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Taya R. Cohen

Taya R. Cohen

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Dr. Taya Cohen is the Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research investigates how personality and situational factors influence unethical and competitive behavior. Cohen’s recent work focuses on understanding moral character, and how moral character influences job performance. She has published articles in leading psychology and management journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Organizational Behavior, and the Journal of Business Ethics. This work has received international media attention, with coverage from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and BBC News Magazine among other outlets.

Cohen is the co-director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research—an interdisciplinary research center at Carnegie Mellon University that brings together scholars from behavioral economics, psychology, organizational behavior, marketing, and public policy. She teaches courses on Negotiations for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students, and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences for doctoral students. In recognition of her scholarly achievements, Cohen was awarded the Xerox Junior Faculty Chair from the Tepper School of Business in 2012, and the Carnegie Bosch Junior Faculty Chair from the Carnegie Bosch Institute in 2015. She was a finalist for the George Leland Bach Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.

Outside of Carnegie Mellon, Cohen teaches negotiation seminars for physicians pursuing management training with the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL), and serves as a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty at the Tepper School, 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.

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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