Tamar Kreps

Assistant Professor of Management
Shidler College Faculty Fellow

Academic Background

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2015
  • BA, Stanford University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Ethics and morality
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Perceptions of leaders' morality
  • Allyship motivation and behavior -- helping underrepresented groups in the workplace

Selected Publications

Kreps, T.A., Laurin, K., & Merritt, A.C. (2017). Hypocritical Flip-Flop, or Courageous Evolution? When Leaders Change Their Moral Minds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(5), 730-752.

Halevy, N., Kreps, T.A., Weisel, O., & Goldenberg, A. (2015). Morality in intergroup conflict. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 10-14.

Kreps, T.A., & Monin, B. (2014). Core values vs. common sense: consequentialist explanations appear less rooted in morality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1529-1542.

Kelman, M., & Kreps, T.A. (2014). Playing with trolleys: Intuitions about the permissibility of aggregation. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11, 197-226.

Kreps, T.A., & Monin, B. (2011). “Doing well by doing good”? Ambivalent moral framing in organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 31, 99-123.

Kreps, T.A., & Monin, B. (2010). Are mental states assessed relative to what people “should” or “would” think? Prescriptive and descriptive components of expected attitudes. [Commentary.] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 341-343.

Cooper, J.C., Kreps, T.A., Wiebe, T., Pirkl, T., & Knutson, B. (2010). When giving is good: Ventromedial prefrontal cortex activation for others’ outcomes. Neuron, 67, 511-521.

Jarudi, I., Kreps, T., & Bloom, P. (2008). Is a Refrigerator Good or Evil? The Moral Evaluation of Everyday Objects. Social Justice Research, 21, 457-469.


  • BUS 315 - Global Management and Organizational Behavior


  • Shidler College Faculty Fellow, University of Hawai’i, 2018-2021
  • Ethics Center Fellow, Stanford University, 2013 and 2014-15
  • Jaedicke Family Fellowship, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 2009
  • Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement, Stanford University, 2009
  • Riggs Memorial Prize for Excellence in the Humanities, Yale University, 2006
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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business
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