Alison Wood Brooks

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Alison Wood Brooks is an assistant professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She teaches the Negotiation course in the MBA elective curriculum and is affiliated with the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

In her research, Professor Brooks focuses on how emotions influence cognition and behavior, particularly in the workplace. Much of her work examines the behavioral consequences of anxiety, and how individuals can regulate their anxious feelings. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, and has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Economic Times, The Huffington Post, and CIO Magazine.

Professor Brooks holds a Ph.D. in decision processes from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in psychology and finance from Princeton University.

Alison Wood Brooks In the News

15 May 2015
Wall Street Journal
18 Dec 2014
Scientific American
14 Nov 2014
World Economic Forum
07 Oct 2014
Scientific American
10 Jun 2014
We're Only Human blog (Association for Psychological Science)
30 Apr 2014
HBS Working Knowledge
14 Apr 2014
Harvard Magazine
03 Jan 2014
Men's Health
10 Nov 2013
New York Times
01 Nov 2013
CBS: Money Watch
21 Oct 2013
Men's Health