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Results: 1 - 30 of 196
  • 3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding

    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Are strongmen a particular ‘breed’ of political figures?

    We know much about the behaviour and policies of right-wing autocrats, but little was known about their personality profile. Alessandro Nai (University of Amsterdam) and Emre Toros (Hacettepe University, Ankara) ...

  • 4 Jun 2020
    Margot van der Goot and Tom Dobber awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI

    Two ASCoR researchers were awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI, an UvA-wide initiative that is aimed at fostering the investigation of the societal consequences of Artificial Intelligence, and that is committed to ...

  • 25 May 2020
    Persuasive Communication researchers awarded at ICA 2020

    The Persuasive Communication group won several awards at the 70th International Communication Association (ICA) conference.

  • 19 May 2020
    Brahim Zarouali wins Award from the American Academy of Advertising

    Brahim Zarouali has won the Best Journal Article Award from the American Academy of Advertising for his article entitled 'Considering Children’s Advertising Literacy From a Methodological Point of View: Past ...

  • 14 May 2020
    Communication scientists at the UvA turn their attention to the digital society

    Computers and technology are becoming increasingly important in society. What algorithms determine what my Facebook Timeline looks like? How harmful is misinformation? And who do we think would make fairer decisions, ...

  • 11 May 2020
    Sanne Kruikemeier, Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese receive NORFACE grant

    Sanne Kruikemeier, together with Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese, and an international consortium, received a NORFACE grant for their international project "Data-driven campaigns: intended and unintended consequences ...

  • 1 May 2020
    In Rosie We Trust…how are families using virtual assistants?

    Virtual assistants, which use speech recognition to carry out a growing number of tasks, are becoming increasingly popular. We still do not know much about how families with young children are using this new type of ...

  • 15 Apr 2020
    Can we learn from our dealings with the coronavirus to stop climate change?

    The speed at which people adapt to stop the spread of Covid19 is impressive. It contrasts with the speed and motivation to adjust behaviour when it comes to other global issues, such as climate change. Why this ...

  • 6 Apr 2020
    Research into ‘corona humour’

    UvA communication scientist Mark Boukes collects and analyses corona humour from around the globe, together with Giselinde Kuipers from KU Leuven. What differences exist between humorous expressions in various ...

  • 12 Mar 2020
    Guda van Noort obtains DFG grant

    Prof dr. Guda van Noort obtained a grant from The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The grant was obtained together with prof. dr. Martin Eisend (PI) from the Viadrina European ...

  • 4 Mar 2020
    UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    Kick off: Global Digital Cultures

    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Replication study contradicts claim that conservatives have stronger physiological responses to threats than liberals

    For years, a study from 2008 that claimed that conservative people have stronger physiological reactions to threatening stimuli than those who express liberal views, has been widely quoted. A replication study, led ...

  • 7 Feb 2020
    ASCoR hosts Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020

    On the 6th and 7th of February 2020, ASCoR hosted the “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, the annual conference for all communication science scholars in the Netherlands, Flanders, and beyond.

  • 6 Feb 2020
    Young Talent Award for Eline Smit

    On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?

    ‘Technology ensures that we’re all served our own personalised news cycle. As a result, we only get to hear the opinions that correspond to our own. The result is polarisation’. Or so the oft-heard theory goes. But ...

  • 8 Jan 2020
    Communication Science on the Spot with Loeki Westerveld

    On Tuesday the 24th of September we were happy to welcome Loeki Westerveld, UvA alumnus and now campaign strategist for BKB, to Communication Science on the Spot. Assistant professor Bert Bakker hosted the event.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Don’t drink, it’s fun

    On social media, young adults frequently encounter information that is in some way related to alcohol: from professional anti-alcohol advertisements, to strongly pro-alcohol posts by party-loving friends. These ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Joost van Spanje receives ERC Consolidator Grant

    New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas.

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Dr. Edmund W.J. Lee wins ASCoR McQuail Award 2018

    On December 9, dr. Edmund Lee won the McQuail award and visited ASCoR for his McQuail lecture on explicating problematic social network sites use. Dr. Lee will be McQuail Honorary fellow of ASCoR for the year 2020.

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans

    We know that plastic pollutes our oceans on a large scale. Still, plastic is part of our daily lives. How can we reduce our plastic consumption and contribute to cleaner oceans? This question is at the heart of a new ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    How do we help city dwellers psychologically?

    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...

  • 5 Sep 2019
    Andreu Casas received CQ Press Award

    Andreu Casas, and his co-authors Matthew Denny, and John Wilkerson, received the CQ Press Award to the Best Paper on Legislative Politics presented in APSA 2018.

  • 26 Aug 2019
    How are artificial intelligence and data affecting our society?

    Data plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. What effects and consequences is this having? How are citizens adapting to the new developments? These questions are key to the research of Claes de ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Eline Smit and colleagues receive a ZonMw grant

    Together with colleagues from Maastricht (a/o Dr. Ciska Hoving) and Leiden Universities (a/o Dr. Matty Crone), ACHC researcher Eline Smit has received a grant from ZonMw to identify the effective ingredients in ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    Guda van Noort, Hilde Voorveld and Theo Araujo awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI

    Three ASCoR researchers were awarded grants by the Research Priority Human(e) AI, an UvA-wide initiative aimed at fostering the investigation of the societal consequences of Artificial Intelligence in an ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    Peter Neijens wins the Flemming Hansen Award

    Peter Neijens has received the Flemming Hansen Award for excellence in research from the European Advertising Academy.