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  • 14 Nov 2019
    Man and women standing at a great distance from each other
    Does psychological distance explain distrust in science?

    Some people are more distrusting of science than others, especially on themes concerning climate change, vaccinations and genetic modification of food. The reasons for distrust differ per theme and can emanate from ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Ren Yee
    FMG academics are entering into a partnership with architects and designers: 'Testing Research in Practice'

    Academics in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam are entering into a partnership with UNSense, a company operating at the cutting edge of architecture and technology. ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    DJ playing music
    The electronic dance scenes in the UK and in America

    Dance is a global phenomenon. But in the early years it was chiefly in the United Kingdom that dance grew into a successful industry while in the United States – the cradle of dance – the genre failed to break into ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Chinese economy
    A new perspective on China’s rapid economic emergence

    Over the course of his study, political scientist Julian Gruin spoke to 60 policymakers, bankers and (retired) members and officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get an answer to the question that has been ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    Han van der Maas
    'A natural sciences approach will help us resolve major social issues'

    From radicalisation to addiction and from congestion to depression, all major social issues rest on complex systems. Han van der Maas, recently appointed distinguished research professor of Complex Systems in Society ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Science Comic The truth about dishonesty
    How do you talk about science? Use a comic strip!

    Forensic psychologist Bruno Verschuere and his colleagues at the UvA conduct a lot of research on the phenomenon of lying. When and why do people lie, how do you recognise lies and how do you detect lies? Along with ...

  • 19 Sep 2019
    Man admires himself in mirror
    How do narcissistic leaders emerge and perform?

    Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are known for creating quite some political chaos. Still there seems to be no end to their self-confidence and belief in their own abilities. Very typical behavior for leaders with ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Prof Agneta Fischer
    FMG dean Agneta Fischer to attend Real Opening of Academic Year in Leiden

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) dean Agneta Fischer will be attending the Real Opening of the Academic Year in Leiden with her colleague Fred Weerman from the Faculty of Humanities. Organised by ...

  • 26 Aug 2019
    de Vreese, Claes
    How are artificial intelligence and data affecting our society?

    Data plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. What effects and consequences is this having? How are citizens adapting to the new developments? These questions are key to the research of Claes de ...

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Funding for new research

    Four FMG research teams receive funding in the NWO Open Competition – SSH. This instrument makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without any thematic limitations.

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Young man is listening to music
    Music interventions reduce stress

    Stress negatively impacts our health. We know that better and better. But how can we reduce stress when our daily environments keep stress levels up? Scientists looked into the effects of music interventions by ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Couple laughing about a movie
    User comments influence YouTube viewing experience

    Online videos on platforms such as YouTube can entertain us because they are funny and provide enjoyment. But they can also affect us because they are sad or tragic. UvA scientists studied the effect of user comments ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    Girl gets anxious on crowded road crossing
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Teenagers bicycling through the city
    Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?

    When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Mother and child
    Mindful training with baby relieves parental stress

    Being a mother is typically expected to bring joy, but motherhood in the early years can also bring a lot of stress. UvA researchers found that Mindful training with your baby/toddler can help to relieve parental ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Still animation movie health-square only
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health

    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...

  • 13 May 2019
    Billboard with posters for the European elections
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe

    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.

  • 3 May 2019
    Don Corleone in The Godfather
    Organised crime groups and popular culture

    Most of us are unlikely to enter the world of organised crime in our daily lives. Nevertheless, criminal gangs, the Mafia and cartels are extremely popular global phenomena in street art, film, video games and ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    March against Brexit
    Brexit: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

    Brexit has been delayed till latest 31 October. Before that date the UK has to find consensus on the way forward. ‘Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?’, wonders Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin.

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Woman with sad face
    A better understanding of mental disorders

    UvA researcher Denny Borsboom continues to work towards a network model for explaining mental disorders. Through such a model, he also hopes to contribute significantly to shaping new theory in his field. He received ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen makes the decline of the American city tangible

    The vast body of work by Bruce Springsteen offers a gripping picture of the decline of the industrial American city. Economic geographer Robert Kloosterman analyses how Springsteen's work illustrates this decline.

  • 29 Mar 2019
    Gender Muslim framing
    How do gender and sexuality factor into the ‘Muslim Question’?

