|Catarina Dutilh Novaes received an ERC grant for her project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’. The project investigates the conditions under which argumentation is more likely to lead to valuable epistemic outcomes such as transmission of knowledge, instead of leading to polarization and closed-mindedness.
|Meike Bartels conducts research into the causes of differences in happiness and well-being. This grant offers the opportunity to investigate the dynamic interplay of environmental influences, social factors and genetic predisposition.
|Bianca Beersma conducts research into the consequences of gossiping for groups in organizations. On the one hand there are studies that point to the negative consequences of gossip for the functioning of groups, on the other hand there are studies that point to positive effects. Beersma wants to develop theory that can bring these different perspectives together.
|Betty de Hart received an ERC Consolidator grant for her research project EUROMIX: Regulating Mixed Intimacies in Europe. The project answers the question of whether, how and why ‘mixed’ relationships are regulated in Europe, how ‘mixed’ couples respond to regulation and the role that law and lawyers play in the way in which thinking about “race” has developed in Europe.
|Philipp Koellinger investigates how genes influence human behavior, and how insights into the genetic architecture of behavioral outcomes can inform social and medical research.||SCIENCE
|Lydia Krabbendam investigates social cognition in adolescences and the relation with regions in the brain which play a role in social behaviour. She studies how the development of the social brain in adolescence is associated with social behaviour in daily life and with the social networks of adolescents.||FGB||2014|
| ||Pol van Lier studies how experiences like being a victim of bullying or rejection by peers in elementary school get under children's skin by affecting their stress and self-regulation, ultimately explaining these children's psychopathology development.||FGB||2014|
| ||Paola Gori-Giorgi will develop a new methodology to make the quantum part of computational chemistry calculations really predictive, by extending a mathematical formalism that she has recently introduced.||SCIENCE
|Davide Iannuzzi will design several probes and instruments that will combine optical and mechanical senses. These instruments will investigate relevant questions in life sciences at the cell, tissue or organ level. In each project optics and micromechanics are combined to extend our senses well beyond their natural limits.||SCIENCE
|Chris Olivers investigates how the human vision is selective in such a way that it samples the environment for the relevant information.||FGB||2013|