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Francesca Gino

The Surprising Way Crowd Size Affects Our Tendency to Cheat

Organizations would be wise to understand the psychology behind this phenomenon.

Researchers: Celia Chui, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino

August 1, 2022


A Surprising Benefit of Feeling Ownership over Your Possessions

Owning things can boost our self-esteem. And that, in turn, can make us want to help others.

Researchers: Ata Jami, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino

January 4, 2021

Social Impact

Is Your Company’s Code of Conduct Encouraging … Misconduct?

Using words like “we” and “us” can signal to employees that they won’t be severely punished.

Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Francesca Gino and Yuval Feldman

March 2, 2020


Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First

New research shows that you and your organization lose out when you procrastinate on the difficult stuff.

Researchers: KC Diwas, Bradley Staats R. Staats, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino

November 4, 2019


We Remember Our Coworkers’ Misdeeds, but What about Our Own?

“Unethical amnesia” helps preserve our positive self-image.

Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino

August 1, 2016

Networking Is a Dirty Business

Seeking out professional connections leaves people feeling morally, and physically, dirty.

Researchers: Tiziana Casciaro, Francesca Gino and Maryam Kouchaki

October 6, 2014