Justin Kruger - Vita
Justin Kruger joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Associate Professor of Marketing in July 2005. Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Kruger was Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he won the Hohenboken Teaching Award for outstanding teaching. He teaches Judgment and Decision Making: Rational Choice in an Irrational World in the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs at NYU Stern.
Professor Kruger’s research focuses on judgment and decision making, with a specific emphasis on overconfidence in planning and self-assessment, egocentrism in (mis)communication and conflict, and everyday heuristics.
Professor Kruger has published articles in several scholarly journals including Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Psychological Science. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, US News & World Report, as well as ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR.
My research focuses on judgment and decision making, with a specific emphasis on overconfidence in planning and self-assessment, myopia in comparative judgment, egocentrism in perspective taking, and everyday heuristics.
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, Johnson, K.L.
, Banner, M., Dunning, D.
& Kruger, J.
(2008). Why the unskilled are unaware? Further explorations of (lack of) self-insight among the incompetent. Organizational Behavior and Organizational Decision Processes, 105
, 98-121. [reprints | abstract]
& Dunning, D.
(2002). Unskilled and Unaware—But Why? A Reply to Krueger & Mueller. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82
& Dunning, D.
(1999). Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77