About me

BastiaanI 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. From 2014-2017, my research was funded by the AXA Research Fund.

Contact me at: bastiaan.rutjens@gmail.com