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B. Gützkow, MSc

PhD candidate, Lecturer
B. Gützkow, MSc

PhD project: "I Want to Believe" – A Motivated Reasoning Approach to Self-
Serving Cognition

In my PhD project, I aim to bridge the fields of motivation and reasoning. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: self-regulatory tendencies, conspiracy beliefs, socio-political beliefs, cognitive style.


The PsyCorona study is a multinational collaboration that aims to identify psychological and cultural factors that may be relevant to the virus spread and its imminent social and material consequences. The first survey includes brief measures to assess topic-relevant beliefs, fears and frustrations, subjective states, control and efficacy, values and needs, reasoning, and behavioral self-reports. The survey has a built-in longitudinal component as well as a broader data science mission involving metadata.

Last modified:31 March 2020 7.39 p.m.

Contact information

Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences - Heymans building

Working hours:
AS walk-in hours TUE 13:00-15:00 or by appointment