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Justin Kruger

Associate Professor of Marketing
Joined Stern: 2005
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West 4th Street, Tisch 804
New York, NY 10012
Teaches Research Interests
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Overconfidence in planning and self-assessment
  • Myopia in comparative judgement
  • Egocentrism in perspective taking
  • Everyday heuristics
Academic Background
PhD, Social Psychology, 1999 Cornell University
BS, Psychology, 1993 Santa Clara University
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 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 Newsweek, US News & World Report, The New York Times, and The Harvard Business Review as well as NPR and the BBC.

Professor Kruger received his B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University in 1999.