Taya R. Cohen

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Carnegie Bosch Junior Faculty Chair

PHONE

412-268-6677

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 255A

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Organizational Behavior and Theory

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Ph D (Social Psychology) - 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - MA (Social Psychology) - 2005
Pennsylvania State University - BA (Psychology) - 2002

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Negotiation; Conflict Management; Counterproductive work behavior; Morality & Ethics; Personality; Intergroup Relations;

BIOGRAPHY

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Trust the Guilty: Anticipated Guilt Increases Trustworthiness

    (author(s): Emma Levine, T. Bitterly, Taya Cohen, Maurice Schweitzer)

  • The reciprocal relationship between counterproductive work behavior and workplace mistreatment: Its temporal dynamics and boundary conditions

    (author(s): Yeonjeong Kim, Taya Cohen, A. Panter)

  • Disentangling embedded ties: How liking and trust influence economic partner selection and fraud

    (author(s): Brandy Aven, Taya Cohen, Jin Wook Chang)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Carnegie Bosch Junior Faculty Chair (2015)
  • Tepper School of Business - Finalist for the George Leland Bach Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)
  • Tepper School of Business - Finalist for the Lave-Weil Best Paper Prize at the Tepper School of Business for the best paper on problem solving, in contrast to theorem proving (2013)
  • Xerox Junior Faculty Chair (2012)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Center for Behavioral & Decision Research (CBDR), Program Organizer, Steering committee member from the Tepper School for the Center for Behavioral & Decision Research (CBDR) (2014 - )
  • Institutional Review Board, Committee Member (2011 - )

CONSULTING

  • American Association for Physician Leadership (August 2013 -)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Self & Identity (January 2016 -)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes section (January 2012 - December 2017)
  • Other Officer, Representative-at-Large (Board Member), International Association for Conflict Management (2014 - 2016)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences (47894)
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A
    2011 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Negotiations (45840)
    2014 Mini 1 Section: A, B, E
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A, B
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A, E
    2013 Mini 5 Section: E
    2013 Mini 3 Section: B
  • Negotiations (45895)
    2011 Mini 1 Section: A, B, E
    2011 Mini 3 Section: E, G
    2010 Mini 2 Section: A, B
Taya Cohen