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Geoffrey Leonardelli

Geoffrey Leonardelli

I am interested how self-perception enhances human effectiveness, particularly in the domains of group processes and personal performance. My work on group processes examines questions about group identification, social stigma, decision-making, negotiations, and conflict in intergroup and intragroup settings. My work on personal performance examines how individuals' motivation, self-theories, and self-evaluations affect performance and negotiator success.

This research is programmatic and empirical, and I have tested predictions derived from optimal distinctiveness theory, inclusive fitness theory, social identity theory, self-categorization theory, the group engagement model, the self-protective properties of social stigma, regulatory focus theory, and research on implicit theories of intelligence, self-evaluation, behavioral economics, and intergroup contact.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity

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Courses Taught:

  • Experimental Methods
  • Introductory Social Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Leading Teams
  • Negotiations

Geoffrey Leonardelli
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6

  • Phone: (416) 946-0731
  • Fax: (416) 978-4629

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