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.

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Harvard Magazine
05/01/2014

Erin O'Donnell

Huffington Post
03/31/2014

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

U.S. News & World Report
03/27/2014

Alan Neuhauser

Fast Company
03/11/2014

Lindsay Lavine

Nature
03/10/2014

Andreas von Bubnoff

Men'sHealth.com
01/03/2014

Markham Heid

Wall Street Journal (online)
12/31/2013

Lauren Weber

Boston Globe
12/24/2013

Deborah Kotz

CBS Money Watch
11/01/2013

Suzanne Lucas

Men'sHealth.com
10/21/2013

Markham Heid

New York Times
11/09/2013

Matt Richtel