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The following are students who have contributed to Dr. Adair's Culture and Negotiation lab and are continuing careers in related areas. Their contributions are valued and they will be missed!
 

Graduate Students

Thiam Phouthonephackdy, (M.A., 2016)                                         Thiam completed her Master's in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her thesis was titled, Diversity Climate Perceptions and Employee Turnover Intentions: The Importance of Racial Group Identification. She now serves as Senior Manager, Government Research Contracts, Office of Research, for the University of Waterloo.

Aimy Racine, (M.A., 2016)                                                     Aimy completed her Master's in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. She spent her childhood in Northern Quebec in Cree Territory, which spurred her interest in Aboriginal psychology. Aimy’s master’s thesis investigates the effects of Urban Aboriginals’ cultural identity on work outcomes. She also collaborated on a project investigating cultural mosaic climate in multicultural teams. 

Lindie Hanyu Liang, (Ph.D., 2016) 
Lindie completed her Master's in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair and her Doctorate under the supervision of Dr. Doug Brown. Lindie’s Master’s thesis investigated the role of culture-based faultlines and conflict in work teams. Her work appears in multiple journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. Her dissertation received the RHR Kendall Award from the Canadian Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. After graduating, Lindie took a position as Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resources Management at York University.  

Tracy X. Xiong, (Ph.D., 2015)
Tracy completed her Master's and PhD programs in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her Master's thesis is entitled Message Order and Culture: The Relationship between Cognitive Thinking Styles, Response Mode, and Order Effects and her Ph.D. thesis is entitled Culture and Creativity: Understanding the Role of Uncertainty Avoidance and Multicultural Experience.
 

Zhaleh Semnani-Azad, (Ph.D., 2015)
Zhaleh completed her Master's Program and PhD Program in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her thesis is entitled Reading Your Counterpart:  Culture, Meaning, and Function on Nonverbal Behaviour in Negotiation​.
 

Pylin Chuapetcharasopon, (Ph.D., 2014)
Pylin completed her Master's Program and PhD Program in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her Master's thesis is entitled Cultural Mosaic Scale Development: A New Approach to Multicultural Work Groups and her Ph.D. thesis is entitled Emotional Labour in the Global Context:  The Roles of Intercultural and Intracultural Service Encounters, Intergroup Anxiety, and Cultural Intelligence on Surface Acting.
 

Omar Ganai, (M.A., 2012)
Omar completed her Master's Program in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. His master's thesis is entitled Unpacking Four Forms of Third Culture in Multicultural Teams.
 

Zhenhua Wang, (M.A.Sc., 2010)
Zhenhua completed her Master's Program in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her master's thesis is entitled The Interplay of Culture, Self-Construal, and Decision Context in Escalation of Commitment. 
 

Michelle Castaldi, (M.A.Sc., 2009)
Michelle completed her Master's Program in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her master's thesis is titled Mapping Chinese and Canadian Reactions to Similarity and Consistency in Cross-Cultural Negotiation.
 

Jenesis Squires, (M.A.Sc., 2008)
Jenesis completed her Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair.
 

Marianna Soraggi, (M.A.Sc., 2008)
Marianna completed her Master's Program in Industrial/Organization psychology under the supervision of Dr. Adair. Her master's thesis is called Emotions on the Cross-Cultural Table: The Impact of Anxiety on Negotiation Relationships and Outcomes.

Lab Managers

Esmeralda Siddarta (2016)

Olivia Rodriguez (2013)
Olivia contributed an exceptional service in managing the lab. She assisted Dr. Adair in data collection while keeping the lab space clean and organized. 

Undergraduate Honours Thesis Students

Ruxandra Badea (2016)
Thesis title: A Qualitative Analysis of “Sharing Knowledge-Building Relationships: Aboriginal Experiences in the Cross-Cultural Workplace” Conference

Elena Kazakevic (2016)
Thesis title: A First Look at Stereotype Threat in East-West Negotiations

Grace Hu (2016)
Thesis title:How Does Lateness Affect Final Offers? The Mediating Effect of Anger in Negotiations
 

Kirsty Chen (2013) 
Thesis title: Cross-Cultural Communication: Development and Validation of a Coding Scheme for Measuring Dimensions of Leader and Subordinate Communication Outcomes.
 

Arthur Au-Yeung (2012)
Thesis title: Achieving Effective Communication: Leadership Categorization Theory and Leader-Subordinate Communication.
 

Theresa Chu (2012)
Thesis title: Culture and reactions to upward social influence strategies.
 

Julie Kim (2012)
Thesis title: How culture and role moderate the effect of regulatory focus on negotiator behaviour.
 

Stacy Chan (2011)
Thesis title: Culture and reciprocity: The role of gratitude vs. obligation.
 

Doan Tam Le (2011) 
Thesis title: The effect of culture and context on escalation of commitment in a puzzle task.
 

Thiam Phouthonephackdy (2011)
Thesis title: Power arguments in cross-cultural negotiation
 

Vicki Ho (2010)
Thesis title: Communication and social interaction style: Effects of culture on reactions to feedback from group members
 

Dan van der Werf (2010)
Thesis title: The effect of culture and context on escalation of commitment in a decision making task
 

Daniel Iwasama (2009)
Thesis title: Interpretation of ambiguous nonverbal cues in cross-cultural encounters
 

Ana Arriaza (2009)
Thesis title: Developing a taxonomy of nonverbal cues in cross-cultural negotiations
 

Meghan Gallaway (2008)
Thesis title: Code-switching, conflict, and depletion in monoculturals
 

Stephanie Mills (2007)
Thesis title: Code-switching, conflict, and depletion in cross-cultural encounters
 

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