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  • August 2019: Sander van der Linden, Romy van der Lee, and myself will edit a special issue of GPIR on anti-science beliefs and endorsement of alternative facts, taking a group processes approach to these phenomena. Expected submission deadline May 2020. Send me an e-mail for more information!
  • July 2019: Very excited to be part of a Research Priority Area Human(e) AI grant on the social and moral psychology of human interactions with algorithmic agents.
  • February 2019: New chapter on the psychological functions of science and religion in press.
  • January 2019: With colleagues in the UK and the Netherlands I ran a large-scale comparative research project on science skepticism in 25 countries.
  • January 2019:New publication on attitudes to GM foods available
  • December 2018: Interview in Spui Magazine (Dutch)
  • October 2018: Interview (in Dutch) in Volkskrant
  • September 2018: Belief systems and the perception of reality now published

This book focuses on the social psychology of belief systems and how they influence perceptions of reality. These belief systems, from politics to religion to science, shape one’s thoughts and views, but also can be the cause of conflict and disagreement over values, particularly when they are enacted in political policies. More information can be found here

  • May 2018: I wrote an essay on science distrust which was published at Aeon


Research-related media

Science skepticism paper (2017-2019)

Perceived morality of scientists paper (2016)

Religion and the existential function of belief in social-moral progress paper (2016)

Affirming scientific progress paper (2014)

Stage Theory paper (2013)

Deus or Darwin paper (2010)

Yes we can paper (2010)

Things will get better paper (2009)


Psychology of superstition media