Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge where he directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory. Prior to this, he held academic positions at Princeton University and Yale University. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research 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). His work has been widely publicized in the media, including outlets such as Scientific American Mind, NPR, the BCC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. In 2017, he was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science. His research explores the psychology of social influence, judgment, risk, communication, and decision-making in a variety of societal contexts. He strives to conduct behavioral science research in the public interest and is a recipient of the 2017 Frank Pize in Public Interest Communications.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), United States President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).