HOW TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FOR BETTER RELATIONSHIPS*

Monday, March 29, 2021, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been rescheduled (formerly Wednesday, March 31).

Most people think they know how to make a positive impression and can easily spot the mistakes others make, but when it comes to their own missteps, they tend to be oblivious. Ovul Sezer, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, will identify these mistakes and investigate how to better navigate our social world.

Ovul will explore: How can we signal that we are both competent and likable? How can we brag wisely? How can we give valuable feedback in a way that strengthens our relationships rather than harming them? How can we network less awkwardly? Ovul’s research identifies useful strategies for making better impressions.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ovul Sezer

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ovul Sezer is an award-winning teacher and researcher. She teaches courses in managerial decision-making and negotiations. Her research focuses on impression mis-management — the mistakes we make when we want to impress others.

Dr. Sezer’s work has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. It also has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Forbes, Financial Times and Scientific American. She was honored as one the “Top 40 Business School Professors under 40” by Poets & Quants.

She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with honors from Harvard.

Visit ovulsezer.com for more information on Dr. Sezer’s work and research.

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