Ayelet Fishbach studies social psychology, management and consumer behavior. She is an expert on motivation and decision making. She has presented her research all over the world.
Fishbach has been published in many psychology and marketing journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She is on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and the Journal of Consumer Research. Her research is regularly featured in the media, including WSJ, CNN, Chicago Tribune, NPR and was selected to be featured in the New York Times ‘Annual Years in Ideas.’
Fishbach is the recipient of several international awards, including the Society of Experimental Social Psychology's Best Dissertation Award and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. In 2006, she received the Provost's Teaching Award from the University of Chicago.
Fishbach earned a bachelor's degree with distinction in psychology in 1992, a master's degree summa cum laude in psychology in 1995, and a PhD magna cum laude in psychology in 1999, all from Tel Aviv University. She joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2002.
2016 - 2017 Course Schedule
||Managing in Organizations
||Current Topics in Behavioral Science II
Self-control, motivation, decision making.
With M. Touré-Tillery, "The end justifies the means, but only in the middle," Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2012).
With M. Henderson and M. Koo, "Pursuing goals with others: Group identification and motivation resulting from things done versus things left undone," Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2011).
With Y. Zhang and A. Kruglanski, "The Dilution Model: How Additional Goals Undermine the Perceived Instrumentality of a Shared Path," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2007).
With R. Dhar, "Goals as excuses or guides: The liberating effect of perceived goal progress on choice," Journal of Consumer Research (2005).
With R. Friedman and A. Kruglanski, "Leading us not unto temptation: Momentary allurements elicit overriding goal activation," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2003).
For a listing of research publications please visit
’s university library listing