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Lynne Vincent

Lynne Vincent

Associate Professor of Management

Room: 541
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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 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 Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Psychological Science.

Working Papers
  • "A company by any other name: The organizational implications of virtue-washing", Academy of Management Journal (with Riley, B., Moss, T., Williams, T.)
Selected Publications
  • "Better to Give than to Receive (or Seek) Help? The Interpersonal Dynamics of Maintaining a Reputation for Creativity", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2021 (with Carnevale, J., Huang, L., Farmer, S., Wang, L.)
  • "Shifting focus: The influence of affective diversity on team creativity", , 156(24-37), 2020
  • "Creativity in Unethical Behavior Attenuates Condemnation and Breeds Social Contagion When Transgressions Seem to Create Little Harm", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes(139), 106-126, 2017
  • "The promises and pitfalls of creativity", Armed Forces Comptroller, 62(4), 28-31, 2017
  • "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
  • "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
  • "An integrative revew of the practices and processes of high reliability organizaing:Taking stock and looking forward", (with Vogus, T., Rerup, C.)

Awards and Honors

  • Guttag Research Award - Whitman School of Management (2020)
  • Dean's Citation for Research - Whitman School of Management (2018)
  • 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)