Matthew Feinberg is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman. He earned his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. His research explores the underlying psychological processes that lead individuals to join together to form cohesive groups and societies, with a particular focus on morality and political attitudes. Matthew’s research has been published in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Emotion, and Political Psychology. His work has been covered by various media outlets including The Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, Fox News, Scientific American, Al Jazeera, CBS News, USA Today, WebMD, National Geographic, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Selected Publications - Papers
- From gulf to bridge: When do moral arguments facilitate political influence?; Feinberg, M. & Willer, R.; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Issue: 41; 2015; Pages: 1665-1681
- Gossip and ostracism help solve the cooperation problem.; Feinberg, M., Willer, R., & Schultz, M.; Psychological Science; Issue: 25; 2014; Pages: 656-664
- The moral roots of environmental attitudes.; Feinberg, M. & Willer, R.; Psychological Science; Issue: 24; 2013; Pages: 56-62
- Flustered and faithful: Embarrassment as a signal of prosocial behavior.; Feinberg, M., Willer, R., & Keltner, D.; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Issue: 102; 2012; Pages: 81-97
- The virtues of gossip: Reputational information sharing as prosocial behavior.; Feinberg, M., Willer, R., Stellar, J. E., & Keltner, D.; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Issue: 102; 2012; Pages: 1015-1030
Research and Teaching Interests
Collective Action, Cooperation, and Morality.
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
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