ADAM WAYTZ is a psychologist and an associate professor of management and organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He uses methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study the causes and consequences of perceiving mental states in other entities and to investigate processes related to social influence, social connection, meaning-making, and ethics.
Waytz has published research in leading journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Review. He has written popular articles for numerous outlets including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, and Slate.
He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Chicago, and he received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is the only person to receive twice the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.