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Don Moore, Ph.D.  

Professor, Management of Organizations, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Don Moore is the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Berkeley Haas. He received his PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. His research interests include overconfidence—including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. He is only occasionally overconfident.

The Psychology of Overconfidence 


Overconfidence is the mother of all psychological biases. Besides being one of the largest and most ubiquitous of the many biases to which human judgment is vulnerable, it gives other decision-making biases more teeth. Professionals who can balance the “right” amount of confidence between too much and not enough, can unlock better outcomes where rational beliefs meet reality.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

3:30 –4:20 p.m.