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David Munguia Gomez

David Munguia Gomez

David Munguia Gomez

Recorded July, 2019

David Gomez

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BA, Psychology, Princeton University


David is a doctoral student in the Behavioral Science program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he is working with Dr. Emma Levine. He graduated in 2014 from Princeton University where he studied psychology. After graduation, he worked at ideas42, a non-profit dedicated to improving people’s lives with the tools of behavioral science. During his time there, he worked to increase retirement savings in Mexico, reduce gun violence in major US cities, and help Chileans build a savings buffer.

Research Interests

David is broadly interested in how people make decisions and form impressions of others. His research examines how people make policy decisions and how people try to take into account the advantages and disadvantages that people have had.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Levine, E., & Munguia Gomez, D. (2021). “I’m just being honest.” When and why honesty enables help versus harm. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(1), 33–56. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000242

Moore, A., Munguia Gomez, D.M., & Levine, E.E. (2019). "Everyday dilemmas: New directions on the judgment and resolution of benevolence-integrity dilemmas." Social and Personality Psychology Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12472

Munguia Gomez, D.M. & Levine, E.E.. "Preference reversals in equivalent choices between individuals and policies that affect individuals." (In preparation.)

  • International Association for Conflict Management 2019 - Best Conference Paper Award (Student as First Author)
  • Academy of Management 2019, Conflict Management Division - Best Conference Paper Award