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Month: September 2016

Hypocrisy in The Workplace: Undermined Victims Become Perpetrators

Hypocrisy in The Workplace: Undermined Victims Become Perpetrators

Who conducted the study? This study was conducted by KiYoung Lee of The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Eugene Kim of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Devasheesh P. Bhave of Singapore Management University and Michelle K. Duffy of The University of Minnesota.   What was the aim of the study? Undermining, in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, is wherein a person exhibits behavior towards another person that is intended to stop them from achieving…

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Tie Loss and Tie Gain

Tie Loss and Tie Gain

Who conducted the study? Claudia D. Jonczyk, Yonghoon G. Lee, and Charles D. Galunic. What did they find? Results showed that professionals who have accumulated more job experience are less likely to shed contacts. Also, those who had gained more contacts during their transition were also less likely to lose contacts. It seems that, rather than crowding out existing contacts, professionals try to add more people in their network during role transition. It was revealed that contacts who are partners…

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The Slippery Slope

The Slippery Slope

Who conducted the study? David T. Welsh (University of Washington) Lisa D. Ordóñez (University of Arizona)   What did they find? Individuals who continuously make small unethical decisions over time leads them to making larger unethical decisions that they would have then thought was impermissible. In study 1, results showed a positive correlation in the gradual-change condition and over-reporting. Those who cheated in the one round were likely to cheat in the later rounds. There also was a negative correlation…

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