Claudia R. Schneider -- -- @CRSchneider3


Teaching Research Media & Outreach

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. I am also a Senior Research Affiliate with the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology and a affiliated researcher with the Statistical Laboratory, Department of Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, UK.

I received my PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, New York, and held a graduate research scholar position at Princeton University. I subsequently held a post-doctoral Research Associate position at the University of Cambridge, UK, based at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and in the Department of Psychology.

My research at the intersection of social psychology and behavioural science explores factors that shape and motivate prosocial behaviour in the context of large-scale global social issues, such as climate change mitigation, public health crises or intergroup conflict. I approach these questions from three theoretical angles, looking at individual (positive emotions), social (norms), and contextual factors (trustworthy evidence and uncertainty communication) that shape perception, decision making and ultimately (prosocial) behaviour.

I have consulted on development work, led intervention projects, and conducted field research in Africa, Latin America, and India, in addition to lab-based and online survey research in Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania.

It is important to me to help translate scientific findings into practice, such as for use in policy making, and to make them accessible to a broader audience; hence I collaborate with external stakeholders in addition to academic partners.

If you are interested in collaborating, please do get in touch!


Google Scholar profile

Personal profile: Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Personal profile: Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge

Personal profile: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University