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Stav Atir

Stav Atir
Assistant Professor | Management and Human Resources
4261 Grainger Hall


Stav Atir joined the Wisconsin School of Business in June 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the Management and Human Resources Department.

Professor Atir’s research examines how people evaluate – and misevaluate – their own expertise and learning. She also explores how people evaluate others’ expertise, especially in the context of gender, and how gender bias can affect professional outcomes.

Professor Atir earned her B.Sc. in Psychology at Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University.


Selected Published Journal Articles

Prabhakaran, V. & Davani, A. & Ferguson, M. & Atir, S. (2023). Distinguishing Address vs. Reference Mentions of Personal Names in Text Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2023

Atir, S. & Wald, K. & Epley, N. (2022). Talking With Strangers is Surprisingly Informative Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Atir, S. (2022). Girlboss? Highlighting versus downplaying gender through language Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Epley, N. & Kardas, M. & Zhao, X. & Atir, S. & Schroeder, J. (2022). Undersociality: Miscalibrated social cognition can inhibit social connection. Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Swallow, K. & Atir, S. (2019). The role of value in the attentional boost effect Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Atir, S. & Ferguson, M. (2018). How gender determines the way we speak about professionals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Atir, S. & Rosenzweig, E. & Dunning, D. (2015). When knowledge knows no bounds: Self-perceived expertise predicts claiming of impossible knowledge Psychological Science

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