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A.T.K. (Adam) Finnemann

PhD candidate
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Psychological Methods

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: S.18
Postal address
  • Postbus 15906
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am affiliated with the Theory Methods Lab and Centre for Urban Mental Health. At the Theory Lab, we think of theory development as a skill that can be learned akin to how statistical expertise is taught. I’m particularly interested in how tools and concepts from "complexity science" can help psychological researcher reason about their system of study. With the Center for Urban Mental Health, I apply theory construction tools to the relationship between city life and well-being, social, and economic satisfaction.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Complexity
    • Networks
    • Theory development
    • Urban psychology
    • Environmental psychology
  • Research
    1. Large scale empirical studies of urban-rural differences in well-being, social satisfaction, economic satisfaction, and mental health 
    2. Theoretical modelling of urban dissatisfaction and urban inequality
    3. Ising type models as tools for theory development in psychology
  • Teaching & PhD supervision

    Recently, I’ve supervised BA-theses on the use of social media scraping and detecting non-linear trends in the data.

  • Publications




    • Bartoš, F., Sarafoglou, A. S. G., Godmann, H. R., Sahrani, A., Klein Leunk, D., Gui, P. Y., Voss, D., Ullah, K., Zoubek, M. J., Nippold, F., Aust, F., Vieira, F. F., Islam, C-G., Zoubek, A. J., Shabani, S., Petter, J., Roos, I. B., Finnemann, A. T. K., Lob, A. B., ... Wagenmakers, E. M. (2023). Fair coins tend to land on the same side they started: Evidence from 350,757 flips. (pp. 1-12). ArXiv.


    • Huth, K. B. S., Finnemann, A., van den Ende, M. W. J., & Sloot, P. M. A. (2022). No robust relation between larger cities and depression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(2), Article e2118943118. Advance online publication. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Aarhus University
      Data analysis and visualization for the History Department at Aarhus University