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The Behavioral Research Lab is a large,centralized laboratory that works to facilitate scholarly research conducted within the Business School.The Lab is utilized by a large community of faculty, graduate students, post docs and research assistants who are affiliated with Columbia Business School.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Lab Manager with any questions, thoughts, concerns or accolades you may have. We're here to help you!


Members of the Behavioral Research Lab go on to do amazing things! Below are some of our recent alumni.

Lab Staff

  • Sean Fath, Management PhD Student, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
  • Safiya Castel, Management PhD Student, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Rita Ludwig, Social Neuroscience PhD Student, University of Oregon
  • Beth Devine, Management PhD Student, INSEAD
  • Clarissa Cortland, Social Psychology PhD Student, UCLA

Lab PhD Students & Post-Docs

  • Nicholas Reinholtz, Senior Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Allison Bajger, Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Media Lab at Millward Brown Digital
  • Chris Crew, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Ali Faraji-Rad, Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business, Nanyang Business School, Singapore
  • Alia Crum, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Stanford University
  • Kathleen Tomlin, Assistant Professor of Management, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Andy Yap, Assistant Professor, INSEAD
  • Shira Mor, Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
  • Eric Hamerman, Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans

Research Assistants

  • Arash Yazdiha, Marketing PhD Student, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
  • Hayley Blunden, Organizational Behavior PhD Student, Harvard Business School
  • Zachary Bucknoff, Psychology PhD Student, Columbia University
  • Woohyun "Jason" Choi, Marketing PhD Student, Columbia Business School
  • Jong Whan "Calvin" Choi, Masters of Health Administration Student, Penn State
  • Ben Dow, Management PhD Student, McCombs School of Business at UT Austin
  • Adam Pencz, MA in Econometrics, London School of Economics
  • Claire Chamberlin, Finance Analyst, JPMorgan Chase & Co, New York
  • Jihyeon Kim, Organizational Behavior PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Franklin Shaddy, PhD Student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Carolyn Popplewell, MA in Statistics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Abigail Schneider, Marketing PhD Student, University of Colorado at Boulder (Leeds)
  • Brian Lucas, Management PhD Student, Northwestern University (Kellogg)
  • Joseph Ferrero, MS in Psychology, University of Oregon


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Did You Know?


studies were ran last year during the 2013-2014 academic year


hours of research was conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year

Research from the Behavior Lab

Does Facebook Lower Your Self-Control?
Research from Professor Keith Wilcox and Andrew Stephen (PhD '10) suggests that online social networks enhance users' self-esteem — and lower self-control.