Prof. Yochi Cohen-Charash

Yochi Cohen-Charash

Phone: (646) 312-3818

Location: VC 8-286

Website: Emotions in Organizations


I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.  I have an M.Sc. in Management, Organizational Behavior from the Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University, and a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University. I am a Professor at the Department of Psychology, Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.

My research interests focus on emotions, particularly within organizational settings.  I study how emotions motivate the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations, and how individuals and organizations can influence the emotions and behaviors of others.  The unpleasant emotions I mainly focus on are envy, jealousy, and fear; the pleasant emotion I focus on are feeling happy for someone else’s success (firgun). Additional lines of research in which I am involved include issues of fairness and justice in organizations; the interface between justice and emotions; the influence of personality on job attitudes; self-esteem and emotions; and power and emotions.

Our emotions lab is composed of Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students who volunteer to work with me.  Many of the students working in our lab continue to graduate schools, usually to Ph.D. programs (see more details in our lab description).

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Cohen-Charash, Y., & Larson, E. C. (2017). An emotion divided: Studying envy is better than studying “benign” and “malicious” envy.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 174–183. doi: 10.1177/0963721416683667

Cohen-Charash, Y., & Larson, E. C. (2017). What is the nature of envy? In R. H. Smith, U. Merlone & M. K. Duffy (Eds.), Envy at work and in organizations (pp. 1-37): Oxford University Press.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Scherbaum, C. A., Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., & Staw, B. M. (2013). Mood and the market: Can press reports of investors' mood predict stock prices? PLoS ONE, 8, e72031. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072031

Davidson, O. B., Eden, D., Westman, M., Cohen-Charash, Y., Hammer, L. B., Kluger, A. N., . . . Spector, P. E. (2010). Sabbatical leave: Who gains and how much? Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 953–964.

Cohen-Charash, Y. (2009). Episodic envy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 2128–2173

Cohen-Charash, Y., & Byrne, Z. S. (2008). Affect and justice – current knowledge and future directions. In N. M. Ashkanasy, & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Research Companion to Emotion in Organizations (pp. 360-391):.Edward Elgar Publishers.

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.

Scherbaum, C. A., Cohen-Charash, Y., & Kern, M. J. (2006). Measuring general self-efficacy: A comparison of three measures using item response theory. Educational & Psychological Measurement, 66, 1047-1063.

Cohen-Charash, Y., & Boyd, B. (2006). Mood. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 485-487). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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.

Lazarus, R. S., & Cohen-Charash, Y. (2001). Discrete emotions in organizational life. In R. L. Payne & G. L. Cooper (Eds.), Emotions at work: Theory, research and applications for management (pp. 45-81). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.

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