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Results: 1 - 40 of 55
Results: 1 - 40 of 55
  • woman who is frowning
    Do politics make you sweat or frown?
    21 Sep 2020
    We tend to have strong feelings when it comes to politicians, ranging from disgust to enthusiasm. So just how deep-seated are these feelings? Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher studied physical ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • Claes de Vreese and colleagues receive grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
    17 Aug 2020
    Claes de Vreese (ASCoR, University of Amsterdam), together with Prof. Frank Esser, Dr. Sina Blassnig (IKMZ, University of Zurich) and Prof. Anikó Hannák (Department of Informatics, University of Zurich), have ...
  • Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?
    20 Jul 2020
    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    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 ...
  • Margot van der Goot and Tom Dobber awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI
    4 Jun 2020
    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 ...
  • Persuasive Communication researchers awarded at ICA 2020
    25 May 2020
    The Persuasive Communication group won several awards at the 70th International Communication Association (ICA) conference.
  • Brahim Zarouali wins Award from the American Academy of Advertising
    19 May 2020
    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 ...
  • Communication scientists at the UvA turn their attention to the digital society
    14 May 2020
    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, ...
  • Sanne Kruikemeier, Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese receive NORFACE grant
    11 May 2020
    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 ...
  • In Rosie We Trust…how are families using virtual assistants?
    1 May 2020
    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 ...
  • Research into ‘corona humour’
    6 Apr 2020
    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 ...
  • Guda van Noort obtains DFG grant
    12 Mar 2020
    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 ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking
    4 Mar 2020
    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 ...
  • ASCoR hosts Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020
    7 Feb 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.
  • Young Talent Award for Eline Smit
    6 Feb 2020
    On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).
  • Portrait Judith Möller
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?
    29 Jan 2020
    ‘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 ...
  • Don’t drink, it’s fun
    17 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Joost van Spanje receives ERC Consolidator Grant
    10 Dec 2019
    New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas.
  • Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
    10 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Dr. Edmund W.J. Lee wins ASCoR McQuail Award 2018
    10 Dec 2019
    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.
  • Plastic bag in the sea
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans
    29 Nov 2019
    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 ...
  • Andreu Casas received CQ Press Award
    5 Sep 2019
    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.
  • Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Eline Smit and colleagues receive a ZonMw grant
    4 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Guda van Noort, Hilde Voorveld and Theo Araujo awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI
    4 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Couple laughing about a movie
    User comments influence YouTube viewing experience
    4 Jul 2019
    Online videos on platforms such as YouTube can entertain us because they are funny and provide enjoyment. But they can also affect us because they are sad or tragic. UvA scientists studied the effect of user comments ...
  • Peter Neijens wins the Flemming Hansen Award
    2 Jul 2019
    Peter Neijens has received the Flemming Hansen Award for excellence in research from the European Advertising Academy.
  • UvA Communication Science #1 in Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Ranking.
    28 Jun 2019
    University of Amsterdam- Communication Science was ranked number one worldwide in the social science category Communication in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.
  • Kirsten van der Eijken wins the Health Communication Master Thesis of the Year Award at ICA
    27 Jun 2019
    Kirsten van der Eijken won the Amanda Kundrat Health Communication Master Thesis of the Year Award, from the Health Communication Divisions of NCA/ICA. Her master thesis was entitled: “Knowledge is Power? How Using ...
  • Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol win award at ICA’s Human-Machine Communication preconference
    27 Jun 2019
    Theo Araujo and Nadine Bol were awarded the Jake Liang top paper award for their paper "From speaking like a person to being personal: The effects of personalised, regular interactions with conversational agents".
  • Judith Möller and Michael Hameleers win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2018
    21 Jun 2019
    ASCoR Researchers awarded on June 20, 2019
  • Jochen Peter named ICA fellow
    6 Jun 2019
    At the recent conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Washington D.C., prof dr. Jochen Peter has been named an ICA fellow by the Board of Directors of the ICA.
  • Still animation movie health-square only
    Behavioural and sociological dimensions of human health
    15 May 2019
    Human health might sound like a biological or medical topic, but health has many behavioural and sociological dimensions. We constantly acquire new knowledge about these aspects, giving us more and different ways of ...
  • Billboard with posters for the European elections
    Dutch have nuanced opinions on Europe
    13 May 2019
    This year's European elections will be held on 23 May. How do the Dutch really feel about Europe? UvA research has revealed that Dutch people have reasonably nuanced opinions on this topic.
  • Margot van der Goot wins Strategic Communication Challenge
    4 Apr 2019
    Margot van der Goot won the Strategic Communication Challenge 2019–organized by the “Centrum Strategische Communicatie” of Logeion (the Dutch association of communication professionals). This means that Margot ...
  • Guda van Noort
    Guda van Noort appointed professor
    25 Mar 2019
    Dr G. van Noort (1977) has been appointed professor of Persuasion & New Media Technologies at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Coq d’Honneur for Peter Neijens
    21 Mar 2019
    Peter Neijens was awarded a "Coq d'Honneur" by the Genootschap voor Reclame (GVR, Society for Marketing Communications).
  • Online health information on tablet
    Customising online health information to suit personal preferences
    15 Mar 2019
    The number and use of health websites have grown enormously in recent years. UvA doctoral candidate Minh Hao Nguyen has investigated the importance of these websites specifically to older patients with cancer. Good ...