quiet about geoengineering

Article in Smithsonian Smartnews

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

Article in BPS research digest (September 2014)

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