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Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab

Department of Psychology
 
Read more at: Lab research featured in New York Times

Lab research featured in New York Times

24 August 2022

In collaboration with Google, our latest study in Science Advances with six pre-registered experiments and a large field study on YouTube showed how inoculation can be scaled across millions on social media. Read the New York Times article about our work.


Read more at: Congratulations to Melisa Basol (30 under 30) and Rakoen Maertens (CSAR Award)

Congratulations to Melisa Basol (30 under 30) and Rakoen Maertens (CSAR Award)

13 June 2022

The lab couldn't be prouder of final-year PhD candidates Melisa Basol, who was inducted into the infamous Forbes 30 under 30 list and Rakoen Maertens for winning the competitive Cambridge Society for the Application of Research award! Well done!


Read more at: Prof van der Linden @ Royal Television Society

Prof van der Linden @ Royal Television Society

9 October 2021

Prof van der Linden appeared at the Royal Television Society and joined a panel with BBC's disinformation reporter Marianna Spring, Sky New's Matthew Price and moderator Naga Munchetty (BBC World) to talk about the Psychology of Fake News.


Read more at: Prof van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek in conversation with Prof Noam Chomsky

Prof van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek in conversation with Prof Noam Chomsky

26 September 2021

Prof van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek interview Prof Noam Chomsky on the topic of climate change, misinformation, and what to do about it. The panel was hosted by Scientists for Future and the whole session can be viewed here


Read more at: Lab Features in Documentary on Fake News from The Economist

Lab Features in Documentary on Fake News from The Economist

22 October 2019

The Economist TV team came down in July to film the lab and our research featured in the below documentary film on the role of fake news in democracy! Watch the documentary below:


Read more at: Vice-Chancellor recognizes lab research in annual speech to University of Cambridge

Vice-Chancellor recognizes lab research in annual speech to University of Cambridge

6 October 2019

In his address to the University of Cambridge, Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Toope, recognized the lab's research as one of the university's top three achievements of the last year, alongside stem cell research and the discovery of ghost galaxies. We are extremely honoured to be mentioned in the speech and could not do our...


Read more at: Lab in New York Times: Communicating Climate Change

Lab in New York Times: Communicating Climate Change

13 May 2019

New article by The New York Times ( @nytimes ) on climate change communication science features Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab #inoculation research as promising new avenue. Scientific reporter Ben Ryan ( @benryanwriter ) covers important topics by Sander van der Linden ( @ Sander_vdLinden ), Ed Maibach ( @MaibachEd...


Read more at: SDM Lab Convenes Special Cambridge Interest Group (SIG) in Disinformation and Media Literacy

SDM Lab Convenes Special Cambridge Interest Group (SIG) in Disinformation and Media Literacy

15 February 2019

Special Interest Group in Disinformation and Media Literacy The Trust & Technology Initiative is forming a new SIG in Disinformation and Media Literacy convened by Rory Finnin (Slavonic Studies) and Sander van der Linden (Social Psychology). The Disinformation and Media Literacy SIG is a community of scholars and...


Read more at: Lab in Washington Post: Moral Judgments about Sexual Harassment

Lab in Washington Post: Moral Judgments about Sexual Harassment

14 December 2018

In new research on sexual harassment Sander van der Linden and Costas Panagopoulos look at moral judgments about the Weinstein & O'Reilly cases, revealing large ideological asymmetries. This is an article from The Washington Post. Liberals and conservatives see sexual harassment claims very differently. This explains...


Read more at: Melisa Basol on Gates Cambridge: Inoculating Against Fake News

Melisa Basol on Gates Cambridge: Inoculating Against Fake News

6 December 2018

This is a Gates Cambridge article. The original article can be found on https://www.gatescambridge.org/news/inoculating-people-against-fake-news Inoculating people against fake news Melisa Basol's research investigates how to counter the misinformation spread in fake news about immigrants. Wed 05 Dec 2018 "Fake news is...