M. Asher Lawson

PhD student, Duke University, Management & Organizations department.

Piet Mondrian - Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow (1930) ~ Public Domain


I am a PhD student at Duke University in the Management and Organizations program. My research focuses on cognitive and gender biases in organisations and society. Using computational and experimental methods, I look at the structural and cognitive antecedents of biases and their relationship with real-world outcomes.

This research addresses questions such as:

  • Why do decision biases arise? Are there domain-general strategies to mitigate them?

  • How does increasing gender representation in organisations change stereotypes in organisational language? How do these stereotypes shape women's experiences in the workplace?

  • What are the mechanisms underpinning negative behaviors in groups?

This website contains details of my academic research activities. For my musings on decision-making, statistics, and occasionally sports, see my Twitter.

Contact: asher dot lawson at duke dot edu // Twitter // LinkedIn // Scholars @ Duke