    In Europe, including here in the Netherlands, Islam and Muslims are increasingly problematised in a manner reminiscent of the historical emergence of the ‘Jewish Question’. Beyond the ‘us/them’ mentality, this ...

  • 27 Mar 2019
    Leaving the EU
    Why it is hard to exit the EU

    New developments in the Brexit saga move faster than we can write about. Why is it so difficult to exit from the EU? ‘The institutional cooperation among member states within the EU is extremely deep and in many ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Brexit March London
    Brexit…or not? Interview with Jonathan Zeitlin

    EU leaders agreed to a short Brexit extension. Almost a million people marched the streets of London for a second vote on Brexit, and 5 million people have signed an online petition to cancel Brexit. Which ...

  • 20 Mar 2019
    Hans Brug FMG dean
    ‘We shouldn’t force people, but promote and facilitate healthy behaviour’

    How can we make sure that people can and want to live as healthily as possible? This is the key question informing the research of Hans Brug, recently appointed non-salaried professor of Health Behaviour at the ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    Prof Christian Burgers, hoogleraar FMG
    How can we use strategic communication to deal with changes in technology?

    Christian Burgers has been named professor by special appointment of Strategic Communication at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, effective 1 March 2019. As a professor by special appointment, Burgers ...

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Online health information on tablet
    Customising online health information to suit personal preferences

    The number and use of health websites have grown enormously in recent years. UvA doctoral candidate Minh Hao Nguyen has investigated the importance of these websites specifically to older patients with cancer. Good ...

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Woman advertises on youtube
    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos

    Children don’t mind advertisements in YouTube videos, as long as the videos are fun to watch and the brand fits the YouTuber. This is the main outcome of research carried out by communication scientist Eva van ...

  • 14 Mar 2019
    People trying to listen to each other
    Dutch people have trouble understanding Japanese expression of anger

    Are Dutch and Japanese people able to understand each other’s nonverbal expressions of emotions? Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam) and Michiko Yoshie (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Eftychia Stamkou - Cultural Psychology
    Do norm violators meet with disapproval – or admiration instead?

    People who disregard social conventions can be found anywhere. While they elicit some degree of disapproval in all places, in certain countries they can expect to earn admiration as well. In other words: which values ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    International epilepsy-day-purple ribbon
    How living with epilepsy impacts parents and children

    There are approximately 120,000 people with epilepsy in the Netherlands. When a child or parent has epilepsy, the impact on the immediate family can be severe. Assistant professor and child and youth care researcher ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Smiley on post its
    A mathematical model to explain human behaviour

    The field of psychology offers a great deal of research material on how people form their opinions: what do we support, what are we against and how does this decision-making process occur? In his doctoral research ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Cameras in cities
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Book cover Bits of emotion
    Positive effect of sharing negative emotions online

    Many adolescents and young adults share negative emotions via social media on a daily basis: worries about exams, doubts over decisions needing to be made, anxiety towards certain situations. Friends in their social ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Language Diversity
    Linguistic diversity in Europe: a societal challenge

    There is a tension between two goals that are key to the European ideal, namely mobility and the possibility for its citizens to move freely across internal boundaries, and diversity as the recognition of European ...

  • 22 Nov 2018
    Populism poster smalll
    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism

    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...

  • 16 Oct 2018
    Supermarkt met ongezond aanbod
    A virtual supermarket for diabetics

    UvA scientists will be developing a virtual supermarket especially for people with Type 2 diabetes. This application will help users train themselves so they are better able to resist temptations and therefore make ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    European Social Survey
    The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

    Aslan Zorlu (University of Amsterdam) and Paul Frijters (London School of Economics) conducted research into the happiness of European Muslims in the years since the attacks on 11 September 2001. They found a ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Nieuwbouw Overhoeks
    Remote sensing reveals shrinking green space in Amsterdam

    The compact city concept and green spaces are both instruments for achieving a sustainable city. Yet they are also policy areas with mutual interdependency and contradictory effects, as research by UvA urban planners ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    How does the Dutch public feel about automated decision-making?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) opens the door to automated decision-making (ADM). This development has given rise to both hopes and concerns regarding the impact that ADM might have on our society, and hence to a call ...