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Adam Waytz

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

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What Makes Deceit Such a Hard Habit to Break?

New research gets at the psy­chol­o­gy behind ser­i­al misconduct.

Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Kyle Dobson, Adam Waytz and Nour Kteily

April 2, 2018

Social Impact

The Complicated Logic Behind Donating to a Food Pantry Rather than Giving a Hungry Person Cash

If we were in need, we’d like­ly want mon­ey. So what accounts for that difference?

Researchers: Juliana Schroeder, Adam Waytz and Nicholas Epley

January 3, 2018


Video: Exploring the Psychology of Trust

Peo­ple are mak­ing judge­ments about trust­wor­thi­ness with­in 100 milliseconds.”

Researchers: Adam Waytz and Melissa Koenig

December 1, 2017


Take 5: How Power Dynamics Shape Our Behavior

Pow­er — or the lack of it — impacts every­thing from snack choic­es to eco­nom­ic growth.

Researchers: Derek D. Rucker, Loran Nordgren, Adam Waytz, Benjamin F. Jones and Brayden King

September 7, 2017


Take 5: How Humans Benefit as Machines Get Smarter

Kel­logg fac­ul­ty explain how human – machine part­ner­ships can improve every­thing from your com­mute to your self-esteem.

Researchers: Brenna Argall, David Ferrucci, Eli J Finkel, Todd Murphey, Rima Touré-Tillery, Brian Uzzi and Adam Waytz

June 8, 2017


The Psychology Behind Fake News

Cog­ni­tive bias­es help explain our polar­ized media climate.

Researchers: Adam Waytz

March 6, 2017


Podcast: You Had Me at “Bleep Blorp”

How humans and robots are learn­ing to trust each other.

Researchers: Adam Waytz, Rima Touré-Tillery, Brenna Argall and Todd Murphey

November 3, 2016


Video: Are You Making the Wrong First Impression?

When build­ing trust, it is not enough to demon­strate competence.

Researchers: Adam Waytz and Col. John O'Grady

May 10, 2016


Is It Really Lonely at the Top?

The sur­pris­ing links between feel­ing pow­er­ful and feel­ing connected.

Researchers: Charleen R. Case, Kyle E. Conlon, Jon Maner, Adam Waytz, Eileen Chou, Joe C. Magee and Adam D. Galinsky

April 4, 2016


The Danger of Dehumanizing Others

Peo­ple who think oth­er groups are less evolved are more like­ly to sup­port retal­i­a­tion against them.

Researchers: Nour Kteily, Emile Bruneau, Adam Waytz and Sarah Cotterill

December 8, 2015

Social Impact

How Citibank’s Culture Allowed Corruption to Thrive

Lead­ers can learn from a whistle-blower’s case against CitiMortgage.

Researchers: Adam Waytz

January 5, 2015

How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot That Drives You to Work

Dis­com­fort about bot­sourc­ing” can be reduced by manip­u­lat­ing the human-like attrib­ut­es of machines.

Researchers: Adam Waytz

March 3, 2014

A Patient, Not a Person

Medicine’s bad habit of dehu­man­iz­ing patients

Researchers: Omar Sultan Haque and Adam Waytz

June 4, 2012


Making Up Our Minds

When are peo­ple indi­vid­u­als and when are they part of a group?

Researchers: Adam Waytz and Liane Young

March 5, 2012