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Results: 41 - 60 of 184
  • Dutch politicians showing frowning and happy faces
    How do politicians’ emotions affect us as voters?
    17 Mar 2021
    Emotions are usually very contagious, especially when expressed by people you like. If someone looks happy, for instance, you become happy too. But when politicians are involved, the dynamic is slightly different. It ...
  • Climate scepticism teaches us about COVID-19 scepticism
    16 Mar 2021
    Social psychological factors that explain science scepticism with regard to climate change and vaccinations also provide insights into mistrust surrounding COVID-19, according to social psychologists Bastiaan Rutjens ...
  • Negative emotions are better predictors of populist attitudes
    11 Mar 2021
    The rise of populism has been accompanied by explanations as to why people feel drawn to it. An international study across 15 European countries, carried out by researchers at the University of Amsterdam and funded ...
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    Smartphone documentary on blockchain and trust
    8 Mar 2021
    'With the development of far-reaching digital technologies, distrust is also growing,' concludes Balázs Bodó. He is one of the researchers in the new innovative smartphone documentary about trust in digital ...
  • a small male and female figure are sitting on a pair of glasses
    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
  • Housing market contagion: do higher prices there mean higher prices here?
    2 Mar 2021
    Do changing prices in the US housing market mean similar shifts will be seen in house prices in the Netherlands? Will rising house prices in Amsterdam mean the same will be seen across the country? These are the ...
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    We post so much on social media because we learn from rewards
    26 Feb 2021
    People's social media use is often compared to an addiction, where the craving is for as much social reward - likes - as possible. However, empirical evidence for social media use as a reward-based behaviour is ...
  • How will AI and digital technologies transform democracy and the media?
    22 Feb 2021
    How will AI change media? What new opportunities can AI create for democracy? And what conditions need to be fulfilled for these things to happen? Starting Monday, 22 February, researchers from the University of ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • ‘The anti-racism movement could put wind in the sails of multicultural parties’
    10 Feb 2021
    During the Dutch elections in March this year, voting behaviour of people with a migration background will be studied for the first time at national level. 'Something is happening', states UvA political scientist ...
  • girl holding cardboard on which is written 'Save our democracy'
    ‘A growing number of citizens is immune to the authoritarian virus’
    9 Feb 2021
    Is an authoritarian virus going around, damaging our democracy? Many fear so, due to the erosion of democratic values, the rise of authoritarian politicians and the resurgence of the extreme right. Political ...
  • girls holds textballoon above her head
    'Why voting as early as 16 is much better'
    5 Feb 2021
    Last year, political scientist Sarah de Lange, as a member of the Council for Public Administration, advised the Dutch parliament and government to lower the voting age to 16. She explains why it is important to give ...
  • Ladder against schoolboard, on which a small cloud is drawn
    Knowledge and expectations of parents contribute to inequality in education
    3 Feb 2021
    Educational inequality: it’s a regular subject of public and political debate. Sociologist Andrea Foster researched how parents’ knowledge of the education system and their expectations play a role in this ...
  • sigrid kaag, leader of D'66 political party
    ‘Not nearly enough women in politics in the Netherlands’
    2 Feb 2021
    When it comes to political representation of women, political scientists Liza Mügge and Zahra Runderkamp give the Netherlands a failing grade. They say the current political process hinders both the entry and ...
  • man with a rocket on his back
    No guts, no glory? The link between risk-taking and leadership
    1 Feb 2021
    No doubt each of us remembers the risky behaviour within the financial sector that led to a major recession. Behavioural scientists conducted research into the link between risk-taking and leadership. The study ...
  • Polarisation in the Netherlands: how divided are we?
    26 Jan 2021
    Exactly how divided are we in the Netherlands, and what role is polarisation likely to play in our upcoming elections? We discussed this with political scientist Eelco Harteveld, who has spent years studying the ...
  • How are Dutch families mentally coping with COVID 19?
    18 Jan 2021
    Till at least 9 February parents in the Netherlands are in lockdown with their children. How did Dutch families mentally cope with the first wave of the corona pandemic? Preventive Youth Care researchers share first ...
  • The AI healthcare revolution
    15 Jan 2021
    Artificial intelligence that can faultlessly read medical scans and ensure nothing gets missed. That is the ambitious goal of UvA university professor Ivana Išgum. Išgum is an expert in the field of development of AI ...
  • How did the Dutch lockdown influence cannabis use and addiction?
    15 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced substantial psychosocial stressors in everyday life. Did changes in mental wellbeing lead to more cannabis use and more severe cannabis disorders? A study among near daily ...