Richard Ebstein is Professor in the Psychology Department at the National University of Singapore and Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University. In Singapore, Ebstein along with Chew Soo Hong, is heading a group of researchers including economists, psychologists, neuroscientists and molecular geneticists investigating core issues in the nascent field of neuroeconomics. Ebstein has made substantial contributions to the molecular genetics of human personality and is a pioneer in applying neurogenetic strategies towards understanding individual and social decision making. Ebstein's research revolves around human behavior genetics, with the overarching goal of providing molecular insights into the role of genes as a partial contributor to all facets of human behavior. His work is highly interdisciplinary and combines personality, social, cognitive, and neuropsychology with techniques of molecular genetics. Major research areas include neuroeconomics, the genetics of social behavior and normal personality, autism, ADHD, eating disorders, and substance abuse.He has published over 260 peer reviewed articles.
Ebstein received his B.S. from Union College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University.