Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. At Cambridge, he is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences at Churchill College. His research explores the psychology of social influence, risk, judgment, communication, and decision-making, with a particular focus on the psychology of climate change. 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).
Prior to Cambridge, Sander was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a visiting scholar (2012-2014) with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).