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Oklahoma State University

CYNTHIA WANG

Department of Management
Adj Instr

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
EVANSTON, IL 60208
Phone: 312-718-0897

cynthia.wang@okstate.edu

Education

  • Ph D, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Management & Organizations, 2007
  • MS, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Management & Organizations, 2004
  • BA, Yale University, Psychology (Intensive Research Track) with Distinction, 1999

Publications

  • Rebecca G Greenbaum, Yingli Deng, Marcus Butts, Cynthia S. Wang, and Alexis Washington. (2021). "Managing my shame: The indirect effect of parental identity threat and emotional stability onto work productivity and parent-child bonding. ". Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • J. Kim, J.A. Whitson, Cynthia S. Wang, T. Menon, and B.D. Webster. (2018). "Regulatory focus and conspiratorial perceptions: The importance of personal control". Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, J. A. Whitson, E. M. Anicich, L. Kray, and A. D. Galinsky. (2017). "Challenge your stigma: How to reframe and revalue negative stereotypes and slurs". Current Directions in Psychological Science. (26), 75-80.
  • E. Scott, Alexis Washington, and Cynthia S. Wang. (2017). "Inclusion strategies: The effect of blacks' perspective-taking in white-dominated spaces". Atlanta, GA: Best Paper Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • J. A. Whiston, E. M. Anicich, Cynthia S. Wang, and A. D. Galinsky. (2017). "Navigating stigma and group conflict: Identification and self-labeling". Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. (10), 88-106.
  • Margaret Gillian Ku, Angela Leung, and Cynthia S. Wang. "The Cultural Boundaries of Perspective-taking: When and Why Perspective-taking Reduces Stereotyping". Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (Forthcoming).
  • Yi Wen Tan, Kenneth Tai, and Cynthia S. Wang. (2016). "Culture and the elicitation, experience, and expression of envy". Envy at Work and in Organizations: Research, Theory, and Applications. (243-266), Oxford University Press.
  • Julena Bonner, Rebecca Greenbaum, and Cynthia S. Wang. (2016). "Punishment contingency and unethical behavior: The role of uncertainty and justice perceptions". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Shirli Kopelman, Anne L. Lytle, Cynthia S. Wang, Roy J. Lewicki, J. Keith Murnighan, and Max H. Bazerman. (2015). "The dissertation journeys of Roy J. Lewicki and J. Keith Murnighan". Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. (8), 4, 261-271.
  • Gillian Ku, Cynthia S. Wang, and Adam D. Galinsky. (2015). "The promise and perversity of perspective-taking in organizations". Research in Organizational Behavior. (35), 79-102.
  • Jennifer A. Whitson, Cynthia S. Wang, Joongseo Kim, Jiyin Cao, and Alex J. Scrimpshire. (2015). "Responses to normative and norm-violating behavior: Culture, job mobility, and social inclusion and exclusion". Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. (129), 24-35.
