Nick Epley

Nicholas Epley

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth

Nicholas Epley is the John T. Kelley Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies social cognition—how thinking people think about other thinking people—to understand why smart people so routinely misunderstand each other.

His research has appeared in more than two dozen empirical journals. His work has been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, and National Public Radio, among many others, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Epley earned the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

Epley was named a "professor to watch" by the Financial Times and one of the "World's Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors" by Poets and Quants.

He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want.