dr. A. (Alexander) Genevsky

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Marketing
Affiliated since 2016

Dr. Genevsky received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University with a focus on decision-making and affective neuroscience. Previously, he received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University (SUNY).  Dr. Genevsky's research explores the social and emotional influences that shape consumer decisions and behavior. Using behavioral experimentation, market-level data analysis, and neuroimaging, he probes emotional and cognitive reactions to decision-making scenarios and subsequent influences on preference and choice. Relatedly, current projects explore the potential to scale what we learn in the lab to develop models that more accurately describe and predict market-level behavior in the real world.  For more information please visit my website.


  • Academic (14)
    • Tong, L., Acikalin, Y., Genevsky, A., Shiv, B., & Knutson, B. (2020). Brain activity forecasts video engagement in an internet attention market. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Ame, 117(12), 6936-6941. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1905178117

    • Asutay, E., Genevsky, A., Barret, LF., Hamilton, JP., Slovic, P., & Vastfjall, D. (2019). Affective calculus: The construction of affect through information integration over time. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000681

    • Kim, B., Genevsky, A., Knutson, B., & Tsai, J. (2019). Culturally-valued facial expressions enhance loan request success. Emotion, 20(7), 1137-1153. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000642

    • Knutson, B., & Genevsky, A. (2018). Neuroforecasting aggregate choice. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(2), 110-115. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721417737877

    • Genevsky, A., Yoon, C., & Knutson, B. (2017). When brain beats behavior: neuroforecasting crowdfunding outcomes. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(36), 8625-8634. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1633-16.2017

    • Genevsky, A., & Knutson, B. (2015). Neural affective mechanisms predict market-level microlending. Psychological Science, 26(9), 1411-1422. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797615588467

    • Genevsky, A., Vastfjall, D., Slovic, P., & Knutson, B. (2013). Neural underpinnings of the identifiable victim effect: Affect shifts preferences for giving. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 17188-17196.

    • Genevsky, A., & Gard, DE. (2012). The effect of choice on the physiology of emotion: An affective startle modulation study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84, 80-85.

    • Gard, DE., Cooper, S., Fisher, M., Genevsky, A., Mikels, JA., & Vinogradov, S. (2011). Evidence for an emotion maintenance deficit in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 187.

    • Dale, CL., Findlay, AM., Adcock, RA., Vertinski, M., Fisher, M., Genevsky, A., Aldebot, S., & Vinogradov, S. (2010). Timing is everything: neural response dynamics during syllable processing and its relation to higher-order cognition in schizophrenia and healthy comparison subjects. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75.

    • Genevsky, A., Garrett, CT., Alexander, PP., & Vinogradov, S. (2010). Cognitive training in schizophrenia: a neuroscience-based approach. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 12.

    • Gard, DE., Fisher, M., Garrett, C., Genevsky, A., & Vinogradov, S. (2009). Motivation and its relationship to neurocognition, social cognition, and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 115.

    • Adcock, RA., Dale, C., Fisher, M., Aldebot, S., Genevsky, A., Simpson, GV., Nagarajan, S., & Vinogradov, S. (2009). When top-down meets bottom-up: auditory training enhances verbal memory in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35.

    • Dale, CL., Findlay, AM., Adcock, RA., Genevsky, A., Vertinski, M., Luks, TL., & Vinogradov, S. (2009). Perceptual interference exacerbates Voice Onset Time-dependent syllable discrimination and alters performance-related MEG response dynamics in patients with schizophrenia. NeuroImage, 47.

  • Professional (1)
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Marina Lenkovskaya
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ting-Yi Lin
  • Time frame: 2021 -

The marketing group at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University seeks highly motivated PhD students looking to study topics in marketing science, consumer behaviour, and consumer neuroscience. Strong applicants typically have backgrounds in economics, psychology, business, statistics, neuroscience, or computer science, and are looking to pursue careers as world-class academic researchers. Students define and execute their own projects in consultation with their advisers, and thus need creativity, self-direction, and a passion for scientific research.

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