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Dr. B.T. (Bastiaan) Rutjens

Universitair docent
Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Social Psychology
Fotograaf: UvA

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Kamernummer: 2.31
Postadres
  • Postbus 15900
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am an assistant professor at the psychology department of the University of Amsterdam, where I run the PsySci lab. My main research interest is the psychology of science. From 2014-2017, my research was funded by the AXA Research Fund. From 2020-2025, my research is funded by an ERC starting grant. Besides individual thesis supervision, I teach the courses "The Psychology of Worldviews" (Research Master program) "Applying Research Methods" (Social Psychology Master programs) and "Mind, Behaviour and Society" (PPLE bachelor program). I am on the editorial boards of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Journal of Environmental Psychology. Since 2020, I am a fellow at the Young Academy of Europe.

    Expertise and research fields

    • social psychology
    • psychology of science
    • attitudes to science
    • worldviews
    • psychology of religion
  • Teaching & PhD supervision

    Courses

    • BA: Mind, Behaviour, and Society II (PPLE programme)
    • MSc: Applying Research Methods
    • Research Master: The Psychology of Worldviews
    • All levels: thesis supervision
    • Member of Examinations Board

    PhD supervision

    Current PhD students:

    For more information visit the PsySci (Psychology of Science) lab.

  • Publication list

    2024 and in press

    Rutjens, B. T., & Hornsey, M. J. The psychology of science rejection. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, in press.

    Folk, D., Rutjens, B.T., Van Elk, M., & Heine, S.J. Dare to know! The existential costs of a faith in science. Journal of Positive Psychology, in press.

    Pauer, S., Rutjens, B.T., Brick, C., Lob, A., Buttlar, B., Noordewier, M., Schneider, I., & van Harreveld, F. Is the effect of trust on risk perceptions a matter of knowledge, control, and time? An extension and direct replication attempt of Siegrist and Cvetkovich (2000). Social Psychological and Personality Science, in press.

    Pauer, S., Rutjens, B.T., van Harreveld, F. Trust is good, control is better: The role of trust and personal control in response to threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, in press. 

    Gligorić, V., Clerc, R., Arkensteijn, G., Van Kleef, G. A., & Rutjens, B. T. Stereotypes and social evaluations of scientists have different antecedents and consequences. Public Understanding of Science, in press.

    Zarzeczna, N., Hanel, P. H. P., Rutjens, B. T., Bono, S. A., Chen, Y. H., & Haddock, G. Scientists, speak up! Source impacts trust in health advice across five countries. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, in press. 

    Gligorić, V., van Kleef, G. A., & Rutjens, B. T. (2024). How social evaluations shape trust in 45 types of scientists. PLoS ONE, 19(4), e0299621.

    Većkalov, B., Zarzeczna, N., McPhetres, J., van Harreveld, F., & Rutjens, B. T. (2024). Psychological distance to science as a predictor of science skepticism across domains. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 50(1), 18–37.

    2023

    Vegt, K. R., Elberse, J. E., Rutjens, B. T., Voogt, M. H., & Baâdoudi, F. (2023). Impacts of citizen science on trust between stakeholders and trust in science in a polarized context. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 25(6), 723-736.

    Većkalov, B., van Stekelenburg, A., van Harreveld, F., & Rutjens, B. T. (2023). Who Is Skeptical About Scientific Innovation? Examining Worldview Predictors of Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, and Human Gene Editing Attitudes. Science Communication45(3), 337-366.

    Rutjens, B. T., Ackers, C. A., & van Kleef, G. A. (2023). I’m (not) sorry: Interpersonal effects of neutralizations after a transgression. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 29(4), 831-848. 

    Zarzeczna, N., Većkalov, B., & Rutjens, B. T. (2023). Spirituality and intentions to engage in Covid-19 protective behaviours. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 17(8), e12765

    van Mulukom, V., Turpin, H., Haimila, R., Purzycki, B. G., Bendixen, T., Kundtová Klocová, E., Řezníček, D., Coleman, T. J. III, Maraldi, E., Sevinç, K., Schjoedt, U., Rutjens, B. T., & Farias, M. (2023). What do non-religious non-believers believe in? Secular worldviews around the world. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 15(1), 143-156.

