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Vanessa Bohns

Associate Professor

Ives Hall, Room 394
vkb28@cornell.edu

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Departments/Programs

  • Psychology

Graduate Fields

  • Psychology

Affiliations

  • ILR School, Department of Organizational Behavior

Research

Professor Bohns received her PhD in Social Psychology from Columbia University and her AB in Psychology from Brown University. Prior to joining Cornell, she taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research focuses broadly on social influence and the psychology of compliance and consent. In particular, she examines the extent to which people recognize the influence they have over others in various interpersonal interactions, including when asking for help, suggesting that someone engage in unethical behavior, and making romantic advances. Some of her additional research interests include prosocial behavior, perspective-taking, and self-conscious emotions.