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Social-Organizational Psychology

In Organization and Leadership

Dissertation titles from 2011-2016

Dissertations defended at Teachers College are available through the Gottesman Library. Below is a list of dissertations completed and defended by students of the Program in Social-Organizational Psychology.


  • Nonnative Accents and Conflict Management: The Mediating Roles of Stereotype Threat, Regulatory Focus, and Conflict Behaviors on Conflict Outcomes. By Regina Kim (2017)
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Personality and Performance: Does Personality Predict Performance for Female Leaders? By Naomi Stutzman (2017)
  • Does Gender Matter in the Evaluation of Successful Physicians? Examining How Evaluators Use Stereotype-Based Attributions in Determining Outcomes at Work. By Dyan Ferraris-Baron (2017)


  • Predictably Flexible Leadership: Exploring the effect of Leader Behavioral Breadth, Variability and Authenticity on Follower Perceptions of Leader Trustworthiness and Effectiveness. By Adam Mitchinson (2016)
  • Change Leader Behavioral Inventory: Development and Validation of an Assessment Instrument. By Rebecca Stilwell (2016)
  • Leadership Complexity While Navigating a Complex Conflict: Linking Individual Attributes with Dynamic Decision-Making Processes. By Nicholas Redding (2016)


  • Falling Out of Love with American Utopia: An Insight into Return Migration Intentions of Highly Skilled Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States. By Nishita Rai (2015)
  • The Perceived Authenticity of Fairness at Work. By Kathryn Roloff (2015)
  • Alienation@work: Creativity and Commerce in Late Capitalism. By Natahn Gerard (2015)
  • To Thine Own Self be True? The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Perceptions of Authentic Leaders. By Rachel Fudman (2015)
  • How Does Learning Agile Business Leadership Differ? Exploring a Revised Model of the Construct of Learning Agility in Relation to Executive Performance. By Bradford Smith (2015)


  • Leadership behavioral complexity as an antecedent to scaling social impact and financial performance. By Apivat Hanvongse (2014)
  • Employee Perceptions of Managers Who Express Anger: Could a High Quality Relationship Buffer Women from Backlash?. By Avina Gupta (2014)


  • Variant Conflict Management: Conceptualizing and Investigating Team Conflict Management as a Configural Construct. By Yunzi Tan (2013)
  • From the Mouths of Men: A Model of Men's Perception of Social Identity Threat Toward Women in the Workplace and Endorsement of Identity Safety Behaviors. By Mekayla Castro (2013)
  • Whistling in the Wind: Examining the Effects of Sexual Orientation Relational Demography on Individual Perceptions of Workgroup Process and Withdrawal. By Frank Golom (2013)


  • The mediating role of family-work conflict on the relationship between family and work domain variables and employment trade-offs. By Benjamin Liberman (2012)
  • Examining the Influence of Goal Attainment Scaling on Changes in Goal Attainment in a Coaching Versus Non-Coaching Context. By Yaron Prywes (2012)
  • An Examination of Social Persuasion's Influence on Generalized Leader Efficacy. By Bernard Banks (2012)


  • Examining the Perceived Internal and External Effectiveness of NGOs in the Palestinian Territories: The Role of Complexity, Resilience, and Job Adaptability. By Naira Musallam (2011)
  • Use of teams to accomplish radical organization change: Examining the influence of team cognitive style and leader emotional intelligence. By Alive Cahill (2011)
  • Managing Uncertainty During Organization Design Decision-Making Processes: The Moderating Effects of Different Types of Uncertainty. By Alice Mann (2011)
  • Can Chameleons Lead Change? The Effect of Resistance to Change on High Self-Monitoring Leaders' Strength of Purpose. By Robert Morris (2011)
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