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Gina Buontempo

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A., Psychology, Seton Hall University

Scholarly Interests

  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Decision making and leadership effectiveness
  • Gender issues in the workplace
  • Work/life balance

Selected Publications

Matthew, C. T., Buontempo, G., & Block, C. J. (2013) Relational approach to work: Conceptual definition and scale development. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(3), 507-514.

Buontempo, G., & Brockner, J. (2008).  Emotional intelligence and the ease of recall judgment bias: The mediating effect of private self-focused attention. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(1), 159-172.

biographical information

Dr. Buontempo holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration from Seton Hall University.  She has been the Program Advisor for the M.A. Program in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College since 2005 and Lecturer in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College since 2006. She coordinates the Comprehensive Exam for the M.A. students in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Dr. Buontempo teaches the following courses: Organizational Psychology, Understanding Behavioral Research, Research and Independent Study in Social-Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Internship. She has worked as a consultant in the Department of Training and Development at Morgan Stanley.  Her research centers on emotional intelligence, decision making, leadership, gender issues in the workplace, and work/life balance. She has been a presenter at the Academy of Management Conference. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

ORLJ 4005: Organizational psychology

Introduction to theories and research that underlie the field of organizational psy-chology. Implications and applications in various organizational contexts are considered.

ORLJ 4009: Understanding behavioral research

Overview of alternative methods of behavioral research and their relative strengths and limitations. Application of methodological principles in order to read and evaluate social science research and learn how to begin to conduct research.

ORLJ 4901: Research and independent study in social-organizational psychology

ORLJ 5012: Organizational Internship