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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Results: 51 - 100 of 794
Results: 51 - 100 of 794
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    We need to better understand the impact of AI on society and citizens
    23 Mar 2021
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just a set of technologies. AI will fundamentally affect citizens and transform societies, in both desirable and undesirable ways. The Faculty of Social & Behavioural ...
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    Claes de Vreese becomes fifth university professor of AI
    22 Mar 2021
    Professor Claes de Vreese has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes the number of university professors in the field of ...
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    Research Assessment of the Political Science Department: Excellent!
    18 Mar 2021
    The political science department at the University of Amsterdam was recently assessed on the quality of their research by an international committee. The department received a maximum score of 'excellent' on all ...
  • 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 ...
  • How digital platforms are reshaping our cities
    15 Mar 2021
    Anyone exploring a new city uses digital platforms. We decide where we want to drink coffee with Yelp, we find our way with Google Maps and a place to sleep with Airbnb. But while these platforms help us with this, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    4 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject. This is the fourth year in a row that UvA ...
  • Peer van der Helm. Credits: Kirsten van Santen
    Peer van der Helm named professor by special appointment of Education and Care in Special Education
    2 Mar 2021
    Dr G.H.P. (Peer) van der Helm (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of Education and Care for Pupils with Cognitive Disabilities and Behavioural Problems in Special Education, at the University of ...
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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 ...
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    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 ...
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • AUAS and UvA target of cyber attack (update)
    17 Feb 2021
    The Security and Operations Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) have found that an unknown third party has gained access to the ICT environments of the AUAS ...
  • '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 ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • ‘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 ...
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    '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 ...
  • Similarities between partners may lessen negative impact of attachment insecurity in couples
    3 Feb 2021
    The coronavirus crisis has put a strain on many relationships and marriages. Almost one out of every three couples already reported serious relationship issues before the crisis. Attachment insecurity is a threat to ...
  • 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 ...
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    ‘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 ...
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    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 ...
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    City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
    27 Jan 2021
    Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges. Two things are lacking in these efforts towards a ‘post-car’ city: a proactive ...
  • 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 ...
  • Infographic explaining the structure of TIMELY
    AI to assist patients recovering from heart failure
    25 Jan 2021
    Rehabilitation and adapting to a new lifestyle are crucial to recovery following heart failure, but nevertheless prove to be all too difficult a task for many patients. The European project TIMELY, which is ...
  • The Brexit deal, a never-ending story
    21 Jan 2021
    Brexit expert Jonathan Zeitlin reflects on the Brexit deal that came into effect on 1 January 2021. ‘When we last spoke about Brexit, I wondered if the transition period would be the beginning of the end, or the end ...
  • I apologise for my behaviour: when shyness becomes a problem
    19 Jan 2021
    Extreme shyness likely emerges in very early childhood. Developmental psychologist Milica Nikolić is conducting research to determine how parents can prevent their children from becoming overly shy in later life. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...
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    Fenne Pinkster member Programme Council Centre for Urban Inequality
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Fenne Pinkster (GPIO) has been appointed as a member of the Programme Council of the Centre for Urban Inequality. The centre is a collaboration between the Municipality of Amsterdam and four knowledge ...
  • Chris Kuiper appointed professor by special appointment of Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Protective Factors in the Upbringing of Juveniles
    11 Jan 2021
    Dr Chris Kuiper (1961) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Protective Factors in the Upbringing of Juveniles at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural ...
  • 2021 - 2026 strategic plan: inspiring generations
    7 Jan 2021
    At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: ...
  • Jan Lintsen reappointed member of UvA Executive Board
    18 Dec 2020
    The Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Jan Lintsen as a member of the UvA's Executive Board. The decision was taken following positive recommendations from both the Works Council ...
  • The impact of the second corona wave on studying and working at the UvA
    15 Dec 2020
    The experiences of students and staff of the UvA during the second wave of corona have been in some ways similar: study and work pressure is high, and the lack of social contact and time outdoors has also been ...
  • What does contagious laughter sound like?
    15 Dec 2020
    Feel like a good laugh? Then why not take part in a listening experiment designed by UvA psychologists. Listen to someone else laughing out loud and rate how contagious you find their laughter. You can also add your ...
  • Searching for depth in the conversation about technology
    14 Dec 2020
    At the beginning of March 2021, there is a big fuss among the more fanatical wing of CDA supporters. What is going on? Just before the Dutch Parliamentary elections, charismatic party leader Hugo de Jonge committed a ...
  • Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums
    14 Dec 2020
    Pressing Matter received a grant of 3.5 million euros of the National Science Agenda of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to analyse the role colonial collections could play in resolving tensions in dealing with our ...
  • UvA awards honorary doctorate to social theorist and author Shoshana Zuboff
    10 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on American social theorist Shoshana Zuboff. Zuboff is receiving the honorary doctorate for her groundbreaking contribution to research into the ...
  • How do we explain mistrust of the corona vaccine?
    9 Dec 2020
    Anthropologist Stuart Blume has been researching vaccination programmes for the last 20 years. He has observed important historical developments that may partly explain the current mistrust towards coronavirus ...
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    Can art reduce prejudice about female leaders?
    8 Dec 2020
    Women are still underrepresented in leadership roles. One major cause is unfavourable gender norms. Is it possible that art in which these norms are cast into doubt will reduce prejudice against female leadership? ...
  • Music therapy helps combat stress
    7 Dec 2020
    Stress increases the risk of physical and emotional problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, anxiety disorders, depression and burnout. Millions of people are on anxiety-reducing medication to diminish ...
  • Raising social awareness and finding technological solutions for antimicrobial resistance
    25 Nov 2020
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in which bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, is an explosively growing problem worldwide. An international interdisciplinary consortium including the University of ...
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • Alcohol advertising generally leads to higher alcohol consumption
    24 Nov 2020
    Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch ...
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • Annette Freyberg-Inan (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Annette Freyberg-Inan appointed professor of International Relations Theory
    6 Nov 2020
    Dr Annette Freyberg-Inan has been appointed professor of International Relations Theory at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    5 Nov 2020
    No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. ...