I help people think and act more effectively.

Hi, I’m Dr. Itamar Shatz.

I create content about psychological and philosophical concepts that help people become better, in fields like decision-making, communication, and learning.

My content is based on extensive research, including sources ranging from cutting-edge scientific papers to ancient manuscripts.

Itamar Shatz

My writing is read by over a million people each year, and linked from places like:

New York Times
Forbes
TechCrunch
Lifehacker
Harvard Business Review

My websites

Effectiviology

practical psychology and philosophy

Solving Procrastination

why we procrastinate and how to stop

Research and teaching

I’m a researcher at the University of Cambridge, where I got my PhD.

My academic publications deal with questions in psychology, linguistics, education, and data science, and I review related research for scientific journals.

I also teach research methods at Cambridge, with a focus on explaining complex statistical concepts in an intuitive way to people with varied backgrounds.

Get in touch

Whether you want to invite me as a speaker, discuss working together, ask a question, or anything else, feel free to send me a message.