    Zarzeczna, N., Bertlich, T., Većkalov, B., & Rutjens, B. T. (2023). Spirituality is associated with COVID-19 vaccination skepticism. Vaccine41(1), 226-235.

    2022

    Rutjens, B. T., & Većkalov, B. (2022). Conspiracy beliefs and science rejection. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101392.

    Martens, J. P., & Rutjens, B. T. (2022). Spirituality and religiosity contribute to ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rates: Comparing 195 regions around the world. Vaccine: X, 100241.

    Gligorić, V., van Kleef, G. A., & Rutjens, B. T. (2022). Social evaluations of scientific occupations. Scientific Reports, 12, 18339.

    Rutjens, B. T., Niehoff, E., & Heine, S. J. (2022). The (im-)moral scientist? Measurement and framing effects shape the association between scientists and immorality. PLoS ONE,17(10): e0274379.

    Rutjens, B. T., Zarzeczna, N., & van der Lee, R. (2022). Science rejection in Greece: Spirituality predicts vaccine scepticism and low faith in science in a Greek sample. Public Understanding of Science, 31, 428-436.

    Rutjens, B. T., Sengupta, N., van der Lee, R., van Koningsbruggen, G. M., Martens, J. P., Rabelo, A., & Sutton, R. M. (2022). Science skepticism across 24 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(1), 102-117

    Pauer, S., Rutjens, B.T., Ruby, M.B., Perino, G., & van Harreveld, F. (2022). Meating conflict: Toward a model of ambivalence-motivated reduction of meat consumption. Foods, 11(7):921.

    Hoogeveen, S., Haaf, J. M., Bulbulia, J. A., Ross, R. M., McKay, R., Altay, S., Bendixen, T., Berniūnas, R., Cheshin, A., Gentili, C., Georgescu, R., Gevais, W. M., Hagel, K., Kavanagh, C. M., Levy, N., Neely, A., Qiu, L., Rabelo, A., Ramsay, J. E., Rutjens, B. T., Turpin, H., Uzarevic, F., Wuyts, R., Xygalatas, D., & van Elk, M. (2022). The Einstein effect provides global evidence for scientific source credibility effects and the influence of religiosity. Nature Human Behaviour. 

    2021

    Zarzeczna, N., Većkalov, B., Gligorić, V., & Rutjens, B.T. (2021). Letter to the Editors of Psychological Science: Boosting Understanding is Unlikely to Correct False Beliefs About Most Science Domains: Regarding van Stekelenburg et al. (2021). Psychological Science.

    Većkalov, B., Zarzeczna, N., Niehoff, E., McPhetres, J., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). A matter of time… Temporal orientation and perception contribute to the ideology gap in climate change scepticism. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 78, 101703

    Van Mulukom, V., Muzzulini, B., Rutjens, B. T., van Lissa, C.J., & Farias, M. (2021). The psychological impact of threat and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exacerbating factors and mitigating actions. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11 (7), 1318-1329. 

    Rutjens, B. T., van der Linden, S., van der Lee, R., & Zarzeczna, N. (2021). A group processes approach to antiscience beliefs and endorsement of “alternative facts”. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24, 513-517.

    Rutjens, B. T., van der Linden, S., & van der Lee, R. (2021). Science skepticism in times of COVID-19. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24, 276-283.

    Martens, J. P., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). Book review of The Acceleration of Cultural Change by R. Alexander Bentley and Michael J. O’Brien (2017). Journal of Cognition and Culture, 21, 202-202.  

    Noordewier, M. K., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). Personal need for structure shapes the perceived impact of reduced personal control. Personality and Individual Differences, 170, 110478.

