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Lynne Vincent

Assistant Professor of Management
Field

Vincent earned her B.S. in industrial and labor relations and her M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell University. She teaches undergraduate Strategic Human Resource Management classes at Whitman.┬áVincent’s research examines the moral and social implications of creativity. In contrast to the status quo view of creativity as inherently positive, she investigates the potential dark side and the unexpected consequences of creativity. Her research reveals that creativity and the perception of creativity influences decisions to engage in dishonest behaviors, how people handle negative experiences and even how people judge others. These processes affect how organizations encourage creativity, how organizations design jobs and how hiring decisions are made. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Psychological Science.