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Taya R. Cohen

Taya R. Cohen

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Dr. Taya R. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cohen’s research investigates how personality and situational factors influence unethical behavior, conflict, negotiation, and intergroup relations. The two main themes of her work are: understanding the role of moral character traits in inhibiting selfish and unethical behaviors in the workplace; and understanding why interactions between groups are characterized by more competition, greed, and distrust compared to interactions between individuals. She has published peer-reviewed articles on these topics in leading psychology and management journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics. Cohen’s research has received considerable national and international media attention, with coverage from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BBC News Magazine among other outlets. This media coverage speaks to the interest and importance of her work, not only for members of the academy, but for the general public as well.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

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Courses Taught:

  • Negotiations (Masters of Business Administration course & Executive Education)
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Science (PhD Seminar)
  • Unethical Behavior (PhD Seminar)

Taya R. Cohen
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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