Ovul Sezer studies misguided social heuristics—that is, habitual behaviors that people think are effective in social interactions, but backfire. For example, people humblebrag, give backhanded compliments, namedrop, share an inside joke, or mansplain. Her research investigates when and why people’s social intuitions are misguided and how they can fix these suboptimal behaviors.
Sezer, O., Gino, F., & Norton, M.I. (in press). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Steinmetz, J., Sezer, O., & Sedikides, C. (in press). Social and Personality Social Compass.
Sezer, O., Zhang, T., Gino, F., & Bazerman, M.H. (2016). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 137, 13-26.
Sezer, O., Norton, M.I., Gino, F., & Vohs, K.D. (2016). Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, 1(4), 509-526.