Sean Fath

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I am an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School at Cornell University. My research focuses on managerial decision making, bias reduction in social evaluations, and perceptions of social and organizational hierarchy. A copy of my CV can be found here.

Bias and Debiasing Strategies in Social Evaluations

Fath, S., Larrick, R. P., & Soll, J. B. (Forthcoming). Encouraging self-blinding in hiring. Behavioral Science and Policy.

Fath, S., Larrick, R. P., & Soll, J. B. (2022). Blinding curiosity: Exploring preferences for “blinding” one’s own judgment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 170, 104135.

    • Data, materials, and pre-registration info available at: osf.io/6d7ce/

Fath, S., Larrick, R. P., Soll, J. B., & Zhu, S. (2021). Why putting on blinders can help us see more clearly. MIT Sloan Management Review, 62(4), 38-45.

Proudfoot, D. & Fath, S. (2021). Signaling creative genius: How perceived social connectedness influences judgments of creative potential. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(4), 580-592.

    • Data, materials, and pre-registration info available at: osf.io/xun26

Work In Progress

Fath, S.& Zhu, S. Threading the needle: Stakeholder evaluations of blinding as a diversity-fostering hiring policy. (Working Paper)

Fath, S.Larrick, R. P., & Soll, J. B. Information sequencing preferences. (Data Collection)

Fath, S., Believing more information is always better. (Data Collection)

Perceptions of Social and Organizational Hierarchy

Ma, A., Fath, S., & Rosette, A. S. (2022). People can learn to recognize their racial privilege. Harvard Business Review.

Fath, S.*, Ma, A.*, & Rosette, A. S. (2022). Self-views of disadvantage and success impact perceptions of privilege among White men. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 169, 104114.

    • * Equal contribution; Data, materials, and pre-registration info available at: osf.io/v2mgq

Matusik, J. G., Mitchell, R. L., Hays, N. A., Fath, S., & Hollenbeck, J. R. (2021). The highs and lows of hierarchy in multiteam systems. Academy of Management Journal.

Fath, S. & Kay, A. C. (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.

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.

Work in Progress

Bae, S. & Fath, S. [SDO and organizational attraction]. (Under Review; Title Masked)

Fath, S.Kay, A. C., & Jost, J. T. Business as usual? Why hierarchical organizations inspire confidence. (Working Paper)

Fath, S. & Phillips, L. T. Experienced disadvantage and privilege recognition: Integrating competing findings. (Working Paper)

Fath, S. & Proudfoot, D. Self-labeling opportunities. (Data Collection)

Darby, C. & Fath, S. Allyship needs and supplies. (Data Collection)

Darby, C. & Fath, S. White privilege recognition and activism. (Data Collection)

Schlund, R., Proudfoot, D., & Fath, S. Social class and endorsement of positive gender stereotypes. (Data Collection)