I help people think and act more effectively.

Hi, I’m Dr. Itamar Shatz.

I write about psychological and philosophical concepts that help people improve at things 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
Harvard Business Review

My websites


practical psychology and philosophy

Solving Procrastination

why we procrastinate and how to stop

Research and teaching

I’m an affiliated lecturer at Cambridge University, where I got my PhD.

My academic publications deal with questions in social science 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.