Sander van der Linden

Sander van der Linden is Professor of Social Psychology in Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. Before coming to Cambridge, he held posts at Princeton and Yale University. His book FOOLPROOF: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity was listed by the BBC, Cosmopolitan, Apple, and Next Big Idea’s as one of the most anticipated non-fiction books of 2023. He has published around 150 papers and is ranked among the top 1% of all social scientists worldwide and among the top 2% across all scientific fields. His research is regularly featured in the media, including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the BBC, CNN, The Economist, the Washington Post and Time magazine. As part of the "radical thinkers" campaign, the University of Cambridge made a short film about his research on developing a psychological "vaccine" against misinformation.
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