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Results: 1 - 40 of 133
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    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • Polarisation in the Netherlands: how divided are we?
    26 Jan 2021
    Exactly how divided are we in the Netherlands, and what role is polarisation likely to play in our upcoming elections? We discussed this with political scientist Eelco Harteveld, who has spent years studying the ...
  • The Brexit deal, a never-ending story
    21 Jan 2021
    Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin reflects on the Brexit deal that came into effect on 1 January 2021. ‘When we last spoke about Brexit, I wondered if the transition period would be the beginning of the end, or the end ...
  • I apologise for my behaviour: when shyness becomes a problem
    19 Jan 2021
    Extreme shyness likely emerges in very early childhood. Developmental psychologist Milica Nikolić is conducting research to determine how parents can prevent their children from becoming overly shy in later life. ...
  • How are Dutch families mentally coping with COVID 19?
    18 Jan 2021
    Till at least 9 February parents in the Netherlands are in lockdown with their children. How did Dutch families mentally cope with the first wave of the corona pandemic? Preventive Youth Care researchers share first ...
  • How did the Dutch lockdown influence cannabis use and addiction?
    15 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced substantial psychosocial stressors in everyday life. Did changes in mental wellbeing lead to more cannabis use and more severe cannabis disorders? A study among near daily ...
  • What does contagious laughter sound like?
    15 Dec 2020
    Feel like a good laugh? Then why not take part in a listening experiment designed by UvA psychologists. Listen to someone else laughing out loud and rate how contagious you find their laughter. You can also add your ...
  • Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
    14 Dec 2020
    Pressing Matter received a grant of 3.5 million euros of the National Science Agenda of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to analyse the role colonial collections could play in resolving tensions in dealing with our ...
  • How do we explain mistrust of the corona vaccine?
    9 Dec 2020
    Anthropologist Stuart Blume has been researching vaccination programmes for the last 20 years. He has observed important historical developments that may partly explain the current mistrust towards coronavirus ...
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    Can art reduce prejudice about female leaders?
    8 Dec 2020
    Women are still underrepresented in leadership roles. One major cause is unfavourable gender norms. Is it possible that art in which these norms are cast into doubt will reduce prejudice against female leadership? ...
  • Music therapy helps combat stress
    7 Dec 2020
    Stress increases the risk of physical and emotional problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, anxiety disorders, depression and burnout. Millions of people are on anxiety-reducing medication to diminish ...
  • Raising social awareness and finding technological solutions for antimicrobial resistance
    25 Nov 2020
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in which bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, is an explosively growing problem worldwide. An international interdisciplinary consortium including the University of ...
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • Alcohol advertising generally leads to higher alcohol consumption
    24 Nov 2020
    Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch ...
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Audiovisual information and multi-language eHealth tools are promising for expanding patient participation
    29 Oct 2020
    Online health tools can play an important role in expanding patient participation among older cancer patients and older Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch cancer patients. Nida Gizem Yılmaz discovered that the use of ...
  • The role of race and gender in US elections
    29 Oct 2020
    While most attention seems to go to Trump’s behaviour and Covid19’s role in the US Elections 2020, we want to turn our attention to the role of race and gender. With communication scientist Penny Sheets Thibaut, we ...
  • Learning how to make shared decisions with virtual patients
    27 Oct 2020
    Patients want to have a say in their medical treatment, especially when it will have a major impact on their life. Research shows that a shared decision-making process does indeed have positive effects. But how can a ...
  • ‘You could almost say that it’s already election day’
    26 Oct 2020
    Dutch journalist and US expert Laila Frank and American political media consultant Dan Kully shared their views on the American Presidential Elections with students from the Political Communication track at the ...
  • Violence against journalists and other information carriers
    21 Oct 2020
    In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for ...
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
  • Trump’s personality might have become too much for strong Republicans
    15 Oct 2020
    A handful of weeks out of one of the most important presidential elections of our lifetime, Joe Biden is consolidating his lead in polls. And, yet, Donald Trump’s approval rate remains relatively stable. Is Trump ...
  • Verhulst Award presented to talented young researcher
    30 Sep 2020
    On Tuesday September 29, the Verhulst Award was presented for the first time to an excellent young researcher in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. The award was presented to Runyu Zou for his publication ...
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    Do politics make you sweat or frown?
    21 Sep 2020
    We tend to have strong feelings when it comes to politicians, ranging from disgust to enthusiasm. So just how deep-seated are these feelings? Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher studied physical ...
  • The rise and success of economic sanctions
    8 Sep 2020
    The use of economic sanctions continues to rise around the globe. ‘While democracy and liberal institutions have led to the decline of war, they paradoxically have also triggered the rise of economic coercion as a ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • Building a bias when making economic decisions
    24 Aug 2020
    Contrary to classical economic theories, people do not make economic decisions that benefit them the most but are biased towards default options. This bias has mostly been explained by how the options are framed. An ...
  • Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?
    20 Jul 2020
    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...
  • Offer employees challenging tasks, but vary in the type of challenge
    3 Jul 2020
    Employees seek challenging experiences in their job in order to develop their skills. It is no surprise then, that many people are looking for challenge. According to the results of a new study, led by organisational ...
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    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’
    1 Jul 2020
    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...
  • Understanding the effectiveness of learning within learning communities
    26 Jun 2020
    Learning communities are in vogue to promote organizational learning. Yet, a theory that explains whether, when and why they work is missing. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam received funding to develop ...
  • Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht
    26 Jun 2020
    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • Humans can recognise behavioural contexts from chimpanzees’ vocalizations
    18 Jun 2020
    A new study shows that humans can infer specific information when genetically closely related species verbally express emotions. In an experiment including over 3000 human listeners judging 155 vocalizations of 66 ...
  • How is protest heard?
    16 Jun 2020
    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...
  • Are strongmen a particular ‘breed’ of political figures?
    8 Jun 2020
    We know much about the behaviour and policies of right-wing autocrats, but little was known about their personality profile. Alessandro Nai (University of Amsterdam) and Emre Toros (Hacettepe University, Ankara) ...
  • What explains violence in elections?
    4 Jun 2020
    Last year, more than one hundred people died during the general elections in Nigeria. When and why do we see such violence? How can we understand why politicians sometimes engage in violence themselves, while in ...
  • Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia, 2017
    What can we learn from street experiments?
    19 May 2020
    For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...