Skip to main content

Jonathan Baron is a retired Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research examines citizens' thinking about public issues, with a view to understanding the failures of democracy in terms of the cognitive style of citizens and their moral judgment. Of particular interest is individuals' acceptance/rejection of the standards of actively open-minded thinking and the application of these standards to their own thinking and that of trusted sources. He holds a B.A. from Harvard in psychology and a Ph.D. from Michigan in experimental psychology. He is the founding editor of the journal Judgment and Decision Making, and the author of a widely read textbook, "Thinking and deciding."

Curriculum Vitae Website