linda w. chang, phd

linda w. chang, phd

mindcore postdoctoral research fellow

University of Pennsylvania

who am i?

I am a MindCORE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania working in the Operations, Information, and Decisions Department at Wharton with Katy Milkman. I am on the 2022-2023 academic job market.

I recently earned my PhD in Psychology from Harvard University working in the Intergroup Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Mina Cikara. Previously, I worked in the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and Canine Cognition Center directed by Laurie Santos.

I investigate the psychological mechanisms underlying bias and discrimination in social decision-making. I aim to unpack why inequality persists in organizational contexts with the goal of creating and structuring decision processes to increase diversity and equity.

I am part of The Rising Over Oppression Through Solidarity (ROOTS) Project, Inc., based in New Jersey. Our organization is dedicated to using a multidimensional approach with children, educators, and families to create a more equitable and inclusive society.

Interests
  • Judgment & decision-making
  • Social cognition
  • Organizational processes
Education
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, 2021

    Harvard University

  • A.M. in Psychology, 2017

    Harvard University

  • B.A. in Cognitive Science, 2012

    Yale University