Dr. 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. Prior to coming to NYU, Jay completed his PhD at the University of Toronto. He is currently a Senior Scientist at the NeuroLeadership Institute and former Editor-in-Chief of the NeuroLeadership Journal.
Jay’s is the Director of the NYU Social Identity & Morality Lab and has won several awards for his research on how collective concerns shape the brain and behavior. From neurons to social networks, he has published over 100 academic papers on the psychology and neuroscience of implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, group identity, team performance, cooperation, decision-making, and public health.
Jay recently received the Golden Dozen Teaching Award at NYU and has given over 100 invited talks and keynotes at many of the top Psychology Departments and Business Schools (eg Stanford, Harvard, Oxford), international conferences (eg TEDx, WHO, World Science Festival), and numerous organizations (eg several Fortune 500 companies). He is currently writing a book on the power of social identity.