IN POPULAR MEDIA


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The Varsity: Sweating out the fury: Breaking down the importance of channeling anger into a positive workout – October 30, 2017

Interview on PBS NewsHour: “Gender on the Job” – May 25, 2017 (pdf)

PBS NewsHour: Anger or fear: which is worse? – May 24, 2017 (pdf)

The Mandarin: Stressed at work? Maybe you’re lacking control – March 7, 2017 (pdf)

Education Week: Here’s What Works for Teacher Accountability. January 24, 2017 (pdf)

Scientific American: How to Be a Better Spender – January 1, 2017 (pdf)

Mathematica Policy Research: Accountability in Schools Must Extend Beyond Test Scores, Study Says – October 17, 2016 (pdf)

Scientific American: Pay for Success: How “Impact Investing” Can Make Government Services Better – October 6, 2016 (pdf)

Interview on WGBH News, bringing science to bear on the question of “Voter Stress Syndrome” [12:07-18:49] – September 26, 2016

The Atlantic: The Best Headspace for Making Decisions – September 19, 2016 (pdf)

The New York Post: Abandoning social media? Just ghost – August 9, 2016 (pdf)

Forbes: Should You Trust Your Gut When Sizing People Up? New Research Says Definitely Not – July 29, 2016

New York Magazine: When It Comes to Empathy, Your Gut May Be Failling You – July 27, 2016 (pdf)

Medical XPress: When it comes to empathy, don’t always trust your gut – July 22, 2016 (pdf)

Harvard Kennedy School: Lerner Named to Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel – June 16, 2016

Washington Post: Why Terrorist Attacks Might Not Help Trump – June 15, 2016 (pdf)

Emotion Researcher: How Cognition Became Hot: Emotions, Decisions and Policy Making – May 2016 (pdf)

NPR’s Hidden Brain: How Emotional Responses To Terrorism Shape Attitudes Toward Policies – December 22, 2015 (pdf)

The New York Times: The Power of Precise Predictions – October 2, 2015 (pdf)

HKS Serves 2015 – September 12, 2015

Harvard Kennedy School Magazine: Your Body Chemistry and Professional Status – August 25, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: What’s the saddest movie scene? Research says answer may be in ‘The Champ’ – August 10, 2015 (pdf)

Harvard Kennedy School Magazine: Jennifer Lerner on Emotions and Decision Making – April 22, 2015

WGBH Boston: Decisions are More Emotional than You Think – December 30, 2014 (pdf)

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: Jennifer S. Lerner and Students Partner to Understand Emotions and Decision Making – November 14, 2014 (pdf)

Pacific Standard: Understanding Isil Messaging through Behavioral Science – September 17, 2014 (pdf)

Radcliffe Magazine: Public Policy Meets Brain Science – January 16, 2014 (pdf)

Experts in Emotion Series; June Gruber, Yale University – May 24, 2013

Forbes: Harvard Researcher Prove Feeling Sad Makes Us Stupid With Money – November 21, 2012 (pdf)

The New York Times: It’s Easy To Be King – October 27, 2012 (pdf)

NPR: CEOs May Find It Lonely At The Top, But Not Stressful – September 26, 2012 (pdf)

Stanford News: More authority means less stress, say Stanford and Harvard psychologists – September 25, 2012 (pdf)

Harvard Gazette: Managing just fine – September 24, 2012 (pdf)

Washington Post Op-Ed: “Why don’t Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?” – April 11, 2012 (pdf)

LiveScience: “Personal Question Leads Scientist to Academic Excellence” – September 1, 2011 (pdf)

Women’s Health Blog at the Women’s Center in Orlando: “Your bad traits may not be so bad after all” – August 29, 2011

Hindustan Times: “Private Lives, Public Secrets” – August 6, 2011

The New York Times: Matter Over Mind- April 20, 2011 (pdf)

PBS, NOVA: “Mind Over Money” – April 27, 2010

CBS News Sunday Morning: “Decisions, Decisions…” – April 26, 2010 (pdf)

FinancialTimes.com: “Why sadness is good for you” – November 13, 2009

MSNBC.com: “Famous faces can’t keep their mouths shut” – September 24, 2009 (pdf)

The Boston Globe: “Spotting a terrorist: Next-generation system for detecting suspects in public settings holds promise, sparks privacy concerns” – September 18, 2009

Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio: “Decoding the Science of Decision Making” – July 24, 2009

O, The Oprah Magazine: “6 Common Shopping Traps — How to Avoid Them” – July 1, 2009 (pdf)

The Wall Street Journal: “For Mother’s Day, Give Her Reins to the Portfolio” – May 9, 2009

boston.com: “Locking in: Save a lot–or pay the price” – April 18, 2009 (pdf)

Center for Public Leadership: “Lunch Talk: ‘Leadership Decision Making’ with Professor Jennifer Lerner” – April 2, 2009

Greater Good Magazine: “Spent: New research explores why sadness makes us splurge” – March 1, 2009 (pdf)

TIME Magazine: “Feeling our way out of the recession” – January 29, 2009

John F. Kennedy School of Government Bulletin: “Science of Decisions: At the Kennedy School, the art of decision making is brought into the lab” – January, 2009

Newsweek: “How the Brain Regulates the Urge to Shop.” – December 5, 2008

London Evening Standard: “Feeling blue? Then forget retail therapy as you’ll make the wrong purchases” – February 8, 2008 (pdf)

ChinaDaily.com: “Anger is good for you” – November 4, 2005 (pdf)

Science for Peace and Security (SPS) – NATO – March 25, 2002 (pdf)

“What we find is that there are situations that affect all of us in similar ways, leading us to be biased, and that personality doesn’t matter in those cases. It’s not so much about finding people with the right personal characteristics as it is changing the judgment and decision context.” – Jennifer Lerner, Science of Decisions, Kennedy School Bulletin
“I wanted answers to questions that were important in my life…” – Jennifer Lerner, Personal Question Leads Scientist to Academic Excellence
“Sitting in the course sessions deepened the students’ knowledge of the field and demonstrated to them the many ways in which international leaders can make ready use of scientific research on judgment and decision making…” – Jennifer Lerner, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University: In The News
“This year more than 250 students, staff, faculty and – for the first time – alumni, volunteered their time at 13 different sites around Greater Boston. From serving meals and washing dishes at the Women’s Lunch Place and St. Francis House, to planting trees with the Friends of the Mystic River, volunteers donated more than 1,285 hours of service to the community.” HKS Serves 2015, by Harvard Kennedy School