Christine Looser is a behavioral scientist whose work combines social psychology, vision science, and neuroscience to explore how perceptual information is successfully (and mistakenly) transformed into social knowledge. Broadly, she is interested in how small cognitive biases can create large downstream consequences for interpersonal understanding, organizational management, and public policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
Prior to joining Minerva, Looser was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Business School and taught in the Harvard Psychology Department as a College Fellow. When teaching, her goal is to help students define questions they care about and show them the promise of scientific research to convert questions into methods, methods into data, and data into meaning. Professor Looser teaches the second-year class Market Dynamics & Product Analytics in the Business College.