Dr. Emily Balcetis, PhD

Dr. Emily Balcetis, PhD

Author/ Associate Professor of Psychology, NYU

Dr. Emily Balcetis is an esteemed social psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University (NYU). Her academic journey includes a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University, and a dual B.A. in psychology and B.F.A in music performance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney​. Her research significantly revolves around people's perception of the world and the influences of motivations, goals, and emotions on it, particularly focusing on visual perception. Dr. Balcetis has made substantial contributions to the field, authoring over 75 scientific publications which have been recognized and covered by reputable outlets like Forbes, Newsweek, Time, Cosmopolitan, Scientific American, and The Atlantic​.

Dr. Balcetis' expertise extends beyond academia, engaging with broader audiences through platforms like the Huberman Lab Podcast, where she discusses tools for setting and achieving goals​. Her book "Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World" further encapsulates her extensive research on visual perception and goal-setting, making her knowledge accessible to the public. Through her multifaceted career, Dr. Balcetis has significantly impacted both the academic community and the general public, bridging the gap between scholarly research and practical, actionable strategies to improve goal attainment and perception.


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Clearer, Closer, Better: The Power of Perception with Dr. Emily Balcetis | Ep. 052

Clearer, Closer, Better: The Power of Perception with Dr. Emily Balcetis | Ep. 052

In this enlightening episode of the MindHack podcast, we're joined by Dr. Emily Balcetis, an associate professor of psychology at NYU. Dive into the intriguing world of perception, motivation, and decision-making as Dr. Balcetis shares her groundbreaking research. Learn how your environment can n...