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Dr Sander van der Linden

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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Dr Sander van der Linden

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Sander van der Linden is a University Lecturer in the  Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. He is also a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. He was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and received awards for his research on human judgment and decision-making from the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He was featured as one of four heroes of digital democracy by Fast Company Magazine and as one of “15 top thinkers” by Wired Magazine. He received the 2017 Frank Prize for research in the public interest. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the book “Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society”. Prior to Cambridge, van der Linden was based in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University and before that he was a visiting scholar at Yale University.

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