PhD candidate in Environmental Psychology
Sander obtained his BASc (Hons) from the University of Amsterdam, NL and California State University, Chico and earned a MSc degree from Maastricht University, NL.
Risk perception & communication
Quantitative research methods
Thesis title: The Social-Psychological Determinants of Climate Change Risk Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviors: A National Study.
Sander specialises in judgments and perceptions of environmental risks as well as in modeling the psychological determinants of pro-environmental behaviour. As part of his PhD, he is conducting a national study on public climate change risk perceptions, attitudes and behaviours in the United Kingdom. His research also explores how models of behaviour and theories of change can be more effectively used to guide public communication about climate change.