Oscar Ybarra

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Ross School Of Business
Oscar Ybarra


Oscar Ybarra's research revolves around the social underpinnings of cognition and intelligence, how people navigate their web of relations with others, and how people balance connecting socially with the need to pursue and protect personally valued goals. Dr. Ybarra's research has been published in top journals in the field, and his work on social judgment has been used in presentations before congressional hearings on aging and fraud. His research on mental exercising through socializing, and Facebook use and well-being, has received much national and international media attention.