Research Associate
The Future of Corporate Governance Initiative
Harvard Business School

B.A. Psychology, B.A. Philosophy, magna cum laude, Brown University


Rabb, N., Bowers, J., Glick, D., Wilson, K.H., & Yokum, D. (2022). The influence of social norms varies with “others” groups: Evidence from COVID-19 vaccination intentions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(29), e2118770119.

Rabb, N., Swindal, M., Glick, D., Bowers, J., Tomasulo, A., Oyelami, Z., Wilson, K.H., & Yokum, D. (2022). Evidence from a statewide vaccination RCT shows the limits of nudges. Nature, 604, E1-E7.

Light, N., Fernbach, P. M., Rabb, N., Geana, M., & Sloman, S. (2022). Knowledge overconfidence is associated with anti-consensus views on controversial scientific issues. Science Advances, 8(29), eabo0038.

Rabb, N., Kossowska, M., Wood, T. J., Schulte, D., Vourloumis, S., & Jarke, H. (2022). Responsiveness to evidence: A political cognition approach. In J. Strömbäck, Å. Wikforss, K. Glüer, T. Lindholm, & H. Oscarsson (Eds.), Knowledge resistance in high-choice information environments (pp. 128-147). New York: Routledge.

Geana, M., Rabb, N., & Sloman, S. (2021). Walking the party line: The growing role of political ideology in shaping health behavior in the United States. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health, 16, 100950.

Rabb, N., Glick, D., Houston, A., Bowers, J., & Yokum, D. (2021). No evidence that collective-good appeals best promote Covid-related health behaviors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(14), e2100662118.

Fullerton, M., Rabb, N., Mamidipaka, S., Ungar, L., & Sloman, S. (2021). Evidence against risk as a motivating driver of COVID-19 preventive behaviors in the U.S. Journal of Health Psychology, 13591053211024726.

Rabb, N., Han, J. J., & Sloman, S. A. (2020). How others drive our sense of understanding of policies. Behavioural Public Policy, 5(4), 454-479.

Karanian, J. M., Rabb, N., Wulff, A., Torrance, M., Thomas, A. K., & Race, E. (2020). Protecting memory from misinformation: Warnings modulate cortical reinstatement during memory retrieval. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(37), 22771-22779.

Rabb, N., & Thomas, A. K. (2020). Early life and biological factors. In A. K. Thomas & A. Gutchess (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of cognitive aging (pp. 587-590). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rabb, N., & Brownell, H. (2020). Art is metaphor. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 38(1), 111-118.

Rabb, N., Fernbach, P. M., & Sloman, S. A. (2019). Individual representation in a community of knowledge. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(10), 891-901.

Sloman, S. A., & Rabb, N. (2019). Thought as a determinant of political opinion. Cognition, 188, 1-7.

Rabb, N., Han, A., Nebeker, L., & Winner, E. (2019). Expressivist to the core: Metaaesthetic subjectivism is stable and robust. New Ideas in Psychology.

Rabb, N., Kossowska, M., Wood, T., Schulte, D., Vourloumis, S., & Jarke, H. (2018). Psychological determinants of political judgment. White paper prepared for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

Rabb, N., Brownell, H., & Winner, E. (2018). Essentialist beliefs in aesthetic judgments of duplicate artworks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 12(3), 284-293.

Rabb, N. (2017). Art and fiction are signals with indeterminate truth values. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40.

Sloman, S. A. & Rabb, N. (2016). Your understanding is my understanding: Evidence for a community of knowledge. Psychological Science, 27(11), 1451-1460.

Rabb, N., Nissel, J., Alecci, A., Magid, L., Ambrosoli, J., & Winner, E. (2016). Truths about beauty and goodness: Disgust affects moral but not aesthetic judgments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10(4), 492-500.


Karanian, J. M., Rabb, N., Wulff, A. N., Carlisle, C. L., Jimbo, J. P., Torrence, M. G., Race, E., & Thomas, A. K. (2019). Elucidating the manner in which warnings improve eyewitness memory reports. Presented at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Convention, Cape Cod, MA.

Rabb, N., Brownell, H., & Winner, E. (2016). Systematic variation of factors in art forgery reveals magical beliefs about artists. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

Winner, E., Nissel, J., Rabb, N., & Santos, S. (2016). False beliefs about perception in The Emperor’s New Clothes: An advanced measure of theory of mind. Presented at the National Living Laboratory Research Showcase, Cambridge, MA.


Rabb, N. (2021) “Individual cognition, collective action.” Presented at the International Conference on Thinking, Paris, FR.

Rabb, N. (2021). “Others’ actions, others’ knowledge: Varieties of social proof during Covid-19.” Presented at Behavioral Insights Global seminar series.

Geana, M.V., Rabb, N., Sloman, S. (2021). “The growing role of political ideology in shaping health behavior in the United States.” Presented at the 2021 Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Rabb, N. & Houston, A. (2020). “Statewide surveys on Covid-19.” Presented at “How Do We Optimize COVID-19 Testing Across Our Communities?”, The Policy Lab at Brown University, Providence, RI.

Rabb, N. (2020). “A nonpartisan effect: Sense of understanding of public policies is conferred by experts’ understanding.” Presented at the Behavioral Climate Policy Conference, Boulder, CO.

Rabb, N. (2019). “Knowledge and policy.” Presented at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Rabb, N., & Winner, E. (2016). “The concept of art.” Presented at the Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA.

Rabb, N., & Winner, E. (2016). “What is art?” Presented at the Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA.

Sloman, S. A. & Rabb, N. (2015). “The illusion of explanatory depth and the community of knowledge.” Presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.