The Scientists

Bethany Teachman

DafodillsBethany Teachman is an associate professor at the University of Virginia in the Department of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on biases in cognitive processing that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, with a particular interest in investigating how automatic cognitive processes can be modified. Dr. Teachman is also a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavior therapy, and she is an author on over 50 publications, including the books Treatment Planning in Psychotherapy: Taking the Guesswork Out of Clinical Care (2002, Guilford Press) and Helping your child overcome an eating disorder: What you can do at home (2003, New Harbinger). She is an associate editor for the journal Cognition and Emotion, and won the 2007 Early Career Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (from the Anxiety SIG).

Brian Nosek

Dafodills Brian Nosek received a Ph.D. in from Yale University in 2002 and is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia.  In 2007, he received early career awards from the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). He directs Project Implicit an Internet-based multi-university collaboration of research and education about implicit cognition – thoughts and feelings that exist outside of awareness or control.  Nosek’s research interests include implicit cognition, automaticity, social judgment, attitudes and beliefs, ideology, morality, identity, memory, and the interface between theory, methods, and innovation.


Mahzarin Banaji

Dafodills Mahzarin Rustum Banaji is Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. From 1986-2001, Banaji taught at Yale University where she was Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Psychology.
Banaji served as President of Association for Psychological Science. In 2005, she was elected fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychologists, in 2008 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2009 was named Herbert A. Simon Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Among her awards, she has received Yale's Lex Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence, the Morton Deutsch Award for Social Justice, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her career contributions have been recognized by a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association in 2007 and the Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology in 2009.

Tony Greenwald

Dafodills Anthony G. Greenwald received his BA from Yale and PhD from Harvard and has been Professor of Psychology at University of Washington since 1986. He has published over 180 scholarly articles and chapters, mostly on topics in social and cognitive psychology, authored or edited five books, and served on editorial boards of 13 psychological journals. In 1995 Greenwald invented the Implicit Association Test (IAT), which rapidly became a worldwide standard for assessing implicit attitudes, stereotypes, and self-concepts. He has been President of the non-profit organization, Project Implicit, since its inception in 2005. Recognitions for his research include the Donald T. Campbell Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and election to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Matthew Nock

Dafodills Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from Boston University. Nock's research is aimed at advancing the understanding why people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves, with an emphasis on suicide and other forms of self-harm. His work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and several private foundations, has been published in over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and has been recognized through the receipt of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Association of Suicidology. At Harvard, Nock teaches courses on statistics, research methods, self-destructive behaviors, developmental psychopathology, and cultural diversity - for which he has received several teaching awards including the Roslyn Abramson Teaching Award and the Petra Shattuck Prize.