dhr. D. (Daniel) Alink
Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Social Psychology
1018 XA Amsterdam
In July 2009 Daniel Alink graduated (cum laude) from the Behavioural Science Research Master at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The following month, Daniel started as a PhD student at the Social Psychology department at the University of Amsterdam. The goal of his research project is to find out how trust in authorities (like the Dutch government) affects attitudes and behavior towards societal and environmental risks. The project is supervised by prof. dr. Joop van der Pligt and dr. Frenk van Harreveld
Daniel's main research interest is decision making in a broad sense, but decision making under uncertain circumstances in particular. Many decisions people make do not have guaranteed outcomes. For example, getting insurance, playing in lotteries, investing, but also participating in traffic and going on a holiday. During the project, mental processes and behaviour dealing with those situations will be studied, such as fear, regret, disappointment, heuristics, biases, safety behaviour, etc.
- D. Alink, F. van Harreveld & J. van der Pligt (2012). De rol van welwillendheid en competentie bij vertrouwen in personen versus organisaties. Jaarboek sociale psychologie, 2012, 17-20.