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 Negotiation in the MBA elective curriculum, Micro Organizational Behavior in the PhD 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, Psychological Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Economic Times, Harvard Business Review, and Scientific American.

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

18 Nov 2015
Harvard Business Review
03 Nov 2015
Scientific American
23 Sep 2015
Harvard Business Review
23 Sep 2015
HBS Working Knowledge
24 Sep 2015
03 Sep 2015
Harvard Business Review
12 Aug 2015
Harvard Business Review
22 Jul 2015
Huffington Post
20 Jul 2015
New York Magazine
16 Jun 2015
Scientific American
15 May 2015
Wall Street Journal
12 Feb 2015
Scientific American
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