About me

Bastiaan1I am an assistant professor at the Psychology Research Institute of the University of Amsterdam. My research interests are in social and cultural psychology, within which I focus on the psychology of belief systems and worldviews. Most of my research targets the psychology of science.


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Short bio

I have degrees in Psychology of Culture and Religion (Radboud University Nijmegen; 2004) and Social Psychology (University of Amsterdam; 2006). I started my PhD project in Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2008 and defended my thesis in 2012 (cum laude).
In 2012-2013 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 have been working at the University of Amsterdam since 2014 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. In 2019 I was awarded an ERC starting grant on the psychology of science skepticism.

Contact me at: bastiaan.rutjens@gmail.com