Author: Paul J. Zak

Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management; Founding Director, Center for Neuroeconomics Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Paul J. Zak is a scientist, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is the founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and a professor of economics, psychology, and management at Claremont Graduate University. His book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, was published in 2012. Zak is credited with the first published use of the term “neuroeconomics” and has been a vanguard in this new discipline.

The Moral Molecule

by Paul J. Zak
— Science rarely comes into play when people discuss moral behaviors like kindness and generosity. But through an increasingly revealing range of experiments, over more than a decade, scientist and author Paul J. Zak has built a complex understanding of the relationship between a neurochemical called oxytocin and human morality. Read more