Mueller Appears on Wisconsin Public Radio on Why Americans Resist Creativity

Monday, April 24, 2017TOPICS: ResearchLeadership

Jen Mueller, associate professor of management in the University of San Diego School of Business, appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio April 21 to talk about why Americans love creativity but resist it.

Muller is the author of a new book "Creative Change: Why We Resist It … How We Can Embrace It."

"The more creative an idea is, the less likely it is to be endorsed," Mueller said during the radio interview. "And in fact, what we find is that when ideas are creative, decision makers and other gatekeepers are more likely to have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the idea."

Mueller teaches organizational behavior and leadership classes at both the undergraduate and MBA levels at USD. Her research examines the costs and benefits of collaboration in teams, as well as the biases people have against creative ideas and creative people. She has published several articles in top management journals including: Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Science. She is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology as well as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


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