Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and best-selling author in the University of Michigan’s top-ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships.
Kross was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. After earning his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, Kross completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.
Kross's research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussions at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes and Time.
Kross is the author of the national best-seller "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It," which was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by The Washington Post, CNN and USA Today.