Cameron Brick, Ph.D., is a social psychologist who studies how people react to shared dilemmas such as political polarization or climate change using surveys and experiments. He is a postdoc research associate at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in Maths, with a joint appointment in Psychology, and a by-fellow of Churchill College, all at the University of Cambridge. He completed a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara, and taught as a visiting assistant professor at Hamilton College, NY.
He studies how people react to collective problems. For societies to thrive, we must continuously resolve tragedies of the commons around shared resources. However, all decision makers struggle to reconcile short- vs. long-term and individual vs. collective outcomes. His social psychological work uses individual differences and social context to explore communication and behavior. He has been supported by the US National Science Foundation and two other fellowships, and holds a university teaching award.