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Food for Thought with Dr. Shimul Melwani, Kenan-Flagler Business School
March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Melwani teaches courses on global leadership and organizational behavior to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests meet at the intersection of emotions and interpersonal processes in organizations. She is conducting groundbreaking research on the influence of gossip – the negative and positive consequences of initiating and participating in it – for individuals, dyads and groups in the workplace. She also is examining the interpersonal influence of discrete emotions on organizationally relevant outcomes. By studying the interpersonal effects of discrete emotions, such as contempt, compassion and anger in a series of different work contexts, her research provides a richer picture of how emotions influence attributions, relationships and performance of both those expressing emotions as well as perceiving them. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology and Psychological Science.