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Joe C. Magee

Joe C. Magee

Joined Stern 2004

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jmagee@stern.nyu.edu
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Joe Magee, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, joined New York University Stern School of Business in September 2004, where he teaches the courses "Power and Professional Influence” and “Leadership in Organizations” in both the Full-Time and Langone MBA programs. He is also an Associate Professor of Management at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, where he has taught "Managing Public Service Organizations," "Power and Influence in Organizations and Politics," and the "Capstone Advanced Teamwork Seminar."

Professor Magee's research revolves around the roles of hierarchy in organizations and society. He has investigated how power differences transform the way people think and behave and how people figure out who has power over whom. Professor Magee and his colleagues discovered a series of reliable changes in the psychology power-holders that seem to be potentially damaging for relationships, organizations and society but, under certain conditions, actually can contribute to interpersonal and institutional effectiveness. He is also interested in the neuroscience underpinning various kinds of social judgments and the social role of emotion in groups.

Professor Magee earned his A.B. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 2004.

Research Interests

  • Psychology of power
  • Foundations of social hierarchy
  • Social role of emotion in groups

Courses Taught

  • Power and Politics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, 2004
Stanford University

A.B., Psychology, 1996
University of Michigan

Awards & Appointments

Association of Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star 2011
Academy of Management, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division Best Paper Award 2009
Eastern Academy of Management Outstanding Empirical Paper Award 2008

Selected Publications

Mason, M. F., Magee, J. C., Kuwabara, K, & Nind, L. (2010)
Specialization in relational reasoning: The efficiency, accuracy, and neural substrates of social versus non-social inferences
Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 318-326

Magee, J. C., Milliken, F. J., & Lurie, A. R. (2010)
Power and the construal of a crisis: The immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 354-370

Magee, J. C. (2009)
Seeing power in action: The roles of deliberation, implementation, and action in inferences of power
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1-14

Magee, J. C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2008)
Social hierarchy: The self-reinforcing nature of power and status
Academy of Management Annals, 2, 351-398