Chia-Jung Tsay's Biography

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Chia-Jung Tsay is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Management Science and Innovation. Her research examines the psychological processes that influence decision making and interpersonal perception in performance contexts. She investigates the role of expertise and nonconscious biases in professional selection and advancement. Her primary stream of research examines the dominance of visual information in judgment about performance.

Tsay’s work has been published in academic journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Emotion Review, and volumes such as the Academy of Management Annals, the SIOP Frontier series, and the Frontiers in Social Psychology series. Her research has been featured in media outlets including ABC, AOL News, APA Monitor, Ars Technica, the Atlantic, Australian, BBC, Boston Globe, CBC, Economist, Daily Mail, Der Spiegel, Der Standard, Die Presse, Die Welt, Die Zeit, Discover Magazine, El País, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gramophone, Haaretz, Harvard Gazette, Huffington Post, International Business Times, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Le Soir, Le Temps, Los Angeles Times, MSN News, National Affairs, Nature, NBC, NPR, New York Post, ORF, Psychology Today, Salon, Scientific American, Slate, Strad, Telegraph, Times, Voice of America, Wired, WQXR, and Yahoo! Finance.

In other professional experience, as a classical pianist, Tsay has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the U.S. Embassy. Tsay graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in Psychology and an A.M. in History of Science from Harvard University. She also holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she later served as faculty. Tsay holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Psychology with a secondary Ph.D. field in Music from Harvard University.