  • Jennifer A. Whitson, Cynthia S. Wang, Ya Hui M. See, Wayne E. Baker, and J. Keith Murnighan. (2015). "How, when, and why recipients and observers reward good deeds and punish bad deeds". Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. (128), 84-95.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Gillian Ku, Kenneth Tai, and Adam Galinsky. (2014). "Stupid doctors and smart construction workers: Perspective-taking reduces stereotyping of both negative and positive targets". Social Psychological and Personality Science. (5), 430-436.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Kenneth Tai, Gillian Ku, and Adam D. Galinsky. (2014). "Perspective-taking increases willingness to engage in intergroup contact". Plos One. (9), 1: e85681,
  • Adam Galinsky, Cynthia S. Wang, Jennifer Whitson, Eric Anicich, Kurt Hugenberg, and Galen Bodenhausen. (2013). "The reappropriation of stigmatizing labels: The reciprocal relationship between power and self-labeling". Psychological Science. (24), 2020-2029.
  • Denise L. Loyd, Cynthia S. Wang, Katherine Phillips, and Robert Lount. (2013). "Social category diversity promotes pre-meeting elaboration: The role of relationship focus". Organization Science. (24), 757-772.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Jennifer A. Whitson, and Tanya Menon. (2012). "Culture, control, and pattern perception". Social Psychological and Personality Science. (3), 630–638.
  • Martin Schweinsberg, Gillian Ku, Cynthia S. Wang, and Madan Pillutla. (2012). "Starting high and ending with nothing: The disadvantages of high anchors in negotiations". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. (48), 226-231.
  • Kelvin Pang and Cynthia S. Wang. (2011). "Ethics in negotiations". In Benoliel, M. (Ed.), Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making. (261-275), World Scientific Publishing.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Niro Sivanathan, Jayanth Narayanan, Deshani Ganegoda, Monika Bauer, Galen Bodenhausen, and J. Keith Murnighan. (2011). "Retribution and rumination: The costs and benefits of time delay in angry economic interactions". Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. (116), 46-54.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Angela K-y. Leung, Michelle See, and Xiang-Yu Gao. (2011). "The effects of culture and friendship on rewarding honesty and punishing deception". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. (47), 1295-1299.
  • Gillian Ku, Cynthia S. Wang, and Adam Galinsky. (2010). "Perception through a perspective-taking lens: Differential effects on judgments and behavior". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. (45), 792-798.
  • Cynthia S. Wang and Angela K-y. Leung. (2010). "The cultural dynamics of rewarding honesty and punishing deception". Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. (36), 1529-1542.
  • Cynthia S. Wang, Adam Galinsky, and J. Keith Murnighan. (2009). "Bad drives psychological reactions but good propels behavior: Reactions to honesty and deception". Psychological Science. (20), 634-644.
  • Adam Galinsky, Cynthia S. Wang, and Gillian Ku. (2008). "Perspective-takers behave more stereotypically". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (95), 404-419.
  • Cynthia S. Wang and Leigh L. Thompson. (2006). "The negative and positive psychology of leadership and group research". Amsterdam: JAI Press. In Thye, S. R. and Lawler, E. J. (Eds.), Advances in Group Processes: Social psychology of the workplace. (23), 31-61.
  • Adam Galinsky, Gillian Ku, and Cynthia S. Wang. (2005). "Perspective-taking: Increasing social bonds and facilitating social coordination". Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. (8), 109-124.

