Dr Sander van der Linden

University Associate Professor in Social Psychology at Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge


University Associate Professor in Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Sander van der Linden is a University Associate Professor in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and a Fellow of Churchill College. His research interests include human social judgement and decision-making, normative influence processes, environmental psychology, and behavioural policy.

His research in psychology has received numerous awards from professional organisations such as the APA, SPSSI, and the IAAP. He was nominated by Pacific Standard magazine as one of the “top thinkers under 30”. His research has been published in journals such as Perspectives on Psychological Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Nature Climate Change, Social Influence and the Journal of Environmental Psychology and featured in media outlets, including the BBC, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Guardian. His research has also informed Judicial Hearings in the US Senate and briefings with the European Commission and the U.S. White House’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, among others.

Sander holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before joining Cambridge, he directed the Social and Environmental Decision-Making (SED) Lab at Princeton University and was a visiting scholar at Yale University.