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Aaron C. Kay, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Aaron C. Kay
Contact Info:
Office Location:  Fuqua Keller Center
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3737
Email Address:   send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Ba 921.01, Org sem: a micro focus Synopsis
    Fuqua des, F 09:30 AM-12:00 PM

Ph.D.Stanford University2005
B.S.McGill University (Canada)1999
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Fath, S; Kay, AC (2018). “If hierarchical, then corrupt”: Exploring people's tendency to associate hierarchy with corruption in organizations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 149, 145-164. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Friesen, JP; Laurin, K; Shepherd, S; Gaucher, D; Kay, AC (2018). System justification: Experimental evidence, its contextual nature, and implications for social change.. The British Journal of Social Psychology. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Proudfoot, D; Kay, AC (2018). How perceptions of one's organization can affect perceptions of the self: Membership in a stable organization can sustain individuals' sense of control. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 104-115. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Landau, MJ; Khenfer, J; Keefer, LA; Swanson, TJ; Kay, AC (2018). When and why does belief in a controlling God strengthen goal commitment?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 75, 71-82. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Tang, S; King, M; Kay, AC (2018). Fate as a motivated (and de-motivating) belief: Evidence for a link from task importance to belief in fate to effort. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 144, 74-84. [doi]

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