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  Nalini Ambady

Lab Director
Professor of Psychology

nambady@stanford.edu

Stanford University
Psychology Department
Jordan Hall, Bldg. 420
Stanford, CA 94305
650.725.2418

 

About me
Nalini Ambady, Professor, Stanford University, received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and taught at Holy Cross College, Harvard University, where she was the John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Science, and Tufts University, where she was the Neubauer Faculty Fellow and Professor, before moving to Stanford University in 2011. Her research interests focus on the accuracy of social, emotional, and perceptual judgments, how personal and social identities affect cognition and performance, nonverbal and cross-cultural communication, and social and cultural neuroscience. She examines these phenomena from multiple perspectives ranging from the biological to the sociocultural. She is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1999), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Behavioral Science Research Award (1993), and the APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) Dissertation Award (1994). She was also selected to deliver the Frederick Howell Lewis Distinguished Lecture, American Psychological Association Convention (2004).


Curriculum Vitae



Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Graduate Student Council, Harvard University, 2000

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 1998

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 1998

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Behavioral Science Research Prize, 1993 (with Robert Rosenthal)

  • American Psychological Association Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) Dissertation Award, 1994