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Sam Sommers

Award-Winning Psychology Professor and Researcher

Sam Sommers is an award-winning teacher and researcher of social psychology at Tufts University in Medford, MA.  At Tufts, Sommers is known for his engaging and humorous lecture style and has won multiple teaching awards, including his selection by the student senate as the Professor of the Year in 2009.

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Sam Sommers, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at Tufts University, where he was named Professor the Year and has won multiple teaching awardsSommers is an expert on the psychology of everyday life, having published dozens of research articles on how people think, communicate, and make decisions. His first book, Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World combined behavioral science findings with pop culture analysis, examples from politics and sports, and personal anecdotes to offer an accessible exploration of the invisible forces shaping our daily lives. In his new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, Sommers teams up with L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated to explore what the world of sports has to teach us about business success, leadership, parenting, and human nature more generally. Sommers regularly speaks to audiences on topics such as organizational culture/climate, the psychology of unethical behavior and bias, judgment and decision-making, and the obstacles of translating personal expertise into effective leadership.

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