I am Jeff Galak, Professor of Marketing and Social and Decision Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I have published dozens of academic papers on decision making, consumer behavior, happiness, gift giving, and more. I have also recently launche...
Hi Reddit, Jeff Galak here and I’m excited to share with you what life is like as a Professor at a top research institution…especially during the pandemic. I’ve studied human behavior for over 15 years and happy to talk about anything related to that as well. If you want to see what I’ve been working on, have a look here:
Some research topics include:
*Habituation / Hedonic Adaptation / Satiation / Hedonic Decline
*Psychology of gift giving
I’m also really passionate about teaching people to work with data. I’ve been teaching a methods course for years and have found that what everyone needs is a deep INTUITION for thinking about statistics, data analytics, whatever you want to call it. To that end, I started a new YouTube channel where I put out weekly videos that try to build data intuition by using interesting and important topics as ways to get people excited and then I sneak in some statistical concepts (without any jargon or math…just understanding!). Happy to talk about why I’m doing this and why. Here’s the channel for those curious:
Finally, I’m a husband and father of two kids (3yo boy and 6yo girl). If you want to know what THAT’S like…again, especially during a pandemic, AMA.
Looking forward to answering all your questions.