    2020

    Storm, I., Rutjens, B. T., & van Harreveld, F. (2020). Personal experience or cultural tradition: The difference between christian identity in the Netherlands and Denmark. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 10, 428-443.

    Van Elk, M., Maij, D., & Rutjens, B. T. (2020). Development of a Porous Theory of Mind scale. Journal of Cognition and Culture20, 41-65.

    Rutjens, B. T., & Preston, J. L. (2020). Science and religion: A rocky relationship shaped by shared psychological functions. In Vail, K., & Routledge, C. (Eds.) The science of religion, spirituality, and existentialism (pp. 373-385). Elsevier: Academic Press. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., & van der Lee, R. (2020). Spiritual skepticism? Heterogeneous science skepticism in the Netherlands. Public Understanding of Science29, 335-352. [link]

    2019

    Fetterman, A. K., Rutjens, B. T., Wilkowski, B. M., & Landkammer, F. (2019). On post-apocalyptic & doomsday prepping beliefs: A new measure, its correlates, and the motivation to prep. European Journal of Personality, 33, 506-525. [link]

    McPhetres, J., Rutjens, B.T., Weinstein, N., & Brisson, J.A. (2019). Modifying attitudes about modified foods: increased knowledge leads to more positive attitudes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 64, 21-29. [link]

    2018

    Rutjens, B. T., & Brandt, M. J. (2018). Belief systems and the perception of reality: An introduction. In B.T. Rutjens & M.J. Brandt (Eds.). Belief systems and the perception of reality. Oxon, UK: Routledge. [link]

    Sutton, R. M., Petterson, A., & Rutjens, B. T. (2018). Post-truth, anti-truth, and can’t-handle-the-truth: How responses to science are shaped by concerns about its impact. In B.T. Rutjens & M.J. Brandt (Eds.). Belief systems and the perception of reality. Oxon, UK: Routledge. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., Sutton, R. M., & van der Lee, R. (2018). Not all skepticism is equal: Exploring the ideological antecedents of science acceptance and rejection. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(3), 384-405. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., Heine, S. J., Sutton, R. M., & van Harreveld, F. (2018). Attitudes towards science. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 125-165. [link]

    2017

    Van der Lee, R., Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & Rutjens, B.T. (2017). In or out? How the perceived morality (vs. competence) of prospective group members affects acceptance and rejection. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 748-762. [link]

    van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., & van Harreveld, F. (2017). Why are Protestants more prosocial than Catholics? A comparative study among orthodox Dutch believers. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 27, 65-81. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Compensatory Control Theory and the psychological importance of perceiving order. In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.), Current Issues in Social Psychology – Coping with lack of control in a social world (pp. 83-97). New York: Routledge. [link]

    2016

    Rutjens, B. T., & Heine, S. J. (2016). The immoral landscape? Scientists are associated with violations of morality. PLoS ONE, 11(4): e0152798. [link] [data]

    Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., van Elk, M., & Pyszczynski, T. (2016). A march to a better world? Religiosity and the existential function of belief in social-moral progress. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26(1), 1-18. [link]

    van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2016). Priming of supernatural agent concepts and agency detection. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 6(1), 4-33. [link]

    2015

    van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., & van der Pligt, J. (2015). The development of the illusion of control and sense of agency in 7-to-12-year old children and adults. Cognition, 145, 1-12. [link]

    2014

    van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B. T., Schneider, I. K., Nohlen, H. U., & Keskinis, K. (2014). In doubt and disorderly: Ambivalence promotes compensatory perceptions of order.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1666-1676. [link]

    Meijers, M. H. C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2014). Affirming belief in scientific progress reduces environmentally friendly behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 487-495. [link]

    2013

    Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Step by step: Finding compensatory order in science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 250-255. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Kreemers, L. M., & Noordewier, M. K. (2013). Steps, stages, and structure: Finding compensatory order in scientific theories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 313-318. [link]

    2012

    Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2012). Regulating psychological threat: The motivational consequences of threatening contexts. In K. J. Jonas & T. A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: the psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (Social issues and interventions) (pp. 38-56). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. [link]

