Tamar Kreps
  • Assistant Professor


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Dr. Kreps received her PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University. Her research explores moral attitudes and beliefs and their effects on social perception, as well as the motivation and behavior of high-status group members who want to be allies to low-status group members.

Selected Publications

Lin, S. C., Reich, T., & Kreps, T. A. (2022). Feeling good or feeling right: Sustaining negative emotion following human suffering. Journal of Marketing Research, 60(3), 543–56.

Bain, K., Kreps, T. A., Meikle, N. L., & Tenney, E. R. (in press; all authors contributing equally). Amplifying voice in organizations. Academy of Management Journal. [Published in August 2021 issue highlighting best research practices in the field of management]

Jago, A. S., Kreps, T. A., & Laurin, K. (2019). Collectives in organizations appear less morally motivated than individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(12), 2229–2244.

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.

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

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.