Joseph A. Vitriol is an assistant professor in the College of Business at Lehigh University and a lecturer in the Extension and Summer Schools at Harvard University. Dr. Vitriol was formerly a Senior Researcher in the Political Science Department at Stony Brook University, College Fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard University, and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology Department at Lehigh University. He holds a Ph.D. in Social-Personality and Political Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a BA/MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Dr. Vitriol studies the causes, consequences, and solutions to bias in judgment and behavior in applied contexts, including political, legal, and organizational settings. His scholarship has been published in leading peer-reviewed outlets across the social and behavior sciences, including American Psychologist, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Political Psychology, Law and Human Behavior, European Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, Electoral Studies, and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.