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Larissa Tiedens

Professor, Organizational Behavior
LarissaTiedens
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Organizational Behavior
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Professor Tiedens' research is primarily in two areas: (1) the psychology of social hierarchies, and (2) the social context of emotion. She is specifically interested in the psychological processes involved in the creation and maintenance of hierarchical relationships. Her work on emotion is concerned with the effects of emotion on social judgment and with relations between social roles and emotions.

Bio

Professor Tiedens is the Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Organizational Behavior. She received her BA in Psychology from Carleton College and her PhD in Social Psychology from The University of Michigan. Professor Tiedens’ research is concerned with the psychology of social hierarchies and the role of emotions in organizational life. Most recently, Lara has focused on the processes involved in the spontaneous emergence of hierarchies and on the emotional and psychological benefits these hierarchies provide. Her research has appeared in a number of journals in social psychology and organizational behavior and she sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Science, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Professor Tiedens teaches about interpersonal and team dynamics, the effects of emotions, and negotiations in the MBA, PhD, and Executive programs. Her research and teaching have won awards.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1998
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1993
  • BA (Hons.), Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College, 1993

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1998

Awards and Honors

  • Ascendant Scholar, Western Academy of Management, 2003
  • PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, Stanford University, 2002
  • Paterson Award, Minnesota Psychological Association, 1993

Publications

Journal Articles

E.M. Zitek, Larissa Tiedens. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. January 2012, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pages 98-115.
Marwan Sinaceur , Larissa Tiedens. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2006, Vol. 42, Issue 3, Pages 314–322.
Jennifer S. Lerner, Larissa Tiedens. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 2006, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Pages 115–137.
Jennifer R. Overbeck, Larissa Tiedens, Sebastien Brion. European Journal of Social Psychology. 2006, Vol. 36, Issue 4, Pages 479–496.
Fiona Lee, Christopher Peterson, Larissa Tiedens. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 2004, Vol. 30, Issue 12, Pages 1636-1649.
Larissa Tiedens, Alison R. Fragale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2003, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pages 558-568.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

Need approval from sponsoring faculty member and GSB Registrar.

Doctoral Practicum in Teaching

Doctoral Practicum in Research

In the Leadership Labs class we ask you to consider the question, "Why would someone follow YOU?" This is a course in which you consider what kind of leader you want to be, what kind of leader you are, and how to align your leadership behavior...

This course is elected as soon as a student is ready to begin research for the dissertation, usually shortly after admission to candidacy. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the...

2013-14

In the Leadership Labs class we ask you to consider the question, "Why would someone follow YOU?" This is a course in which you consider what kind of leader you want to be, what kind of leader you are, and how to align your leadership behavior...

2011-12

In the Leadership Labs class we ask you to consider the question, "Why would someone follow YOU?" This is a course in which you consider what kind of leader you want to be, what kind of leader you are, and how to align your leadership behavior...

Stanford Case Studies

The HBT Merger China Role Version | L22CHN
Sheila Melvin, Larissa Z. Tiedens, Webb McKinney, Yifat Sharabi-Levine, John Cronkite, David Hoyt, Margot Sutherland2013
The HBT Merger US Role Version | L22US
Sheila Melvin, Larissa Z. Tiedens, Webb McKinney, Yifat Sharabi-Levine, John Cronkite, David Hoyt, Margot Sutherland2013

In the Media

Corporate Mea Culpas Shown to Pay
Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2004
To Get Ahead, Get Mad
Business 2.0, May 22, 2002
Philadelphia Daily News, February 31, 2001