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Dr Sander van der Linden

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Dr Sander van der Linden

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Sander van der Linden is The Professor of Social Psychology in Society and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. He has received many awards for his research on human judgment and decision-making, including the Sir James Cameron Medal for the Public Understanding of Risk from the Royal College of Physicians. Prior to Cambridge, van der Linden was based at Princeton University and Yale University.

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