Professor | Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II
Management of Organizations
Cameron Anderson is an expert on topics pertaining to power, status, and influence processes, leadership, negotiations and conflict resolution, and team dynamics. Anderson, a professor of organizational behavior, teaches courses in Power and Politics in Organizations, Negotiations, and Conflict Resolution. He was awarded the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 2008. Prior to joining the Haas faculty in 2005, Anderson taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was awarded Professor of the Year. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities, Anderson regularly consults with leading organizations and corporations worldwide.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Status Hierarchies
- Psychology of Power
- Self and Interpersonal Perception
- Team Dynamics
- Influence Processes
- Groups and Teams
- van Dijke, M., De Cremer, D., Langendijk, G., Anderson, C.. Ranking low, feeling high: How hierarchical position and experienced power promote prosocial behavior in response to procedural justice. Journal of Applied Psychology.
- Kennedy, J. A., Anderson. C.. Hierarchical rank and principled dissent: How holding higher rank suppresses objection to unethical practices. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
- Kilduff, G. J., Willer, R., & Anderson, C.. Hierarchy and Its Discontents: Status Disagreement Leads to Withdrawal of Contribution and Lower Group Performance. Organizational Science.
- Lukaszewski, A. W., Simmons, Z. L., Anderson, C., & Roney, J. R.. The Role of Physical Formidability in Human Social Status Allocation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Hildreth, J. A. D., & Anderson, C.. Failure at the top: How power undermines collaborative performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Anderson, C., Hildreth, J. A.D., & Howland, L.. Is the Desire for Status a Fundamental Human Motive? A Review of the Empirical Literature. Psychological Bulletin.
- Anderson, C., Kraus, M. W., Galinsky, A. D., & Keltner, D.. Sociometric Status and Subjective Well-being. Psychological Science.
- Anderson, C., Brion, S., Moore, D. M., Kennedy, J. A.. A Status-enhancement Account of Overconfidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Anderson, C., & Brown, C.. The Functions and Dysfunctions of Hierarchy. Research in Organizational Behavior.
- Anderson, C., & Kilduff, G.. The Pursuit of Status in Social Groups. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
- Anderson, C., & Kilduff, G.. Why do dominant personalities attain influence in groups? A competence-signaling account of personality dominance. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 96, 491-503..
At Haas since 2005
2013 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
2011 – present, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II
2008 – 2011, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2005 – 2008, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2003 – 2005, Assistant Professor, Stern School of Business
2001 – 2003, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management
- Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2014-present
- Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2011-2015
- Editorial Board Member, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2009-2011
- Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, European Journal of Social Psychology, Emotion, Motivation and Emotion, Cognition and Emotion, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology
- Member, International Association of Conflict Management
- Member, Academy of Management
- Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
- Member, American Psychological Association
Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-time MBA Program
Bakar Faculty Fellow, Haas School of Business
Schwabacher Fellowship, Haas School of Business
Most Influential Paper, Academy of Management Conflict Management Division
Junior Faculty Research Grant (University of California)
October 2005, October 2007
Professor of the Year (Stern School of Business, New York University)
Dispute Resolution Research Center Grant (Northwestern University): The sense of power in negotiations and decision-making
April 2002 (with Adam Galinsky)
Kellogg Teams and GroupsResearchCenter Grant (Northwestern University): Emotional similarity in teams
April 2002 (with Hoon-Seok Choi and Leigh Thompson)
Social Science Research Grant (UC Berkeley): Status, power, and emotion
University Graduate Fellowship (UC Berkeley)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa (University of Washington)
Institute of Industrial Relations Research Grant
University of California
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Junior Faculty Research Grant
University of California
Dispute Resolution Research Center Grant
The sense of power in negotiations and decision-making
(with Adam Galinsky)
Kellogg Teams and Groups Research Center Grant
Emotional similarity in teams
(with Hoon-Seok Choi and Leigh Thompson)
Social Science Research Grant
University of California
Status, power, and emotion
- Negative feedback: how do men and women respond differently?, World Economic Forum, 12/03/2021
- How negative feedback impacts women and men differently, Quartz, 11/23/2021
- Yes, You Can “Catch” Your Partner’s Mood, Yahoo!, 03/08/2021
- Professor Profiles: Cameron Anderson, Haas School of Business, MBA Mission, 01/20/2021
- Opinion | White Riot, The New York Times, 01/13/2021
- Turns Out Nice Folks Don’t Finish Last After All, California Magazine, 12/18/2020
- Research Finds That Being A Jerk Doesn’t Help You Get Ahead At Work, Forbes, 09/18/2020
- It doesn’t pay to be a jerk at work, research finds, CNN, 09/01/2020
- Egomaniac Who Doesn’t Care About Others? Study Finds You’re Going Nowhere Fast, Newsweek, 09/01/2020
- New Insight into the Limits of Self-Insight, Psychology Today, 09/30/2019
- New Insights into Self-Insight: More May Not Be Better, Scientific American, 08/27/2019
- How to resist the lure of overconfidence, Scientific American, 08/02/2019
- How Trump’s Brazenness Allows Him to Get Away With It, Atlantic, 07/10/2019
- Courses, Power and Politics in Organizations
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution