Dr A. van Stekelenburg (Aart)
Assistant professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Assistant professor - Communication Science
I am an Assistant professor at the Communication & Media research group, part of the Behavioural Science Institute. I’m interested in science communication.
Sometimes we hold beliefs that are not based on scientific information, for instance regarding climate change, vaccination, and food safety. Even when we are faced with scientific evidence we don't change our minds. Why do we sometimes stick to our beliefs? And how can science be communicated to give it a fair chance in discussion of such topics?
Key publicationsPublication lists
- Stekelenburg, A. van, Schaap, G.J., Veling, H.P., Riet, J.P. van 't & Buijzen, M.A. (2022). Scientific-consensus communication about contested science: A preregistered meta-analysis. Psychological Science, 33 (12), 1989-2008. doi: 10.1177/09567976221083219 Full text
- Stekelenburg, A. van, Schaap, G.J., Veling, H.P. & Buijzen, M.A. (2021). Boosting understanding and identification of scientific consensus can help to correct false beliefs. Psychological Science, 32 (10), 1549-1565. doi: 10.1177/09567976211007788 Full text
- Stekelenburg, A. van, Schaap, G.J., Veling, H.P. & Buijzen, M.A. (2021). Investigating and improving the accuracy of US citizens' beliefs about the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (1):e24069. doi: 10.2196/24069 Full text
- Stekelenburg, A. van, Schaap, G.J., Veling, H.P. & Buijzen, M.A. (2020). Correcting misperceptions: The causal role of motivation in corrective science communication about vaccine and food safety. Science Communication, 42 (1), 31-60. doi: 10.1177/1075547019898256 Full text
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