    Vail, K. E., Juhl, J., Arndt, J., Vess, M., Routledge, C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2012). When death is good for life: Considering the positive trajectories of terror management. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 303-329. [link]

    2011

    Schneider, I.K., Rutjens, B.T., Jostmann, N.B., & Lakens, D. (2011). Weighty matters: Importance literally feels heavy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 474 – 478. [link]

    Wojtkowiak, J., & Rutjens, B. T. (2011). The postself and terror management theory: Reflecting on after death identity buffers existential threat. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 21, 137-144. [link]

    2010

    Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Deus or Darwin: Randomness and belief in theories about the origin of life. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1078-1080. [link]

    Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2010). Yes we can: Belief in progress as compensatory control. Social Psychological and Personality Science , 1, 246-252. [link]

    Wojtkowiak, J.,Rutjens, B. T., & Venbrux, E. (2010). Meaning making and death: A Dutch survey study. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 32, 363-373.

    Rutjens, B. T., & Loseman, A. (2010). The society-supporting self: System justification and cultural worldview defense as different forms of self-regulation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 241-250.

    2009

    Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld,F. (2009). Things will get better: The anxiety-buffering qualities of progressive hope. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 535-543. [link]

    van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B. T., Rotteveel, M., Nordgren, L. F., & van der Pligt, J. (2009). Ambivalence and decisional conflict as a cause of psychological discomfort: Feeling tense before jumping off the fence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 167-173. [link]

  • Publicaties

    2024

    2023

    2022

    2021

    • Martens, J. P., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). [Review of: R.A. Bentley, M.J. O’Brien (2017) The Acceleration of Cultural Change : From Ancestors to Algorithms]. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 21(1-2), 201-202. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685373-12340103 [details]
    • Noordewier, M. K., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). Personal need for structure shapes the perceived impact of reduced personal control. Personality and Individual Differences, 170, Article 110478. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110478 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., van der Linden, S., & van der Lee, R. (2021). Science skepticism in times of COVID-19. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(2), 276-283. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220981415 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., van der Linden, S., van der Lee, R., & Zarzeczna, N. (2021). A group processes approach to antiscience beliefs and endorsement of “alternative facts”. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(4), 513-517. https://doi.org/10.1177/13684302211009708 [details]
    • Većkalov, B., Zarzeczna, N., Niehoff, E., McPhetres, J., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). A matter of time… consideration of future consequences and temporal distance contribute to the ideology gap in climate change scepticism. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 78, Article 101703. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101703 [details]
    • van Mulukom, V., Muzzulini, B., Rutjens, B. T., van Lissa, C. J., & Farias, M. (2021). The psychological impact of threat and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic: exacerbating factors and mitigating actions. Translational behavioral medicine, 11(7), 1318–1329. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibab072 [details]

    2020

    2019

    • Fetterman, A. K., Rutjens, B. T., Landkammer, F., & Wilkowski, B. M. (2019). On Post-apocalyptic and Doomsday Prepping Beliefs: A New Measure, its Correlates, and the Motivation to Prep. European Journal of Personality, 33(4), 506-525. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2216 [details]
    • McPhetres, J., Rutjens, B. T., Weinstein, N., & Brisson, J. A. (2019). Modifying attitudes about modified foods: Increased knowledge leads to more positive attitudes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 64, 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.04.012 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., & Brandt, M. J. (2019). Introduction. In B. T. Rutjens, & M. J. Brandt (Eds.), Belief systems and the perception of reality (pp. 1-6). (Current issues in social psychology). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315114903-1 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., & Brandt, M. J. (Eds.) (2019). Belief systems and the perception of reality. (Current issues in social psychology). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315114903 [details]
    • Sutton, R. M., Petterson, A., & Rutjens, B. T. (2019). Post-truth, anti-truth, and can’t-handle-the-truth: How responses to science are shaped by concerns about its impact. In B. T. Rutjens, & M. J. Brandt (Eds.), Belief systems and the perception of reality (pp. 164-178). (Current issues in social psychology). Routledge. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315114903-11 [details]

