Michael W. Kraus is an assistant professor at the Yale University, School of Management. Michael was trained as a social-personality psychologist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, where he received his B.A. in psychology and sociology and his Ph.D in social psychology. Before arriving at Yale, Michael was a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Francisco and after that, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois.

His research can be found in leading psychology journals such as Psychological Review, Psychological Science, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and has been featured in media outlets like The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and ABC World News. Michael is active on Twitter (@mwkraus) where he shares research news and comments on politics and social inequality.

Michael lives in New Haven, CT with his spouse and their two children. He grew up in southern California in a little town called Poway. In his free time Michael watches basketball, eats every kind of food, and reads Cormac McCarthy or long-form journalism.