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School of the Biological Sciences



Professor of Social Psychology in Society, Department of Psychology

Sander van der Linden's research interests include social perception, normative influence, the “wisdom of crowds”, and the psychology of group consensus, risk, and polarization. Learn more. 


Research Areas

Social psychology
Social influence 
Belief networks                      


Quantitative surveys
Online interventions
Big data
Computational models
Virtual reality 

Areas for Collaboration

fMRI scanning
Role of affect in risk appraisals of social threats
Predicting survey results from fMRI data
Role of memory in activating and retrieving misinformation
Social neuroscience 


Research Theme