Bargh, John

John Bargh

Professor of Psychology

John Bargh grew up in a university town (Champaign, Illinois) and attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate. From there, he went to graduate school in social psychology at the University of Michigan, where his advisor was Bob Zajonc. John received his PhD in 1981 and that fall moved to NYU. John's dissertation received the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Dissertation Award in 1982, and in 1989 he received the American Psychological Association (APA) Early Career Award for contributions to psychology. John is a past-president of SESP and a Fellow of both APA and the American Psychological Society. From 1999-2004 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is currently at Yale University. John studies free will and is interested in the extent to which any and all social psychological phenomena -- attitudes and evaluations, emotions, impressions, motivations, social behavior -- occur nonconsciously and automatically.