Carmen Sanchez

Carmen Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Social and Personality Psychology, Cornell University, Cornell University at Cornell University, 2020
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at El Paso at University of Texas at El Paso, 2004

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Gies College of Business, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present

Recent Publications

  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. Forthcoming. Cognitive and Emotional Approaches to Political Misbeliefs: Who Endorses Partisan Misbeliefs? Emotion.
  • Jaspan, O., Wysocka, A., Sanchez, C., & Schweitzer, A. Forthcoming. Improving the Relationship Between Confidence and Competence: Implications for Diagnostic Radiology Training From the Psychology and Medical Literature. Academic Radiology, Elsevier.
  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. Forthcoming. Jumping to conclusions: Implications for reasoning errors, false belief, knowledge corruption, and impeded learning Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychological Association.
  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. Forthcoming. The Anti-Scientists Bias: The Role of Feelings about Scientists on COVID-19 Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. (2020). Decision fluency and overconfidence among beginners Decision, Educational Publishing Foundation.
  • De Keersmaecker, J., Dunning, D., Pennycook, G., Rand, D., Sanchez, C., Unkelbach, C., & Roets, A. (2020). Investigating the robustness of the illusory truth effect across individual differences in cognitive ability, need for cognitive closure, and cognitive style. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Sage Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA, 46 (2), 204--215.
  • Sanchez, C., & Gilovich, T. (2020). The Perceived Impact of Tax and Regulatory Changes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology,
  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. (2019). Cultural Patterns Explain the Worldwide Perception/Performance Paradox in Student Self-Assessments of Math and Science Skill. Social Psychological and Personality Science, SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA, 10 (7), 935--945.

Other Publications


  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. (2018). Overconfidence among beginners: Is a little learning a dangerous thing? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychological Association, 114 (1), 10.

Book Chapters

  • Sanchez, C., & Dunning, D. (2019). Learning a Little About Something Makes Us Overconfident. In Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Kanter, R. M., Su, A. J., & Bregman P., HBR Emotional Intelligence Series: Confidence (pp. 47-60) Brighton, MA: Harvard Business Review.

Current Courses

  • Founds of Organizational Behav (BADM 510) Introduction to the principal theories and important empirical research in various disciplines that study organizations; in addition to examination of the subject matter content of various disciplines, students critically examine the capacities and limitations of the various fields to make contributions to the study of organizations.

  • Proseminar in Org Behavior (BADM 591) Lectures in topics of current interest not covered by regular course offerings. Subjects are announced in the Class Schedule.

  • Business Dynamics (BUS 201) Introduces College of Business sophomores to the primary functional areas of business and how each functional area relates to comprise a business system. Students will engage in a dynamic simulation to develop an understanding of the interdependencies between the functional areas. The course will also highlight and continue to develop the teamwork and leadership skills required of successful managers.


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