Dr. Bert N. Bakker is an Associate Professor for good research practices at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. His research focuses contemporary issues such as social polarization and populism. Bert examines the psychological roots of citizens’ political beliefs with the most attention to the role of personality and emotions. Besides, Bert is motivated to work as transparent as possible and stimulate others to do the same. From 2023 onwards he will work on the causes and consequences of societal threats due to generous funding from the NWO (VIDI project) and European Commission (Marie Curie Training Network). Currently Bert is a board member of AYA.