Don A. Moore is a professor of Management of Organizations at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He studies human overconfidence, including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when people are too sure they know the truth. Understanding the psychological origins of overconfidence sheds light on its implications for human decisions, as well as for organizations and markets. Moore's research has appeared in popular press outlets and academic journals, including the New Yorker, Business Week, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Experimental Economics, and Psychological Review. Moore is the author or editor of three books, and he teaches popular classes on managing organizations, negotiation, and decision making. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is only occasionally overconfident.
Simine Vazire is an associate professor in the social/personality area of the psychology department at University of California, Davis. Her research examines people's self-knowledge of their personality and behavior, and she also does work on research methods. The goal of her research is to understand how much insight people have into factors that influence their own behavior and well-being. Simine Vazire received her Ph.D. from University of Texas, Austin in 2006 and was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis from 2007 to 2014. She was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2013-14. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to being a senior editor at Collabra, she is also an associate editor for Social Psychological and Personality Science, Journal of Research in Personality, and Perspectives on Psychological Science. Simine blogs on Typepad and is on Twitter at @siminevazire.
Rolf A. Zwaan is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He rose through the academic ranks from assistant (1994) to full professor (2002) at Florida State University and returned to the Netherlands in 2007. His main research interests include language comprehension, embodied cognition, and, in recent years, meta-psychology. He is a Fellow of APA, APS, and the Society of Text and Discourse. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Acta Psychologic (2010-2014) and is on the editorial board of several journals. His work has been/is being funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the European Commission. Rolf Zwaan maintains a widely-read blog, and is active on Twitter at @RolfZwaan.