Niruban Balachandran, M.P.A.


Niruban Balachandran has served in the World Bank since 2013, and his career has spanned more than 15 years in psychological science, education, and international development around the globe.

Mr. Balachandran was a winner of the World Bank's Innovation Challenge Prize and the International Society for Human Ethology's Linda Mealey Award. He is widely published in scholarly journals and print media, and is a frequently-invited speaker at international conferences. He is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as a Bachelor of psychology graduate from Rutgers. He was also a member of the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group.



Daniel Glass, Ph.D.


Daniel is a clinician and researcher in the disciplines of evolutionary and clinical psychology. He has published sixteen peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the fields of psychology, medicine, and evolutionary studies, on subjects ranging from human emotions to peer bullying/victimization to Alzheimer’s disease. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Suffolk University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at a private practice in Connecticut. His dissertation is on the emotional processing function of dreaming.



Olivia Jewell, M.A.

Associate project manager, psychtable

Olivia Jewell is a researcher in evolutionary psychology focusing on music, emotional intelligence, and in-group/out-group bias. She graduated from James Madison University with a bachelors of arts in psychology, and a minor in music. Olivia recently received her master's degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She hopes to continue pursuing research in evolutionary psychology, specifically examining the role of music in creating identity and groups.



Yzar Serene Wehbe, M.Sc.

Project Coordinator, PsychTable

Yzar is a researcher in evolutionary psychology focusing on the psychology of conspiracy theories. She studied psychology and philosophy at the American University of Beirut and earned her MSc in evolutionary psychology from Brunel University London. She worked in international development with USAID in her hometown of Lebanon and also worked in effective animal altruism with Animal Charity Evaluators. She is now a Ph.D. student studying under Todd Shackelford at Oakland University.


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    SUNY Polytechnic institute

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    State University of New York, New Paltz

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    The London School of Economics and Political Science

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    Art Center College of Design

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    Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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    University of Alabama

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    Loyola Marymount University

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    Northeastern University

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    Brunel university london

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    University of California, Santa Barbara