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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

Policy

Video: Exploring the Psychology of Trust

“People are making judgements about trustworthiness within 100 milliseconds.”

Researchers: Adam Waytz and Melissa Koenig

December 1, 2017

Organizations

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

Organizations

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

Innovation

The Psychology Behind Fake News

Cognitive biases help explain our polarized media climate.

Researchers: Adam Waytz

March 6, 2017

Organizations

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

Innovation

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

Strategy

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

Leadership

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

Healthcare

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

Policy