Jennifer Mueller

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Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer Mueller
Associate Professor of Management

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Phone | (619) 260-4861
Office | Olin Hall 114

Curriculum Vita

    Associate Professor of Management

    Jennifer is currently faculty at USD in the Management Department and teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership classes at both the undergraduate and MBA level. Jennifer’s 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. She has held positions at several business schools including Yale School of Management, the Stern School of Business at NYU, and was an assistant professor at the Wharton School for seven years before joining the USD faculty in 2012. Jennifer received her PhD in Social Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University and is a native Californian, having grown up in the LA area.

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Minson, J., Mueller, J., , . (2013). Groups weight outside information less than individuals although they shouldn't: Response to Shultze et al. (2013) . Psychological Science

    Melwani, S., Mueller, J., Overbeck, J. (2012). Looking down: The influence of contempt and compassion on leadership perceptions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 (6), 1171-1185.

    Minson, J., Mueller, J. (2012). The cost of collaboration: Why joint decision making exacerbates the rejection of outside information. Psychological Science, 23 (3), 214-219.

    Mueller, J. (2012). Why individuals in larger teams perform worse. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117 (1), 111-124.

    Mueller, J., Melwani, S., Goncalo, J., , . (2012). The bias against creativity: Why people desire yet reject creative ideas. Psychological Science, 21 (1), 13-17.

    Mueller, J., Goncalo, J., Kamdar, D. (2011). Recognizing creative leadership: Can creative idea expression negatively relate to perceptions of leadership potential?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47

    Mueller, J., Kamdar, D. (2011). Why seeking help from teammates is a blessing and a curse: A theory of help seeking and individual creativity in team contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Amabile, T., Mueller, J. (2009). Studying creativity, its processes, and its antecedents: An exploration of the componential theory of creativity. Handbook of Organizational Creativity

    Mueller, J., Cronin, M. (2009). How relational processes support team creativity. Research on Managing Groups and Teams: Creativity in Groups, 12

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised

    Hennessey, B., Amabile, T., Mueller, J. (2010). Chapter 46: Consensual Assessment. Encyclopedia of Creativity (4)