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Image: George Clerk

Image: George Clerk

 

I am a behavioral scientist and UX researcher. My research program examines factors that affect decision-making as well as digital and mindfulness-based strategies for increasing empathic engagement and reducing frustration. In light of my research, I became interested in applied empathy and in designing positive and productive social experiences. As a UX researcher, I am motivated to help align people’s attention with their intentions, and to increasing the value of design decisions and solutions (e.g., products) people use. I received my Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard University.


INTERESTS: Data-Driven Decision-Making; Applied Empathy; Choice Architecture; Judgments & Decision-Making; Attitudes & Behavior; Group & Intergroup Relations; Digital Learning; Social Computing; Technology; Quantitative User Experience (UX) Research; Cross-Cultural UX; Human Factors Design; Mindfulness; Mindful Product Design