Professor | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication
Management of Organizations
Researcher of confidence and overconfidence, with a focus on forecasting, judgment, and decision making
Don Moore is the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Berkeley Haas and serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He received his PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. His research interests include overconfidence—including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. He is only occasionally overconfident.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Ethical Choice
- Don A. Moore, Amelia S. Dev, and Ekaterina Y. Goncharova. Overconfidence across cultures. Collabra.
- Don A. Moore, Jennifer M. Logg, and Uriel Haran. Is overconfidence a motivated bias? Experimental evidence.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
- Don Moore, Cameron Anderson, Elizabeth Tenney, Nathan Meikle, and David Hunsaker. Is overconfidence a social liability? The effect of verbal versus nonverbal expressions of confidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Mathur, M. B., et al.. Many labs 5: Registered multisite replication of tempting-fate effects in Gilovich and Risen (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (2008).
- Don A. Moore, Leif D. Nelson, and Hannah Perfecto. The category size bias: A mere misunderstanding. Judgment and Decision Making.
- Benjamin, D. J. et al.. Redefine statistical significance. Nature Human Behavior.
At Haas since 2010
2021 – present, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
2016 – present, Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2016, Associate Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business
Courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
2015 – present, Faculty Director, Xlab
2000 – 2010, Assistant to Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
- Editorial Board of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2015 – present)
- Editorial Board of Psychological Science (2015 – present)
- Editorial Board of Judgment and Decision Making (2012 – present)
- Editorial Board of Administrative Science Quarterly (2009 -2013)
- Editorial Board of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2007 – 2009)
- Editorial Board of Organization Science (2007 – 2010)
Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
Best Paper Award
Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management
IARPA Research Grant
Awarded for grant for: Exploring the Optimal Forecasting Frontier with B. Mellers and P. Tetlock
2011 – 2015
Cummings Scholar Award
Awarded from the Academy of Management, recognizing “significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage”
Best Paper Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management
Weil Prize (CMU)
Awarded for the paper “Bayesian overconfidence” with Paul J. Healy
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
- Empower Your Employees to Make Better Decisions, Harvard Business School – Working Knowledge, 04/27/2022
- How Business School Research Enriches the MBA Student Experience, FIND MBA, 03/01/2022
- An Empirical Audit, The Last Word on Nothing, 11/17/2021
- “‘Something Rotten’ — Are Auditors Too Cozy With Boards?”, Financial Times, 03/05/2021
- A germophobe’s guide to calculating Thanksgiving risk, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/18/2020
- Confidence Doesn’t Always Boost Performance, Harvard Business Review, 11/01/2020
- Election Polls Are Only 60 Percent Accurate, Which Is 0 Percent Surprising., California Magazine, 10/30/2020
- Here’s why some are too optimistic about the pandemic, Marketplace, 10/15/2020
- The Truth about Confidence: 4 Steps to Calibrate Self-Perception, Inverse, 10/03/2020
- How Imposter Syndrome Might Be Holding Your Business Back — And How to Tackle It, U.S. Chamber of Commerce News, 09/21/2020
- Confidence: How it can help us, BBC World Service, 08/23/2020
- Why Job Interviews Are BS (and Racist), The Startup, 07/18/2020
- A Champion Poker Player on How to Make Better Decisions, Advisor Perspectives, 07/14/2020
- The weird psychological effect of a no-deal Brexit deadline, WIRED UK, 07/07/2020
- Risky Business: Calibrating confidence when making decisions, Philadelphia Inquirer, 05/31/2020
- Leading People, MBA 205
- Executive Decision Making, Executive Decision Making
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