L. Taylor Phillips

L. Taylor Phillips
PhD Program, Organizational Behavior
PhD Program Office
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305

L. Taylor Phillips

Individuals and groups have unequal access to resources and rewards. How do we manage these social hierarchies and resulting inequities? My research focuses on understanding an important but understudied component of hierarchy management: the psychology of advantage, or how benefitting from inequity affects human beliefs and behavior. I explore the effects of advantage using diverse research methods, including lab experiments, field experiments, longitudinal approaches, and visual and cognitive tools. By understanding the psychology of advantage, my work points out ways to better manage advantaged group members and their involvement in inclusion efforts, which can help organizations achieve their diversity and equity goals. My faculty collaborators include Brian Lowery, Nicole Stephens (Kellogg), Nir Halevy, and Kristin Laurin. I additionally work with Nalini Ambady's lab in the Department of Psychology at Stanford. I am a SPARQ Doctoral Fellow, working with Geoff Cohen, Jennifer Eberhardt, and Hazel Markus. I am also a Stanford DARE Fellow, NSF Graduate Fellow, and co-founder/president of the GSB PhD Organization of Women.
Research Interests
Hierarchy, Advantage, Privilege
Social Vision, Social Decision-Making
Intergroup Processes & Relations
Diversity
Last Updated 7 Nov 2019