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Jon Maner is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and mentor, and an internationally recognized leader in the science of motivation. His research examines ways in which fundamental social motives influence social and physiological processes in a range of different areas, including power and status, social affiliation, and close relationships. His work resides at the interface of social psychology, organizational behavior, and evolutionary biology. 

Jon has published more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters in top journals, such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and Evolution and Human Behavior. He has been an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He has been awarded more than $1 million in federal grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 

Jon received his doctoral degree in social psychology from Arizona State University in 2003. After spending 11 years on the faculty at Florida State University, he joined the Department of Management and Organizations at Kellogg in 2014. 

His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Discovery News, The Huffington Post, CNN, National Public Radio, and dozens of other major media outlets.