Sander van der Linden

Director, Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, University of Cambridge

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) and widely publicized in the media, including outlets such as Scientific American Mind, NPR, the BCC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. 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.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Director, Social Decision-Making Lab
  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge

Education

  • 2014 
    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Ph.D.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision-Making (JDM)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Honours

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), United States President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).