Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist dedicated to helping people live more sensible, rational lives. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
In addition to appointments at Dukes Fuqua School of Business, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Economics, and School of Medicine, Dr. Ariely is also the author of several bestselling books. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Duke Universitys Fuqua School of Business and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
M.D., Ph.D., Psychiatrist in private practice & Medical Director of Psychiatric Services
David H. Brendel, M.D., Ph.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who practices in the Boston area. He maintains a private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts and serves as Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Chicago. Dr. Brendels academic work focuses on psychiatric ethics and the complex relationship between scientific and humanistic approaches in psychiatry.
Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Epidemiology Director, Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Stephen Buka is an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the causes, development, and prevention of major psychiatric and cognitive disorders. He is the Chair of Browns Department of Epidemiology and the Director of its Center for Population Health & Clinical Epidemiology. He received his Sc.D. from Harvard Universitys School of Public Health. Stephen was the faculty co-chair of TRI-Labs pilot program on early childhood development.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Kafui is an Associate Professor at Duke University with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurosurgery. His ultimate goal is to combine his research, medical training, and community experience to improve outcomes for diverse communities suffering from Neurological and Psychiatric illness.
James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology and of Management & Organizations, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research
Alice Eagly is James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. She has published widely on the psychology of gender and of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. Previously, she taught at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Purdue University. She has served as president of the Midwestern Psychological Association, president of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association, and chair of the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. She is currently president-elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the Gold Medal from the American Psychological Foundation Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology, Interamerican Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology as a science and profession in the Americas; and the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award for contributions to the psychology of women as scholar, mentor, teacher, and leader.
Associate Professor, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, Harvard Business School
Francesca Gino is an associate professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard. She has earned research awards from the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Management, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division. In addition to teaching, she advises firms and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of negotiation, decision-making, and organizational behavior.
Anne Koenig’s research focuses on gender issues and stereotyping and prejudice. She has used both correlational and experimental paradigms to assess the sources of stereotype content and to test role congruity theory of prejudice, both of which relate to social role theory. Koenig also studies the ideologies of sex differences, or what the general public views as the best way to reduce gender stereotyping and prejudice. She has published research articles in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Sex Roles and presented posters at several conferences, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. Koenig teaches courses in social psychology at USD, including Social Psychology and the Social Psychology Research Methods Lab.
Director, Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Barry M. Lester, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Pediatrics and Director of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk at the Brown Alpert Medical School and Women & Infants Hospital.
Professor of Psychology, Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Bertram F. Malle was born and educated in Graz, Austria, before coming to the United States in 1990. He received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1995 and joined the University of Oregon Psychology Department. Since 2008 he has been a Professor at the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. He received the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Outstanding Dissertation award in 1995, won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 1997, and served as president of the Society of Philosophy and Psychology. Malle’s research has been funded by the NSF, U.S. Army, Templeton Foundation, and Office of Naval Research.
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry
Joseph Murray is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the development of criminal tendencies over the life course, the childhood origins of antisocial behavior, and the impact of parental incarceration on child development. He is currently investigating biological, psychological and social influences on antisocial behavior in two birth cohort studies in Brazil and one in Britain. Dr. Murray has a doctorate in criminology from the University of Cambridge.
Adjunct Professor & Graduate Assistant, Educational Psychology
Stephen is an adjunct professor and Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. His primary research interests include the situated nature of play for academic achievement and prosocial learning through MMORPGs.
Stefanie Tignor is a fifth-year graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at Northeastern University. Her research examines how emotional experience interacts with personality to predict well-being and prosocial, interpersonally adaptive behavior, with a particular focus on the self-conscious emotions.