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Dr Sander van der Linden talks about "psychological vaccine" against misinformation on TV for BBC World News

24 June 2019

Dr Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory joins BBC World News Live 21/6/2019 to talk about the Psychology of Vaccine Hesitancy. The recent Wellcome Trust report surveying 140,000 individuals in over 140 countries finds relatively low trust in vaccines in Western Europe. Read more Dr van...

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Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society. New book edited by Sander van der Linden and Ragnar E. Löfstedt

21 June 2019

risk_and_uncertainty_in_a_post-truth_world.png The new book is called “ Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society ” as part of the Earthscan Risk in Society Series and covers public trust in numbers and science and how to communicate uncertainty about contested facts under the looming spectre of a post-truth society...

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Prof Susan Golombok has been appointed to the International Commission on Human Germline Genome Editing

3 June 2019

Prof Susan Golombok has been appointed to the new International Commission on Human Germline Genome Editing. Following the report that the first genetically edited babies were born in 2018, this international commission will develop principles, criteria and standards for the clinical use of genome editing of the human...

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Dr Simone Schnall was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

3 June 2019

Dr Simone Schnall was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, which will help build links to economics and the POLIS department, and comes with a research allowance of £10,000. The Fellowship is to support scholars, from within the University of Cambridge, who are seeking to develop the...

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Job Opportunity! Coordinator: Institute for Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

30 May 2019

Great opportunity in the Institute for Neuroscience, which is a new Institute and is interdepartmental ( Department of Psychology and Department of Physiology) . institute_for_neuroscience.jpg We are looking for someone to coordinate the activities of the newly established Institute for Neuroscience ( IfN ). We require...

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Congratulations to Dr Will Skylark who has been elected as a Fellow by the Governing Board of Psychonomic Society.

24 May 2019

william-j-matthews.jpg Dr Will Skylark has been elected as a fellow of the Psychonomic Society Established by the Psychonomic Society Governing Board in 2014, the Fellows program recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically...

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Sander van der Linden and the inoculation game are in the New York Times

15 May 2019

climate-change-cold-glacier-2229887.jpg The New York Times article " These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears" cited one of the research projects Dr Sander van der Linden leads , the inoculation-based online Fake News game: Bad News . "In Europe, Sander van der Linden, a social psychologist at the University of Cambridge...

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Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox has been awarded one of the first UKRI Fellowships.

7 May 2019

Announced today, Dr Sarah Loiyd-Fox, one of the 41 fellows that will investigate a diverse range of challenges.

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Sander van der Linden on BBC WORLD

7 May 2019

Dr Sander van der Linden , of the Social Decision-Making Lab, explains the lab's work on two interviews for BBC WORLD. BBC World News (Business Daily) on the Lab collaboration with WhatsApp in the context of fake news and the upcoming elections in India BBC Business - listen online BBC World: The Why Factor, on the use and...

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The Department of Psychology is a ‘Bonus Month’ winner!

9 April 2019

the_cambridge_green_challenge.png The Department of Psychology is a ‘Bonus Month’ winner! We registered an amazing 63 Green Impact actions in the online workbook during the month of February.

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