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Research

ExPO Lab members study a variety of topics related to people in organizations using the methodological tools and theoretical approaches of social psychology, behavioral science, and organizational behavior. Here are some of our research topics. 

Social Influence

Social influence

 

Do people recognize the influence they have over others? When are people most influential? Why is it so hard to say 'no' to a request? Representative projects:

Attitudes & Beliefs

ideology attitudes

 

How do people's belief systems influence their attitudes toward others, judgments, and behaviors? Representative projects:

Creativity

creativity

 

How and when do people generate their most creative ideas? How are creators and their ideas evaluated by others? Representative projects: 

Morality and Ethics

morality

 

How do people think about right and wrong, moral values, and ethical dilemmas? How do these things influence judgments of others and of organizations? Representative projects:

Power & Status

power status

 

How do power, status, and societal hierarchies influence beliefs, judgments, and workplace behaviors? Representative projects: 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

diversity

 

How do organizations promote a diverse workforce, equitable outcomes, and inclusive cultures? Representative projects: