Stern Program for Undergraduate Research

Research ID: RS000062
Research Title: The Psychology of Rivalry
Description: This SPUR appointment will involve working on a variety of research projects related to the topic of rivalry, an intense and relational form of competition. These include: the effects of rivalry on decision-making, how rivalries between organizations affect members' organizational commitment and loyalty, and when and why rivals may sometimes surprisingly cooperate. Students will receive exposure to a range of social science research methods including experiments, surveys, and archival analysis as well as to existing research in management and social psychology.

Primary responsibilities will include the the collection and organization of data, conducting literature reviews, and work in the behavioral lab running studies.

Applicants should be highly organized, academically accomplished, and interested in topics broadly related to psychology, decision-making, and management. Please submit a resume and brief statement of interest upon applying.
Relevant Areas of Study: Management and Organizations
Pre-requisites: Management & Organizations course (formerly Management & Organizational Analysis) is desirable but not required.
Start Semester: Spring 2014
Credits Per Semester: 1.0
Faculty Member: Gavin Kilduff (
Department Affilation: Management
Contact: Gavin Kilduff (
Expired On: 02-26-2014