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Ed O'Brien

Ed O'Brien

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Ed O'Brien is Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the ISCON Early Career Award, the APS Rising Star, Top 30 Thinkers Under 30 by Pacific Standard, and Top 40 Under 40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors by Poets & Quants. His research is regularly featured in media outlets such as NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Big Think.

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Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Managing in Organizations
  • Social Cognition: Thinking About Your Life

Ed O'Brien
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States

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