Prof. Andrew Ward, Ph.D.

Prof. Andrew Ward, Ph.D.

Andrew Ward is an expert on social perception as well as conflict and negotiation. A professor and past chair of the Department of Psychology at Swarthmore College, his courses are among the highest enrolled. In addition to his duties at Swarthmore, Prof. Ward regularly teaches psychology courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the University of Pennsylvania. He has given lectures to medical professionals and consulted for Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Drexel University, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Educated at Harvard and Stanford, Prof. Ward has published his work in major academic journals in the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology, and health. He is also co-author of The Bargaining Bride. Among his awards are two major grants from the National Institutes of Health and a Lang Faculty Fellowship from Swarthmore College.

Praise for Prof. Andrew Ward

“I taught alongside Andrew Ward at Swarthmore College for more than two decades. He is just a superstar teacher. His lectures are clear, engaging, funny and always about important things. I can’t count how many psychology majors were created in Andrew’s classes. Social Psychology is Andrew’s wheelhouse, and people who listen to his course are in for a treat, as well as an education!”
– Dr. Barry Schwartz, Visiting Professor at Berkeley Haas and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College

“At Swarthmore College, Professor Andrew Ward’s courses are among the most popular, and it’s easy to see why. He infuses every lecture with great enthusiasm, along with a passion for conveying the key lessons of his field to all of his students.”
– Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor & Vice Chair of Psychology at University of California Riverside

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