Don Moore

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, Haas School of Business
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Don Moore is the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Berkeley Haas and serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to Haas, Don served on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, where he held the Carnegie Bosch chair. His research interests focus on overconfidence, including when people think they’re better than they are, when they think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth.

His research has appeared in numerous press outlets and academic journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organization Science, Experimental Economics, and the Psychological Review.

Professor Moore teaches popular classes on managing organizations, negotiation and decision making. Don graduated with a BA in Psychology from Carleton College and received his MS and PhD degrees in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University.

Academic Background 

PhD, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University

MS, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University

BA, Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, Carleton College

Publications & Media

Videos 

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Papers & Articles 

Overconfidence across cultures.

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Is overconfidence a motivated bias? Experimental evidence.

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Is overconfidence a social liability? The effect of verbal versus nonverbal expressions of confidence.

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Many labs 5: Registered multisite replication of tempting-fate effects in Gilovich and Risen (2008).

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The category size bias: A mere misunderstanding.

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Redefine statistical significance.

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Awards & Honors 
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, 2011- 2014
  • Best paper award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management, August 2011.
  • IARPA.  Research grant for: Exploring the Optimal Forecasting Frontier with B. Mellers and P. Tetlock, 2011-2015.
  • Cummings Scholar Award from the Academy of Management, recognizing “significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage,” 2007.
  • Best paper award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management, August 2007.
  • Weil Prize (CMU) for the paper “Bayesian overconfidence” with Paul J. Healy, 2007.
  • National Science Foundation. Research grant for: Correspondence Bias in Performance Appraisal: Why Selecting an Easy Task is a Recipe for Success with Francesca Gino, Zachariah Sharek, and Samuel Swift, 2007-2009.
Academic Background 

PhD, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University

MS, Organization Behavior, Northwestern University

BA, Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, Carleton College

Publications & Media

Videos 

Are You Hiring the Wrong Person?

WATCH VIDEO

MBA Talk: Don Moore

WATCH VIDEO

Xlab: Don Moore

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Overconfidence across cultures.

VIEW

Is overconfidence a motivated bias? Experimental evidence.

VIEW

Is overconfidence a social liability? The effect of verbal versus nonverbal expressions of confidence.

VIEW

Many labs 5: Registered multisite replication of tempting-fate effects in Gilovich and Risen (2008).

VIEW

The category size bias: A mere misunderstanding.

VIEW

Redefine statistical significance.

VIEW
VIEW MORE