David Nussbaum

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

What He Studies

How people respond to threats to their self-image, how this affects their beliefs and behavior, and how social contexts and psychological processes can either attenuate threats to self-image or exacerbate them.

in the news

Narrowing the Achievement Gap with a Psychological Intervention

Many questions remain to be addressed, both in terms of the psychology and the possibility of implementing such interventions on a larger scale, but this research offers a promising step towards effective, psychological interventions that can play an important role in reducing the achievement gap.
— MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Mind


What Locksmiths Can Teach Us About Reforming Social Psychology

His point is that social psychologists need to have rules for the same reason homes have locks. Most people are honest, but although 1 percent will always try to break in and 1 percent never would, in between those poles locks keep people from the temptation of getting something through cheating.
— Science 2.0


Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
5807 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 773-690-5464
Email: a.nussbaum@ChicagoBooth.edu