I am a cognitively oriented social psychologist interested in people’s behavior in the workplace. I work primarily in three areas: cultural influences on social behavior and action, social psychological factors in conflict resolution, and social judgment and decision making. A central interest is everyday causal attributions, which lies at the core of how people solve problems, manage each other, and learn from experience. I have studied differences between East Asian and Western response tendencies in this domain, and also in the domains of conflict resolution decisions and justice judgments. However, more than documenting patterns of cultural difference, my goal is to advance a constructivist understanding of how cultural traditions influence individual judgments and decisions.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Causal Attribution
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Organizational Behavior
- Person Perception
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Chua, R. Y. J., Morris, M. W., & Ingram, P. (2010). Embeddedness and new idea discussion in professional networks: The mediating role of affect-based trust. Journal of Creative Behavior, 44, 85-104.
- Mok, A., & Morris, M. W. (2010). Asian-Americans’ creative styles in Asian and American situations: Assimilative and contrastive responses as a function of bicultural identity integration. Management and Organization Review, 6(3), 371-390.
- Morris, M. W., & Amanatullah, E. T. (2010). Negotiating gender roles: Gender differences in assertive negotiating are mediated by women’s fear of backlash and attenuated when negotiating on behalf of others. Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, 98, 256-267.
- Morris, M. W., & Leung, K. (2010). Creativity East and West: Perspectives and parallels. Management and Organization Review, 6(3), 313-327.
- Savani, K., Morris, M. W., Naidu, N. V. R., Kumar, S., & Berlia, N. V. (2011). Cultural conditioning: Understanding interpersonal accommodation in India and the United States in terms of the modal characteristics of interpersonal influence situations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 84-102.
- Weber E. U., & Morris, M. W. (2010). Culture and judgment and decision making: The constructivist turn. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(4), 410-419.
- Advanced Seminar on Leading Teams
- Conflict Management and Negotiation
- Culture, Organization and Cognition
- Managerial Negotiations
- Managing Through Mutual Agreement
- Organizational Behavior
- Social Psychology of Organizations
Michael W. Morris
Columbia Business School
708 Uris Hall
New York, New York 10027
- Phone: (212) 854-2296