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Sander van der Linden

Professor of Social Psychology in Society and 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). He was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), received the Sage Early Career Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) and the Sir James Cameron Medal for the Public Understanding of Risk from the Royal College of Physicians. He received the 2020 Frank Prize for Research in the Public Interest and his work on influence and human judgment and decision-making 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 the New York Times, NPR, BBC, and Scientific American.

Experience

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

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).