Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is 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 has been ranked among the top 1% of social scientists in the world by citation and impact and has won numerous awards for his research on human judgment, communication, and decision-making, including the Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Sage Early Career Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). He co-designed the award-winning fake news game Bad News, which has been played by millions of people around the world and frequently advises governments and social media companies on how to fight misinformation. His research is regularly featured in outlets such as Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS, and Psychological Science as well as popular outlets such Rolling Stone, BBC, and the New York Times. His book, “FOOLPROOF: Why We Fall for Misinformation and How to Build Immunity” (WW Norton/HarperCollins) will be published in January 2023. Before joining Cambridge, he held academic positions at Princeton, Yale, and the LSE.
Scientist: Sander van der Linden
Sander van der Linden on how psychological inoculation protects against false news
Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is 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. Professor van der Linden, we have seen many attempts to debunk climate and health disinformation. How well do fact checks fare? Sander van der Linden: ...