Jay Van Bavel, PhD

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Jay Van Bavel, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology NYU

Jay Van Bavel is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science with an affiliation at the Stern School of Business in Management and Organizations at New York University. Jay completed his PhD at the University of Toronto. He is currently a Senior Scientist at the NeuroLeadership Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the NeuroLeadership Journal.

Jay conducts award-winning research on how collective concerns—group identities, moral values, and political beliefs—shape the brain and behavior. He has published over 60 academic papers on implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, group identity, team formation, cooperation, motivation, and the social brain.

Jay has written about his research for the public in the Harvard Business Review, New York TimesWall Street Journal, and Scientific American. He has appeared on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and NBC News, been interviewed on WNYC, Bloomberg News, and NPR, had his work profiled in international media (e.g., Newsweek, TIME, The New Yorker, The Daily Telegraph, CBC News, Women’s Health, Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon) and been cited in the US Supreme Court.

Jay has given a TEDx talk at the Skoll World Forum as well as invited talks at many of the top Psychology Departments and Business Schools in the world (Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Oxford, Stanford). He has also given featured talks at international conferences, the NeuroLeadership Summit, and numerous organizations (e.g., Uber, Amazon, Reed Smith, Canadian Space Agency).

Latest Research

D&I Habits That Truly Last (AsiaPacific)

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D&I Habits That Truly Last

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Breakthroughs in Reducing Bias in Hiring

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Preview Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership

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