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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Navigating a complex world

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How do narcissistic leaders emerge and perform?

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are known for creating quite some political chaos. Still there seems to be no end to their self-confidence and belief in their own abilities. Very typical behavior for leaders with narcissistic personality traits, says Barbara Nevicka.

Human emotional vocalisations: learned or innate?

In a classic ‘nature versus nurture’ study, social psychology researcher Disa Sauter explores whether people can recognise emotions from the sounds deaf people make when they express their feelings.

How do you talk about science? Use a comic strip!

Forensic psychologist Bruno Verschuere and his colleagues at the UvA conduct a lot of research on the phenomenon of lying. When and why do people lie, how do you recognise lies and how do you detect lies? Along with cartoonist Jan Cleijne, they create ‘Science Comics’ .
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The research, carried out in the Faculty's various research institutes, is extensive and innovative and has a strong international focus.
The faculty offers 15 bachelor’s programmes, which are taught in Dutch, and offers 79 master’s and research master's programmes with a variety of specialisations.