Sean Fath


I am a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Management and Organizations group at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. My research explores topics related to organizational/social stratification and judgment and decision making. For instance, in one line of work, I explore the lay beliefs people hold about managerial hierarchy in organizations and the ways in which a preference for social hierarchy shapes people’s interactions with organizations and others. In another line of work, I examine the appeal of potentially biasing information in evaluative contexts and people’s naïve theories about how the use of such information affects their decisions and evaluations. A copy of my CV can be found here.


Fath, S., Proudfoot, D., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Effective to a fault: Organizational structure predicts attitudes toward minority organizations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 290-297.

Crum, A. J., Akinola, M., Martin, A., & Fath, S. (2017). The role of stress mindset in shaping cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses to challenging and threatening stress. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 30(4), 379-395.