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Taya R. Cohen

Taya R. Cohen

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Taya R. Cohen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences. She conducts research in the areas of business ethics and conflict management, and is known in particular for her work on moral character in the workplace, and on cooperation and conflict within and between groups.

Professor Cohen teaches MBA and executive education courses on Negotiations, and on Managing People and Teams, and doctoral seminars on Negotiations and Conflict Management, and on Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Self & Identity, and serves as an ad hoc referee for a number of other journals owing to her broad research interests and expertise in organizational behavior, business ethics, and social/personality psychology.

She was elected President of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) in 2019, having previously served as a Representative-at-Large Board Member from 2014-2016. She is currently serving as President-Elect, and will begin a two-year term as President in July 2020.

Prior to joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon, Professor Cohen spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northwestern University, where she taught Negotiations at the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Cohen 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.

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:

  • Managing People and Teams (MBA course)
  • Negotiations (MBA course & Executive Education)
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management (PhD seminar)
  • Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences (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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