Sander van der Linden is a University Lecturer in Social Psychology and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Prior to Cambridge, he held appointments at Princeton, Yale, and the LSE. He was awarded the Frank Prize for research in the Public Interest in 2017. His research covers the psychology of influence, judgment, and decision-making.
Sander van der Linden
The Oxford dictionaries declared “post-truth” word of the year in 2016, reflecting “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. The rise of “fake news” has undoubtedly played a central role in this debate. Although there is much…