Specialization: Organizational Behavior
Office: Harriman 204
Jiyin Cao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Stony Brook University. She received her Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Professor Cao’s research sits at the intersection of decision-making, social network, and culture. Her research aims to answer three questions: 1) Globalization has brought people to a more mobile and diverse life. How does this change impact people’s cognition, behaviors and beliefs? 2) How do people mentally construct their social worlds—i.e., their social networks—according to various psychological and situational factors (e.g. gender, status, foreign environment) and how does that contribute to inequality? 3) What are the socio-ecological mechanisms that underlie cross-cultural differences in trust, reciprocity and social perception? Her work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Social Psychology and Personality Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Professor Cao teaches Negotiation at both the MBA and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining the faculty at Stony Brook, she studied at the Management and Organizations Department at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and worked at Lonely Planet.
1. Whitson, J. A., Wang, C. S., Kim, J.*, Cao, J.*, & Scrimpshire, A.*. (forthcoming). Responses to normative and norm-violating behavior: Culture, job mobility, and social inclusion and exclusion. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
2. Cao, J., Galinsky, A.D., & Maddux, W.W. (2014). Does travel broaden the mind? Breadth of foreign experiences increases generalized trust. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(5), 517-525. [PDF file]