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Lynne Vincent

Assistant Professor of Management

315-443-4821
Room: 541
lcvincen@syr.edu

Ph D, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations (Organizational Behavior)

Vincent earned her B.S. in industrial and labor relations and her M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell University. She teaches undergraduate Strategic Human Resource Management classes at Whitman.

Vincent's research examines the moral and social implications of creativity. In contrast to the status quo view of creativity as inherently positive, she investigates the potential dark side and the unexpected consequences of creativity. Her research reveals that creativity and the perception of creativity influences decisions to engage in dishonest behaviors, how people handle negative experiences and even how people judge others. These processes affect how organizations encourage creativity, how organizations design jobs and how hiring decisions are made. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Psychological Science.

Selected Publications

  • "Creativity in Unethical Behavior Attenuates Condemnation and Breeds Social Contagion When Transgressions Seem to Create Little Harm", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • "Creative, Rare, Entitled, and Dishonest: How Commonality of Creativity in One's Group Decreases an Individual's Entitlement and Dishonesty", Academy of Management Journal, 59, 1451-1473, 2016
  • "Creative, Rare, Entitled, and Dishonest: How Commonality of Creativity in One’s Group Decreases an Individual’s Entitlement and Dishonesty", Academy of Management Journal, 2015
  • "The consequences of creative work: How a creative outlet lifts the physical burden of secrecy", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2015
  • "Deserve and diverge: Feeling entitled makes people more creative.", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2015
  • "Outside advantage: Social rejection can fuel creativity.", Journal of Experimental Psychology- General, 2013
  • " Stretching the moral gray zone: Positive affect, moral disengagement and dishonesty.", Psychological Science, 2013

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist - University of Notre Dame (2013)
  • Best Paper - Academy of Management (2012)
  • Cornell Ideas Scholar - Cornell University (2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award - Academy of Management (2012)