Presentations

  • Inclusion Strategies: The Effect of Blacks’ Perspective-Taking in White-Dominated Spaces
    Academy of Management
    Atlanta, GA - 2017
  • Perspective Giving: Blacks Perspective-Taking + Social Identity Management = Genuine Inclusion
    Harvard Business School Gender & Work Symposium
    Cambridge, MA - 2017
  • A mixed-motive model of perspective-taking
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    San Diego, CA - 2016
  • What's in a name? The powerful effects of labels for others and the self
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    San Diego, CA - 2016
  • Punishment contingency and unethical behavior: The role of uncertainty and justice perceptions
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting
    Anaheim, CA - August 2016
  • Always an Eye of an Eye? Culture, Regulatory focus, and the Escalation of Reciprocity
    2016 International Association of Conflict Management Conference
    New York, NY - June 2016
  • Why sabotage customers? The role of moral disengagement and ethical leadership
    American Marketing Association
    Chicago, IL - August 2015
  • But this Quarter is Supposed to be Lucky! The Ironic Effects of Status and Luck on Self-Efficacy and Negotiation Outcomes
    International Association of Conflict Management Annual Conference
    Clearwater, FL - June 2015
  • Who believes in conspiracies and why? Regulatory focus and the cultural antecedents of conspiracy theories
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    Long Beach, CA - February 2015
  • The power of words: The role of re-naming, re-labeling, and self-labeling stigmatized groups
    Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Philadelphia, PA - 2014
  • Did I do that? The impact of one’s own transgressions on the punitiveness of others’ identical and comparable transgressions
    Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Orlando, FL - 2013
  • Precursors to disgust and conservatism: The role of stress and cortisol.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    SPSP
    New Orleans, LA - 2013
  • Lipstick Feminists: Understanding the processes of relabeling.
    Society of Experimental Social Psychology Conference
    Berkeley, CA - October 2013
  • Mobility, Culture, and the Selection of Norm Enforcement Strategies
    Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Lake Buena Vista, FL - August 2013
  • Direct versus third-party rewards and punishments.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    SPSP
    San Diego, CA - 2012
  • Seeing doctors as less compassionate: Perspective-taking results in more negative views of positive targets.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    SPSP
    San Diego, CA - 2012
  • Retribution and emotional regulation: The effect of time delay in angry economic interactions.
    International Association of Conflict Management
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Instanbul, Turkey - 2011
  • The effect of timing of first offers on final offers.
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Istanbul, Turkey - 2011
  • Perspective-taking and the willingness to engage in intergroup contact.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    SPSP
    San Antonio, Texas - 2011
  • Say it proudly: Gaining power by reappropriating stigmatizing labels.
    Academy of Management
    Montreal, Canada - 2010
  • Cross-cultural differences in sense-making after losing control.
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Boston, MA - 2010
  • The promise and peril of diminishing negative emotions in economic exchange.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
    SPSP
    Las Vegas, NV - 2010
  • Conceptualizing the body work of executives: A thematic treatment.
    Academy of Management
    Chicago, IL. - 2009
  • When bad equals good: Cross-cultural reactions to honesty and deception.
    Academy of Management
    Chicago, IL. - 2009
  • Cool it off: Delay reduces ultimatum rejections.
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Chicago, IL. - 2008
  • Rewarding honesty and punishing deception.
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Budapest, Hungary - 2007
  • Social similarity and opinion conflict: The impact of relationship concerns
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Montreal, Canada - 2006
  • The battle between how we feel and how we think: The impact of social similarity on affective and cognitive reactions to opinion conflict
    Academy of Management
    Honolulu, HI - 2005
  • The defecting perspective-taker: The impact of stereotypes and perspective-taking in a prisoner's dilemma
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Seville, Spain - 2005
  • The reappropriation of stigmatizing labels: Self-labeling and re-labeling
    Academy of Management
    New Orleans, LA - 2004
  • Smarter and slower: Self-other merging and stereotype judgement/behavior dissociation following perspective-taking
    International Association of Conflict Management
    Pittsburgh, PA - 2004

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2016
  • 2016
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2014
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2014
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
    Editorial Board Member
    May 2013
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2013
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2013
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2012
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2012
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2012
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2011
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2010
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2010
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2010

Awards and Honors

  • Greiner Teaching Award (2015)
  • Richard Poole Research Award (2015)
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Fellowship (2015)
  • National Center for Institutional Diversity Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2011)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Fellowship (2010)
  • Positive Organizational Scholarship Best Paper Finalist (2010)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) Nominee - Department of Management & Organisation (2009)
  • William H. Newman Dissertation Award Finalist - Conflict Management Division (2009)
  • Graduate Fellowship (2006)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, William S. Spears Chair in Business, July 2015
  • Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, June 2014
  • Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, June 2012 - June 2014
  • National Center for Institutional Diversity and Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011 - 2012
  • NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Assistant Professor, 2007 - 2012
  • Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Visiting Scholar, 2009 - 2010
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Lecturer, 2006 - 2007
  • Imagitas Corporation, Marketing Product Manager, 1999 - 2002

Courses Taught

  • BADM 6000 (4 Semesters)
  • BHON 4990 (5 Semesters)
  • MGMT 4713 (17 Semesters)
  • MGMT 5713 (3 Semesters)
  • BADM 6100 (3 Semesters)
  • MGMT 5113 (8 Semesters)

Non-Credit Instruction Taught

  • Emerging Energy Leaders, August 20 2016 - August 23 2016
  • Communication Certificate: Incorporating a Cultural Perspective Webinar, November 4 2015
  • MediaTek Corporation, 2009 - 2009