    2018

    • O'Donnell, M., Nelson, L. D., Ackermann, E., Aczel, B., Akhtar, A., Aldrovandi, S., Alshaif, N., Andringa, R., Aveyard, M., Babincak, P., Balatekin, N., Baldwin, S. A., Banik, G., Baskin, E., Bell, R., Białobrzeska, O., Birt, A. R., Boot, W. R., Braithwaite, S. R., ... Zrubka, M. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691618755704
    • Rutjens, B. T., Heine, S. J., Sutton, R. M., & van Harreveld, F. (2018). Chapter Three - Attitudes Towards Science. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 125-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aesp.2017.08.001 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., Sutton, R. M., & van der Lee, R. (2018). Not All Skepticism Is Equal: Exploring the Ideological Antecedents of Science Acceptance and Rejection. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(3), 384-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167217741314 [details]

    2017

    • Rutjens, B. T., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Compensatory Control Theory and the Psychological Importance of Perceiving Order. In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.), Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World (pp. 83-96). (Current Issues in Social Psychology). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315661452-12 [details]
    • Van der Lee, R., Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & Rutjens, B. T. (2017). In or out? How the perceived morality (vs. competence) of prospective group members affects acceptance and rejection. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(6), 748-762. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2269 [details]
    • van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., & van Harreveld, F. (2017). Why are Protestants more prosocial than Catholics? A comparative study among orthodox Dutch believers. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 27(1), 65-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2017.1245023 [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    • Meijers, M. H. C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2014). Affirming belief in scientific progress reduces environmentally friendly behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(5), 487-495. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2009 [details]
    • van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B. T., Schneider, I. K., Nohlen, H. U., & Keskinis, K. (2014). In doubt and disorderly: Ambivalence promotes compensatory perceptions of order. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, 143(4), 1666-1676. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036099 [details]

    2013

    • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Step by step: finding compensatory order in science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(3), 250-255. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721412469810 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Kreemers, L. M., & Noordewier, M. K. (2013). Steps, stages, and structure: finding compensatory order in scientific theories. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, 142(2), 313-318. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028716 [details]

    2012

    • Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2012). Regulating psychological threat: the motivational consequences of threatening contexts. In K. J. Jonas, & T. A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: the psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (pp. 38-56). (Social issues and interventions). Wiley-Blackwell. [details]
    • Vail, K. E., Juhl, J., Arndt, J., Vess, M., Routledge, C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2012). When death is good for life: considering the positive trajectories of terror management. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16(4), 303-329. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868312440046 [details]

    2011

    • Schneider, I. K., Rutjens, B. T., Jostmann, N. B., & Lakens, D. (2011). Weighty matters: importance literally feels heavy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(5), 474-478. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550610397895 [details]
    • Wojtkowiak, J., & Rutjens, B. T. (2011). The postself and terror management theory: reflecting on after death identity buffers existential threat. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 21(2), 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2011.557008 [details]

    2010

    • Rutjens, B. T., & Loseman, A. (2010). The society-supporting self: system justification and cultural worldview defense as different forms of self-regulation. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 13(2), 241-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430209351703 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., & Meijers, M. H. C. (2010). Teveel van het goede: hoe een sterk geloof in wetenschappelijke vooruitgang duurzaamheid tegenwerkt. Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie, 2010, 373-380. [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2010). Yes we can: belief in progress as compensatory control. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(3), 246-252. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550610361782 [details]
    • Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Deus or Darwin: randomness and belief in theories about the origin of life. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(6), 1078-1080. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2010.07.009 [details]
    • Wojtkowiak, J., Rutjens, B. T., & Venbrux, E. (2010). Meaning making and death in a secular society: a Dutch survey study. Archiv für Religionspsychologie = Archive for the psychology of religion, 32(3), 363-373. https://doi.org/10.1163/157361210X532059 [details]

