Virtual Harper Lecture: Designing a Good Life

Featuring Nicholas Epley

What is a life well lived? In this virtual Harper Lecture, Nicholas Epley brings modern research to bear on this perennial question, with a focus on the power and limits of social cognition—how we think about how others think.

nepley150Featured Faculty: Nicholas Epley
Nicholas Epley is the John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Epley studies social cognition—how thinking people think about other thinking people—to understand why smart people so routinely misunderstand each other. He teaches an ethics and well-being course to MBA students called Designing a Good Life. His research has appeared in more than two dozen empirical journals; been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, and National Public Radio, among many others; and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. He received the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science, and the 2018 Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Epley was named a “professor to watch” by the Financial Times, one of the World’s Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors by Poets&Quants, and one of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in 2015 by Ethisphere. He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (Knopf, 2014).

Lecture Details

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
6:307:30 p.m. CDT Presentation
Contact alumni@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2150.

Zoom Meeting (Link sent with Confirmation)