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Bernd Wittenbrink is interested in the psychology of person perception and social judgment, specifically the influence that stereotypes and group attitudes may have on people's decisions and behaviors. His research has been published in the premier journals of Social Psychology, such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Social Cognition. His book on recent developments in attitude measurement, Implicit Measures of Attitudes, coauthored with N. Schwarz, is published by Guilford Press.

Wittenbrink's research also has been featured by The New York Times, NBC, and National Public Radio, among others, and has received funding though the Russell Sage Foundation.

Wittenbrink has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the European Association of Experimental Psychology.

Wittenbrink received his undergraduate education in Germany and completed a master's degree in 1991 and a PhD in 1994 in social psychology at the University of Michigan. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1996.

Research Interests

Psychology of person perception and social judgment.

Academic Areas

  • Behavioral Science

Selected Publications

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
38815 Managerial Psychology 2023 (Autumn)
38001 Managing in Organizations 2024 (Winter)
38803 Negotiations 2023 (Autumn)
38803 Negotiations 2024 (Summer)

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Man with the top of his head as a maze

Shoot, or Don’t Shoot?

Around 12:40 a.m. on February 5, 1999, four plainclothes New York City police officers saw a black man standing near a building in New York’s Bronx borough.