Sander van der Linden Ph.D.

Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioural Science at Churchill College. At Cambridge, van der Linden conducts research in the area of human judgment and decision-making and directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. He has received numerous awards from institutions such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). He was a recipient of the 2017 Frank Prize for research in Public Interest Communications and named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). His research has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as Perspectives on Psychological ScienceNature Human Behaviour, Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Van der Linden's research has been widely publicized in the media, including outlets such as Scientific American (Mind & Brain), the Washington Post and the New York Times. His research explores the psychology of social influence, risk, judgment, communication and decision-making in a variety of societal contexts, with a particular focus on understanding prosocial decision-making. He strives to conduct behavioral scientific research in the public interest. Prior to Cambridge, van der Linden held positions in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University and was a visiting scholar at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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