    2009

    • Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2009). Things will get better: the anxiety-buffering qualities of progressive hope. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(5), 535-543. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167208331252 [details]
    • van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B. T., Rotteveel, M., Nordgren, L. F., & van der Pligt, J. (2009). Ambivalence and decisional conflict as a cause of psychological discomfort: feeling tense before jumping off the fence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(1), 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.08.015 [details]

    2022

    • Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J., Nagy, T., Kekecs, Z., Palfi, B., Adamkovic, M., Adamus, S., Albalooshi, S., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Alfian, I. N., Alper, S., Alvarez-Solas, S., Alves, S. G., Amaya, S., Andresen, P. K., Anjum, G., Ansari, D., Arriaga, P., ... Verschuere, B. (2022). Publisher Correction: Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behaviour, 6(6), 897-898. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01403-w

    2021

    • Zarzeczna, N., Većkalov, B., Gligorić, V., & Rutjens, B. T. (2021). Letter to the Editors of Psychological Science: Boosting Understanding is Unlikely to Correct False Beliefs About Most Science Domains: Regarding van Stekelenburg et al. (2021). Psychological Science. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.16640672.v2 [details]

    2014

    • Schneider, I. K., Rutjens, B. T., Jostmann, N. B., & Lakens, D. (2014). Erratum to Weighty matter: Importance literally feels heavy (Social Psychological and Personality Science, (2011), 2, 5 (474-478), 10.1177/1948550610397895). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 377. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550614526359

    2008

    • Rutjens, B. T., & van der Pligt, J. (2008). Succes alleen is niet genoeg: Standaardverhoging en sociale vergelijking. Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie, 2008, 365-372. [details]

    2019

    2018

    2010

    • Rutjens, B. T., & Meijers, M. H. C. (2010). Teveel van het goede: Hoe een sterk geloof in wetenschappelijke vooruitgang duurzaamheid tegenwerkt. Paper presented at ASPO-congres, Amsterdam, .

    Prijs / subsidie

    • Rutjens, B. (2023). Polarization RPA seed grant.
    • Rutjens, B. (2020). IRN Grant (£19,925). https://scienceandbeliefinsociety.org
    • Pauer, S., Rutjens, B. & van Harreveld, F. (2020). ACE Grant ($14,000).
    • Rutjens, B. (2019). ERC starting grant (€1,500,000).
    • Rutjens, B. (2019). Human(e) AI seed grant.
    • Rutjens, B. (2018). Seedcorn grant (€2000) for project on science skepticism in Europe.
    • Rutjens, B. T. (2018). EASP Seedcorn Grant.
    • Rutjens, B. T. (2017). BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant.
    • van Harreveld, F. & Rutjens, B. T. (2016). Seedcorn grant (€2000) from the European Association of Social Psychologists (EASP) for cross cultural research on the functions of religion..
    • Rutjens, B. T. (2014). Axa Research Fund, grant €120,000) to work on a project on threat compensation and risk seeking, 2014-2016.
    • Rutjens, B. T. (2012). Niels Stensen Foundation
Stipend (€44,000) to conduct postdoctoral
research at the University of British Columbia,
Canada, for the duration of one year..

    Mediaoptreden

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • Rutjens, B. (member of editorial board) (2021-2025). Journal of Environmental Psychology (Journal).
    • Rutjens, B. (member of editorial board) (2021-2025). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (Journal).
    • Rutjens, B. (editor) (2019-2021). Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (Journal).
    • Rutjens, B. (member of editorial board) (2019-2021). Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (Journal).

    Andere

    • Rutjens, B. T. (organiser) & Heine, S. (organiser) (5-7-2017 - 8-7-2017). The Social Psychology of (dis-)belief in science, Granada (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Rutjens, B. T. (participant) & Sutton, R. (participant) (5-7-2017 - 8-7-2017). EASP Conference, Granada. Exploring the ideiological antecedents of science skepticism. Symposium paper presented at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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