Founding Team 

Editor-in-Chief // Evan Nesterak

Evan graduated from Swarthmore College in 2009 where he studied psychology and statistics. While working with Barry Schwartz, Evan developed an interest in applying psychology to economic and political issues. After graduating, Evan went in search of an experience outside the classroom. He built trails in Maine, acted as caretaker of an historic Czech farmhouse, and worked with the US Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success in Pennsylvania.  Currently, in addition to The Psych Report, Evan is a Research Coordinator in the Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. evan [at] thepsychreport [dot] com



 Managing Editor // Max Nesterak


Max earned a B.A. in English Literature and German Studies from Swarthmore College, where he served as the Co-Editor in Chief of The Daily Gazette. Max was a Fulbright Scholar (2013-2014) to Berlin, Germany where he studied public art and urban intervention. Max spent 2015 at Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently works at NPR’s behavioral science podcast, The Hidden Brainmax [at] thepsychreport [dot] com 




Chair of the Advisory Board // Barry Schwartz

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Barry is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. Barry explores the relationship between psychology and economics and is passionate about bringing psychology to a popular audience. His Op-eds frequently appear in The New York Times, and he has authored two TED talks. His books include The Battle for Human Nature, Costs of Living, Paradox of Choice, and Practical Wisdom, which he coauthored with Kenneth Sharpe.




Advisory Board Member // Paul Thibodeau

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Paul earned his B.A. in psychology and Chinese Studies at Swarthmore College in 2006. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University in 2012. He uses behavioral experiments and computational models to investigate how language shapes thought. He has taught at Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Oberlin College.




Yoi Tibbetts

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While attending Swarthmore College, Yoi worked in two separate labs – an educational psychology and a social psychology lab – and graduated in 2009. He recently received his Master’s degree in social psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012 and is currently working towards his Ph.D. His research interests include academic achievement motivation, school based writing interventions, and social stratification. His most recent research pertains to closing academic achievement gaps in higher education.


The Psych Report Staff

Antonia Violante
Seth Stancroff
Richard Vu
Guihyun Byon
Azikiwea Green
Rinpoche Price-Huish
Peiwen Zhang
Patrick Han
Eileen Hou
Ilaria Schlitz