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  • Jennifer Griffith, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics where she teaches undergraduate- and MBA-level courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. She earned her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, where, through a research assistantship at OU's Center for Applied Social Research, she developed a multi-faceted research portfolio.

    Her interdisciplinary approach to research focuses on the role of social cognition (e.g., attributions, perceptions, and identity) in dynamic and complex problem solving in the workplace, frequently in leadership or team contexts. Her research lab, Modern Work Lab, recruits and mentors undergraduate students at UNH who are interested in translating this research stream into workplace solutions, including recommendations for selection and assessment systems, leadership development, and workplace training programs. As an extension of this research, she serves as a Faculty Fellow at UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center where she is a research partner & consultant on issues related to social cognition & workplace factors (e.g., culture) relevant for the prediction and prevention of sexual harassment & assault in the workplace. Her research has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior, among others.

    Outside of her academic roles, she has served in numerous positions guiding, conducting, and implementing research-driven interventions, including as a project manager on grants and contracts funded through the National Science Foundation and a US defense contractor; as a senior research consultant for two state-level government agencies; and as an affiliate research partner on organizational and leadership development projects in the energy and technology sectors.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Creating comprehensive leadership pipelines: Applying the real options approach to organizational leadership developmentHuman Resource Management Review.  29:305-315. 2019
    2019 #Ustoo: How I-O psychologists can extend the conversation on sexual harassment and sexual assault through workplace trainingIndustrial and Organizational Psychology.  12:1-19. 2019
    2018 Let's Look at This Another Way: How Supervisors Can Help Subordinates Manage the Threat of Relationship ConflictJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  25:368-380. 2018
    2018 Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?: The Influence of Leader Style, Distance, and Leader-Follower Mental Model Congruence on Creative PerformanceJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  25:153-170. 2018
    2017 Reactions to ideological websites: The impact of emotional appeals, credibility, and pre-existing attitudesComputers in Human Behavior.  72:496-511. 2017
    2017 What works for you may not work for (Gen)Me: Limitations of present leadership theories for the new generationLeadership Quarterly.  28:245-260. 2017
    2016 Making "sense" of ethical decision makingLeadership Quarterly.  27:838-855. 2016
    2016 Collective leadership behaviors: Evaluating the leader, team network, and problem situation characteristics that influence their useLeadership Quarterly.  27:312-333. 2016
    2016 A new model of impression management: Emotions in the "black box' of organizational persuasionBritish Journal of Psychology Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.  89:111-140. 2016
    2016 Social Categorization, Moral Disengagement, and Credibility of Ideological Group WebsitesJournal of Media Psychology.  28:16-31. 2016
    2015 Development and validation of a measure for emotion regulation at work: Introducing the Workplace Emotion Regulation Preference Inventory (WERPI)Personality and Individual Differences.  85:245-250. 2015
    2015 Ideological group persuasion: A within-person study of how violence, interactivity, and credibility features influence online persuasionComputers in Human Behavior.  51:448-460. 2015
    2015 How outstanding leaders lead with affect: An examination of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadersLeadership Quarterly.  26:502-517. 2015
    2015 Leader-Follower Interpersonal Emotion Management: Managing Stress by Person-Focused and Emotion-Focused Emotion ManagementJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  22:5-20. 2015
    2014 Fear Appeals, Message Processing Cues, and Credibility in the Websites of Violent, Ideological, and Nonideological GroupsJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication.  19:871-889. 2014
    2014 Political tactics as affective events: Implications for individual perception and attitudeEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.  23:419-434. 2014
    2014 Discrediting in a Message Board Forum: The Effects of Social Support and Attacks on Expertise and TrustworthinessJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication.  19:325-341. 2014
    2014 Emotion regulation and intragroup conflict: when more distracted minds prevailInternational Journal of Conflict Management.  25:148-170. 2014
    2014 Predicting Scientific Creativity: The Role of Adversity, Collaborations, and Work StrategiesCreativity Research Journal.  26:39-52. 2014
    2013 Online Ideology: A Comparison of Website Communication and Media UseJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication.  18:137-153. 2013
    2012 Leadership and emotion management for complex tasks: Different emotions, different strategiesLeadership Quarterly.  23:517-533. 2012
    2011 Leader Deception Influences on Leader–Member Exchange and Subordinate Organizational CommitmentJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  18:508-521. 2011
    2011 The Influence of Anger on Ethical Decision Making: Comparison of a Primary and Secondary AppraisalEthics and Behavior.  21:380-403. 2011
    2010 Leadership, affect and emotions A state of the science reviewLeadership Quarterly.  21:979-1004. 2010
    Human performance as an asset value creator: An automated service impact model
    Seeing red (or blue): How political identity influences interpersonal judgments at workPersonnel Psychology
    Selecting for Retention: Understanding Turnover Pre-HireIndustrial and Organizational Psychology
    Shared Leadership Performance Relationship Trajectories as Impacted by Team Interventions and Members’ Collective PersonalitiesLeadership Quarterly
    When the gig isn’t up: The influence of employment arrangement on employees’ effort choices and performance


    Year Title
    2019 More than Words: The Impact of Framing (Un)ethical Leadership on Follower Attitudes & Behavior 2019
    2017 To ask or not to ask: Factors impacting employee raise-seeking behaviorAcademy of Management Proceedings.  2017:16892-16892. 2017
    2017 Training that transfers: Exploring sexual assault prevention that works. 2017
    2017 Automating Motivation: A workplace analysis of service technicians and the motivational impact of automated assistance. 2017
    2017 Begin with the end in mind: Rethinking outstanding leadership outcomes 2017
    2016 What works for you might not work for (Gen)Me: Generational implications of leadership theories 2016
    2016 Insourced leadership: Applying the real options approach to leadership development. 2016
    2015 Ethical decision making by business leaders: The impact of cognitive biases and strategies. 2015
    2015 Let’s Look at This Another Way: Relationship Conflict and Interpersonal Emotion Management 2015
    2015 Emotional appeals, credibility cues, and viewers’ attitudes on ideological persuasion 2015
    2014 A new model of impression management: Emotions in the “black box” of organizational persuasion. 2014
    2014 Network characteristics and leader use of collective influence tactics. 2014
    2014 “What would you say you do here?” The real world effects of lurkers on violent Internet message board forums. 2014
    Beyond the ballot box: How political identity influences interpersonal judgments at workhttps://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.14563abstract
    Hit me with your best plot: Presenting science with impact.
    How outstanding leaders lead with affect: Examining charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders.
    Shared leadership performance relationships Trajectories as impacted by team interventions and members’ collective personalities.
    The academic job market.


    Year Title
    2017 Automating motivation: A workplace analysis of service technicians and the motivational impact of automated assistance..  101-108. 2017
    2016 Examining online communication: A method for the quantitative analysis of qualitative data..  213-235. 2016
    2015 Utilizing Emotions for Ethical Decision Making in Leadership.  158-175. 2015
    Gender (under)representation in the CIP Model: Reconsidering outstanding leadership through a gender lens

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    Bystander intervention in bias incidents in the academic workplace: Interrupting incivility
    Driving Positive Shared Leadership Performance Trajectories through Team Interventions and Composition
    Rebooting sexual harassment prevention efforts: Recommendations from 2016 E.E.O.C. Task Force

    Teaching Activities

  • Managing Self & Leading Others Taught course 2019
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2018
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Managing Self & Leading Others Taught course 2018
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2017
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2017
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2017
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2017
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2016
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • Full Name

  • Jennifer Griffith