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2001 Sheridan Road,

Evanston, IL 60608


Brian J. Lucas

Doctoral Candidate

Management & Organizations

Ph.D. Northwestern University, Management & Organizations (expected 2015)
M.A. Columbia University, Social–Organizational Psychology (2010)
B.A. Bucknell University, Major Psychology, Minor Economics (2008)


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Ethics & Morality, Creativity, Power, Social Cognition, Decision-Making

Advisors: Loran Nordgren, Adam Waytz

Brian is a doctoral candidate and lecturer in the Department of Management and Organizations. His research draws on methods and theory from social psychology and organizational behavior to investigate factors that (a) influence moral judgment and ethical behavior and (b) promote creative performance. His work has appeared in academic journals such as Psychological Science and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and media outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the Atlantic. His papers have been presented both domestically and internationally at the Academy of Management, Behavioral Decision Research in Management, Society for Personality & Social Psychology, and Society for Judgment & Decision Making conferences.


Lucas, B. J. & Livingston, R. W. (2014). Feeling socially connected increases utilitarian choices in moral dilemmas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 1-4.

Yap, A. J., Wazlawek, A. S., Lucas, B. J., Cuddy, A. J. C., & Carney, D. R. (2013). The incidental ergonomics of life and work can lead to stealing, cheating, and traffic violations. Psychological Science, 24, 2281-2289.


Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2800