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Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab

Department of Psychology

Studying at Cambridge



Viral Altruism: How to Spread Human Kindness

Dodgy Data in the News: How to Spot it and How to Stop It

The Psychology of Risk & Adventure

Reuters News - "Fake news vaccine teaches you to spot disinformation"

How to Spot Fake News

Dr. van der Linden in conversation with the Judge Business School on altruism, warm-glow, and behavioral policy around sustainable energy consumption.


Recent Radio & Interviews

The Naked Scientists - Psychology of Being a Fan

NPR Weekend Edition - Fake News

Sage Social Science Bites - Viral Altruism

BBC World Update - Fake News Game

CBC Quirks & Quarks - Fake News Game

The Naked Scientists - Fake News Game

BBC World Service - Psychology of Crowds

BBC Cambridge/The Naked Scientists - Social Media: Bad for our Brains?

NPR's Science Friday - Immunity Against Fake News

BBC/The Naked Scientists - Altruism in Humans: Are We Unique?

BBC/The Naked Scientists - Making Goodwill Go Viral

BBC World Service - Fake News Vaccine

Science(ish) - Orwell's 1984 (Psychology of Being Watched)

Cambridge 105 Radio - Cambridge Minds (Interview)

BBC Radio 4 - The Cumbrian Floods: Could it Make Us Greener?

NPR On-Point - Behavioral Incentives and Sustainability

KPFT 90.1 - Partisan Gridlock (Psychology of Conspiracy Theories)

Dodgy Data in the News


How to Spot Fake News

Back to Facts

7 Mins in Heaven with a Scientist

Swedish TV Doc (Fake News)

The Psychology of Consensus