Post-Doctoral Fellowships

DRRC Post Doctoral Fellows

The DRRC Post Doctoral Fellow is in dispute resolution and negotiations at the Kellogg School of Management. The Fellowship is designed to facilitate a disciplinary scholar's transition into research and teaching in the area of negotiation.
Current Post Doctoral Fellows

Yale University
Ph.D. Psychology, 2018
My research investigates the origins of human morality. In particular, I explores the powerful influence of the drive to be seen positively by others. I generate and test theories for how reputation motives create hidden incentives that shape our moral behaviors, emotions, and cognition—often without our conscious awareness. My work integrates methods from psychology, behavioral economics, and evolutionary game theory. I have used this approach to ask questions like: What gives rise to moral outrage, condemnation, and punishment? Why do we hate hypocrites? And what drives people to cooperate without calculating the costs and benefits?

Leiden University
Ph.D. Social and Organization Psychology, 2015
I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Social Psychology Department at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (2015-2017). I received my PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology from Leiden University, The Netherlands (2012-2015). Despite increasing wealth, opportunities, and education levels many societies suffer from high levels of power and status inequality, low levels of trust, and polarization on important moral and political topics. My research focuses on the determinants and consequences of these phenomena. I study hierarchy, trust, and morality, and how we can leverage social science to create better functioning teams, organizations, and societies.

Esther Sackett (2017)
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Ph.D. Business Administration, 2017
My research investigates the interpersonal dynamics of collaboration and motivation within and across teams. In particular, I examine how the diverse goals of team members -- and awareness of that goal diversity -- affect coordination, perceptions of coordination, and interpersonal processes at the individual, team, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. I use a wide range of methodological approaches in my research, and have conducted field studies (both qualitative and survey-based) as well as laboratory experiments. I also utilize multiple analytical techniques, from quantitative analyses such as regression, ANOVA, multilevel modeling, and social network analysis to inductive, qualitative analyses. My work is motivated by a desire to improve our understanding of complex collaborative processes.
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