Sander van der Linden

Visiting Research Associate

Research Overview

Very broadly I am interested in (a) the art and science of behavioral change, (b) judgments and perceptions of environmental risks and (c) psychological research methods. I am particularly interested in theories of dual-processing and the structural relationships between different psychological constructs (e.g., cognition, affect, risk perception, social norms) and to what extent they can explain and predict pro-environmental behavior. I am also interested in persuasive communication and how applied models of behavior can be more effectively used to guide public communication about climate change.

Other research interests include the bio-psychological nature of pro-social behavior, psychological worldviews (e,g., conspiracy ideation), behavioral public policy and statistical research methods in the behavioral sciences.