NICHOLAS EPLEY is Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Cornell University in 2001 and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University until 2005. His research investigates people’s ability to reason about other minds, from knowing how one is being judged by others, to predicting others' beliefs and motivations, to understanding when people attribute minds to nonhumans and when they deny minds to their fellow humans. His research has produced more than 50 publications appearing in over two-dozen journals.
He has written for the New York Times, been named a “Professor to Watch” by the Financial Times, been elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (two years before the official 10-year post Ph.D. waiting period), served as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and is the winner of the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He received teaching accolades at both Harvard University and the University of Chicago, including being named one of Harvard’s Favorite Professors for each of his years there (2003, 2004, and 2005).