Assistant Professor
Haas School of Business
(415) 680-0667

Research Expertise and Interest

ethics, social cognition, Social judgment and decision making, nonverbal communication, power and influence, prejudice and discrimination


I am interested in the incredible power of tiny, ordinary, nonverbal cues. I was drawn to this research because of how diagnostic these cues can be when trying to make inferences about others’ mental states.

In Research News

July 2, 2012

New research finds that, when making choices, people consistently prefer the options that come first: first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first salad on the menu. A paper on these findings — coauthored by Dana Carney, assistant professor of management at the Haas School of Business — appears in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE.

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