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


The moral differences between pro- and anti-vaccine parents

The Washington Post on new research documenting vaccination concerns

Wetenschapsscepsis kent verschillende vormen / Science scepticism takes many forms

New research in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Word je dommer van meer keuzes?

In dit college vertelt dr. Frenk van Harreveld je waarom je meer aandacht trekt met 24 verschillende sapjes, maar meer verkoopt met 4 verschillende sapjes en waarom je pas gekochte kleding altijd mag ruilen.

BA/Leverhulme Grant – A comparison of Danish and Dutch believers

New project in which we compare Danish and Dutch believers.

Is het goed om je af en toe te vervelen?

Bastiaan over verveling in Quest magazine

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