Faculty Directory

Alexander H. Jordan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration



DegreePhD, Stanford University, 2009; MA, Stanford University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 2003

AREAS OF EXPERTISESocial and clinical psychology, leadership, ethics

Current Research Topics

  • Behavior change in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Self-enhancement and psychological entitlement
  • Social norms and social networks
  • Moral judgment and behavior

Selected Publications

  • With E.M. Zitek, “Marital Status Bias in Perceptions of Employees,” Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 2012
  • With B.J. Lovett and S.S. Wiltermuth, “Individual Differences in the Moralization of Everyday Life,” Ethics and Behavior, 22, 2012
  • With A.J. Fay and J. Ehrlinger, “How Social Norms Promote Misleading Social Feedback and Inaccurate Self-Assessment,” Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 2012
  • With P.G. Audia, “Self-Enhancement and Learning from Performance Feedback,” Academy of Management Review, 37, 2012
  • With B. Monin, C.S. Dweck, B.J. Lovett, O.P. John, and J.J. Gross, “Misery Has More Company than People Think: Underestimating the Prevalence of Others’ Negative Emotions,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 2011
  • With B.J. Lovett, “Levels of Moralization: A New Conception of Moral Sensitivity,” Journal of Moral Education, 39, 2010
  • With E.M. Zitek, B. Monin, and F.R. Leach, “Victim Entitlement to Behave Selfishly,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 2010
  • With B. Monin, “From Sucker to Saint: Moralization in Response to Self-Threat,” Psychological Science, 19, 2008
  • With S. Schnall, J. Haidt, and G. Clore, “Disgust as Embodied Moral Judgment,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 2008
  • With B.J. Lovett, “Moral Values, Moralism, and the 2004 Presidential Election,” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 5, 2005

Working Papers

  • With Y. Inbar, E.M. Zitek, B. Fleuren, and S.J. Breij, “Giving Back: Benefiting from Inequity Promotes Prosociality”
  • With A.M. Kleinbaum and P.G. Audia, “Do You Read Me? How Perceptions of Empathy Shape Self-Monitors’ Brokerage in Social Networks”
  • With M.M. Steenkamp and B.T. Litz, “What Have We Learned from Epidemiological Research on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans?”
  • With E.M. Zitek, “Psychological Entitlement and Preference for Social Hierarchy”
  • With E.M. Zitek and B. Monin, “Bad Luck Leads Men to Help Less”


  • Benton Junior Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2009–12
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2005–08
  • Regina Casper Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2004–07
  • Gordon W. Allport Thesis Prize, Harvard University, 2003
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1999–2003

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2009–present
  • Clinical Research Fellow, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2013–present
  • Teaching Fellow, Boston University School of Medicine, 2012–present
  • Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2012–13
  • Instructor, 2007–08, Teaching Assistant, 2006–08, Stanford University

Nonacademic positions

  • Intern in Clinical Psychology, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2012–13

Editorial positions

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Motivation and Emotion, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Philosophical Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science