Selin Kesebir

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Virginia) MA (Northwestern) BA (Koc University)

Dr Selin Kesebir’s research interests include cooperation, competition, gender, inequality and cultural transmission. She teaches Executive Leadership and Negotiations in her role as Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, of London Business School. Prior to joining the School she was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at UVa’s Darden School of Business.

She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics and International Relations at Koç University in Turkey. She has an MA in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia.

She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and previously has been Editor in-Chief and Associate Editor of In-Mind Magazine. She has also reviewed: Basic and Applied Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Emotion Review, European Journal of Social Psychology, Merrill Palmer Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, L'Année Psychologique, Motivation and Emotion, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Perspectives in Psychological Science.

  • Cooperation
  • Competition
  • Gender
  • Inequality
  • Cultural transmission


Gender Differences in Interpersonal Trust: Disclosure Behavior, Benevolence Sensitivity and Workplace Implications

Qiu J; Kesebir S; Gunaydin G; Selcuk E; Wasti A

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 2022 Vol 169 In Press


COVID-19 and the workplace: implications, issues, and insights for future research and action

Kniffin K M; Narayanan J; Anseel F; Antonakis J; Ashford S P; Bakker A B; Bamberger P; Bapuji H; Bhave D P; Choi V K; Creary S J; Demerouti E; Flynn F J; Gelfand M J; Greer L L; Johns G; Kesebir S; Klein P G; Lee S Y; Ozcelik H; et al.

American Psychologist 2021 Vol 76:1 p 66-77


Same-sex peer norms: implications for gender differences in negotiation

Kesebir S; Lee S Y; Qiu J; Pillutla M

in Olekalns M and Kennedy J A (eds.), Research handbook on gender and negotiation, Edward Elgar. pp. 117-131


Lay beliefs about competition: scale development and gender differences

Kesebir S; Lee S Y; Elliot A J; Pillutla M M

Motivation and Emotion 2019 Vol 43:5 p 719-739


How to give critical feedback effectively

Kesebir S

London Business School Review 2018 Vol 29:3 p 48-49


A growing disconnection from nature is evident in cultural products

Kesebir S; Kesebir P

Perspectives on Psychological Science 2017 Vol 12:2 p 258-269

Word order denotes relevance differences: the case of conjoined phrases with lexical gender

Kesebir S

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2017 Vol 113:2 p 262-279


Agreement attraction and impasse aversion: reasons for selecting a poor deal over no deal at all

Tuncel E; Mislin A; Kesebir S; Pinkley R L

Psychological Science 2016 Vol 27:3 p 312-321

Gender differences in response to competition with same-gender coworkers: a relational perspective

Lee S Y; Kesebir S; Pillutla M M

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2016 Vol 110:6 p 869-886


Income inequality explains why economic growth does not always translate to an increase in happiness

Oishi S; Kesebir S

Psychological Science 2015 Vol 26:10 p 1630-1638


A hedonic story has a transmission advantage over a eudaimonic story

Oishi S; Kesebir S; Eggleston C; Miao F F

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 2014 December Vol 143:6 p 2153-2166

Reducing implicit racial preferences: I. A comparative investigation of 17 interventions

Lai CK; Marini M; Lehr SA; Cerruti C[...] Kesebir S

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 2014 Vol 143:4 p 1765-1785


Concepts of happiness across time and cultures

Oishi S; Graham J; Kesebir S; Galinha I C

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 2013 Vol 39:5 p 559-577

Overweight people have low levels of implicit weight bias, but overweight nations have high levels of implicit weight bias

Marini M; Sriram N; Schnabel K; Maliszewski N; [...] Kesebir S

PLoS ONE 2013 Vol 8:12

Residential mobility increases motivation to expand social network: But why?

Oishi S; Kesebir S; Miao F F; Talhelm T; Endo Y; Uchida Y; Shibanai Y; Norasakkunkit V

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 2013 Vol 49:2 p 217-223

Residential mobility, social support concerns, and friendship strategy

Lun J; Roth D; Oishi S; Kesebir S

Social Psychological and Personality Science 2013 Vol 4:3 p 332-339


Optimal social-networking strategy is a function of socioeconomic conditions

Oishi S; Kesebir K

Psychological Science 2012 Vol 23:12 p 1542-1548

The cultural salience of moral character and virtue declined in twentieth century America

Kesebir S; Kesebir P

Journal of Positive Psychology 2012 Vol 7:6 p 471-480

The superorganism account of human sociality: How and when human groups are like beehives

Kesebir S

Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2012 Vol 16:3 p 233-261


Income inequality and happiness

Oishi S; Kesebir S; Diener E

Psychological Science 2011 Vol 22:9 p 1095-1100

Is a life without meaning satisfying? The moderating role of the search for meaning in satisfaction with life judgments

Steger M F; Oishi S; Kesebir S

Journal of Positive Psychology 2011 Vol 6:3 p 173-180


A spontaneous self-reference effect in memory: Why some birthdays are harder to remember than others

Kesebir S; Oishi S

Psychological Science 2010 Vol 21:10 p 1525-1531

A theory of human needs should be human-centered, not animal-centered: A commentary on Kenrick et al.

Kesebir S; Graham J; Oishi S

Perspectives in Psychological Science 2010 Vol 5:3 p 315-319

Cumulative and career-stage citation impact of social psychology programs and their members

Nosek B A; Graham J; Lindner N M; Kesebir S; Hawkins C B; Hahn C; Motyl M; Joy-Gaba J; Frazier R; Tenney E R

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 2010 Vol 36:10 p 1283-1300


Haidt J; Kesebir S

In Fiske S. T; Gilbert D. T; Lindzey G. (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology (5th Edition), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Socialization: Insights from social cognition

Kesebir S; Uttal D; Gardner W

Social and Personality Psychology Compass 2010 Vol 4:2 p 93-106

The socio-ecological approach can turn variance among populations from a liability to an asset [Commentary]

Kesebir S; Oishi S; Spellman B

Brain and Behavioral Sciences 2010 Vol 33:2-3 p 96-97


National differences in gender-science stereotypes predict national sex differences in science and math achievement

Nosek B A; Smyth F L; Sriram N; Kesebir S; et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2009 Vol 106:26 p 10593-10597

Sociology: A lost connection in social psychology

Oishi S; Kesebir S; Snyder B H

Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2009 Vol 13:4 p 334-353


Hive psychology, happiness, and public policy

Haidt J; Seder J P; Kesebir S

Journal of Legal Studies 2008 Vol 37:S2 p S133-S156

On feeling understood and feeling well: The role of interdependence

Lun J; Kesebir S; Oishi S

Journal of Research in Personality 2008 Vol 42:6 p 1623-1628


Why moral intuitions are different from other kinds

Haidt J; Kesebir S

In H. Plessner, C. Betsch, & T. Betsch (Eds.), A new look on intuition in judgment and decision making. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Teaching portfolio

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