Professor Neil Lutsky holds the Kenan Chair in Psychology at Carleton College (USA), where he has taught since 1974. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Lutsky has taught at Stanford University and the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. In 2015 and 2017, he served as Visiting Professor at Ashoka University in India, where he helped to found the university’s psychology department. Lutsky was the recipient of the 2011 American Psychological Foundation’s Charles Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. Lutsky directs Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge project (QuIRK), which was supported by the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and Keck Foundation to promote education in quantitative reasoning across the curriculum. He also chairs the Association for Psychological Science’s Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science. His publications have addressed the teaching of psychology, quantitative reasoning, obedience to authority, social cognition, and the psychology of endings. Lutsky is an avid if slow cyclist but a quicker table tennis competitor. He has won a blue ribbon for jams at the Minnesota State Fair and two Car Talk Puzzlers but failed in his ambition to crack The New Yorker’s Caption Contest.
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