Carnegie Mellon University

Erin Carbone

Erin Carbone

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Porter Hall 321
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research at SDS in Fall 2017, I worked in data analytics and market research, most recently using biometrics to study psychophysiological responses to marketing stimuli.


  • Ph.D., Behavioral Decision Research, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Behavioral Decision Research, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.P.A., Policy Research and Analysis, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., International Relations, Barcelona Institute of International Studies
  • B.S., Psychology and Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University


I am interested in the psychological benefit derived from ostensibly disadvantageous or costly behavior, such as self-handicapping, information avoidance, and sharing information when it may be damaging to do so.


Araujo, F. A., Carbone, E., et al. (2016). The slider task: An example of restricted inference on incentive effects. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 2, 1-12.

Carbone, E., & Loewenstein, G. (2023). Privacy Preferences and the Drive to Disclose. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 32(6), 508–514.

Carbone, E., & Loewenstein, G. (2023). The drive to disclose. Consumer Psychology Review, 6(1), 17-32.

Carbone, E., Loewenstein, G., Scopelliti, I., & Vosgerau, J. (2024). He said, she said: Gender differences in the disclosure of positive and negative information. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 110, 104525.