The Department of Psychology
Phone: (646) 312-3818
Location: VC 8-286
Emotions in Organizations
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. I also have a M.Sc. in Management, Organizational Behavior, from the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, and a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University. Currently, I am a Professor at the Department of Psychology, Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.
My research interests focus mainly on issues of emotions in general, and in organizations in particular. I look at emotions as motivating the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. I mainly study discrete emotions as influencing life and behavior in organizations. For example, I study emotions such as envy, jealousy, fear, and guilt, as well as happiness for another's success (firgun). Additional lines of research in which I am involved include issues of fairness and justice in organizations, justice and emotions, the influence of dispositions on job attitudes, self-esteem and emotions, and power.
My lab is composed of Ph.D. students, Masters students, and undergraduate students who volunteer to work with us.
Cohen-Charash, Y., & Larson, E. (in press). What is envy, and what is it not? In U. Merlone, M. Duffy, M. Perini & R. Smith (Eds.), Envy at work and in organizations: Research, theory, and applications. Oxford University Press.
Cohen-Charash, Y. (2009). Episodic envy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 2128-2173.
Cohen-Charash, Y., & Mueller, J. S. (2007). Does perceived unfairness exacerbate or mitigate interpersonal counterproductive work behaviors related to envy? Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 666-680.
Staw, B. M. & Cohen-Charash, Y. (2005). The dispositional approach to job satisfaction: More than a mirage, but not yet an oasis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 59-78.
Cohen-Charash, Y., & Spector, P. E. (2001). The role of justice in organizations: A meta-analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 86, 278-321.