About the Fairness at Work Lab

Our lab group investigates fairness (justice) in the workplace. What makes people feel that their workplace is unfair, and how can workplaces be more fair? What makes some people better able to cope with unfairness? How can we rebuild relationships following conflict? Why are some leaders fairer than others?

We conduct both in-lab and field studies to examine questions such as these. We adopt a social-cognitive psychological approach to our research, investigating both situational and individual factors that interact to affect fairness-related processes in the workplace. Overall, our lab’s research aims to better understand how and why fairness affects people, with the ultimate goal of helping to create more effective and functional workplaces.

  1. June 5, 2019New publications!

    Graduate student Frank Mu had a paper accepted for publication. This is a 4-study project that began with his undergraduate honours thesis research. Congratulations Frank!  (See Mu & Bobocel, under publications.)

  2. June 3, 2019Distances in Organizations Workshop

    Ramona and graduate student Lauren Holt traveled to NYC to participate in the 2nd  Distances in Organizations Workshop.  Ramona and colleagues from Amsterdam and Queensland presented some recent research, and Lauren learned a lot!  She also got to see a lot of NYC in the evenings!

  3. Jan. 25, 2019Alumni update - Justin Brienza

    Former PhD student, Justin Brienza, will be taking up a tenure-stream faculty position as Assistant Professor at the University of Queensland Business School in January 2020. Congratulations, Justin!

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