Catherine Shea
Catherine Shea

Lecturer of Management and Organizations

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Catherine Shea received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from Duke University. Her research examines the motivational foundations of interpersonal relationships and social networks. Specifically, she examines how various goals and motivations affect  how we perceive others in our social networks, initiate interpersonal relationships, and develop broader social networks. To study these effects she utilizes multiple methodologies including experimental studies and social network analysis.

Dr. Shea's research has been published in top academic journals including Psychological Science, Social Networks, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and has been presented at meetings of the Academy of Management, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2013 Best Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association (Div 49). Her research has been featured in various media outlets including the Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail,Health MagazineScientific American Mind, and Psychology Today.

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2013, Management and Organizations, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
M.S., 2006, Organizational Behaviour, Queen's University
Bachelor of Commerce, 2005, Queen's University, Honours

Academic Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kellogg Team and Group Center, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-present

Print Research
Research Interests
Goal pursuit, social networks, motivation, interpersonal self-regulation, goal setting and appraisal, political ideology spill-overs into decision making

Shea, Catherine, Tanya Menon, Edward (Ned) Smith and K. Emich. 2015. The affective antecedents of social network structure. Social Networks. 43: 91-99.
vanDellen, M., Catherine Shea, E. K. Davisson, C. Koval and G. M. Fitzsimons. 2014. Motivated Misperception: Self-Regulatory Resources Affect Goal Appraisals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Shea, Catherine, E. Davisson and G. M. Fitzsimons. 2013. Riding Other People's Coattails: Individuals With Low Self-Control Value Self-Control in Other People. Psychological Science. 24(6): 1031-1036.
Working Papers
Cutler, Jennifer and Catherine Shea. 2015. Second Person Linguistic Styles Signal Advice Quality in Online Consumer Reviews.
Book Chapters
Gino, F. and Catherine Shea. 2012. "Deception in Negotiation: The Influence of Emotion." In The Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution, edited by Bolton, G. and R. Croson, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Leading and Managing Teams (MORS-460-0)
This is a course about teams: How to lead a team, encourage creativity, ensure coordination, deal with difficult team members, improve teams' decision making and performance, get the most out of a team, and manage the boundaries between the team and other parts of the organization from which the team draws resources and authority. Students are assigned to a team at the beginning of the quarter. Teams analyze cases of outstanding and poor teamwork, then complete a group project and analyze their own teamwork and outcomes.