About me

I am an assistant professor at the psychology department of the University of Amsterdam. My research interests are in social and cultural psychology, with a particular focus on the psychology of belief systems and worldviews.


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Short bio

I graduated in the Psychology of Culture and Religion program at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2004 and subsequently obtained a MSc in Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (in 2006). After working as a research assistant at the Social Psychology department, I started my PhD project in Amsterdam in 2008. In 2012, I defended my thesis (cum laude).
In 2012 I  spent a year as a postdoc at the University of British Columbia, at the Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture (HECC) and the Heine Lab. I currently work at the University of Amsterdam and am involved in several research projects with my colleagues at the Amsterdam Uncertainty Lab and many others. My research is funded by the AXA Research Fund.

Contact me at: bastiaan.rutjens@gmail.com