Joshua Klayman

Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Science
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Partner, Humanly Possible®, Inc.

Joshua Klayman is an internationally-known expert in managerial psychology. He has been a member of the faculty at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1980. He is also co-owner, with Jackie Gnepp, of Humanly Possible, Inc., a boutique firm offering organizational consulting, leadership education, and executive coaching.

Professor Klayman has taught MBA and Executive Education courses in Chicago, Singapore, Barcelona, and Melbourne for Chicago Booth; in Fontainebleau, France for INSEAD; in Durham, North Carolina for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; and, in Melbourne, Australia for the Melbourne Business School. He has taught for client companies including Johnson & Johnson, Airbus, Underwriters’ Laboratories, and Bridgestone-Firestone in the US, France, and Germany.

Professor Klayman’s primary research, teaching, and consulting interests are in understanding and improving people’s ability to make sound decisions, to learn and improve, to think creatively, and to embrace change, especially in the context of organizations. His research on these topics has been published in Psychological Review, the flagship journal of psychological research, and in other top-tier journals in psychology and management including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Review of Organizational Behavior, Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Professor Klayman has served as director of Chicago Booth’s Decision Research Laboratory and as president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. He was a visiting professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and at the Fuqua School of Business. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was also a professorial fellow at the Melbourne Business School from 2008-2013.

Professor Klayman is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He earned his PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota. He received an SB in psychology and social inquiry from MIT.