Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Christopher Robert

Associate Professor
Cornell Hall
(573) 882-3819

Chris Robert received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is an Associate Professor of Management. He studies humor at work, as well as cross-cultural management, workplace conflict, and work groups and teams. His research has appeared in publications including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Group and Organizational Behavior. He is the editor of the forthcoming book The Psychology of Humor at Work (2017, Psychology Press). Professor Robert is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the International Association of Conflict Management.



B.A. University of Vermont, 1992; M.A. University of Illinois, 1995; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1998.


Journal Articles

Raub, S., & Robert, C. (in press). Empowerment, organizational commitment, and voice behavior in the hospitality industry: Evidence from a multi-national sample. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Robert, C., & Wilbanks, J. E. (2012). The Wheel Model of Humor: Humor events and affect in organizations. Human Relations, 65(9), 1069-1097.

Haggard, D., Robert, C., & Rose, A.J. (2011). Co-rumination in the workplace: Adjustment trade-offs for men and women who engage in excessive discussions of workplace problems. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 27-40.

Raub, S. & Robert, C. (2010). Differential effects of empowering leadership on in-role and extra-role employee behaviors: Exploring the role of psychological empowerment and power values. Human Relations, 63(11), 1743-1770.

Robert, C. & Cheung, Y-H. (2010). An examination of the relationship between conscientiousness and group performance on a creative task. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(2), 222-231.

Robert, C., & Yan, W. (2007). "The Case for Developing New Research on Humor and Culture in Organizations: Towards a Higher Grade of Manure." Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, vol. 26, pp. 205-267. Elsevier, Joseph Martocchio, ed.

Robert, C., Lee, W. C., & Chan, K-Y. (2006). "Measurement equivalence in the measurement of culture: An examination of the influence of culture, language and translation, occupation, and response context." Personnel Psychology, 59, 65-99.

Olekalns, M., Robert, C., Probst, T., Smith, P., & Carnevale, P. (2005). The Impact of Message Frame on Negotiators' Impressions, Moods, and Behaviors. International Journal of Conflict Management, 16, 379-402.

Wasti, S. A., & Robert, C. (2004). "Out of Touch? An Evaluation of the Correspondence between Academic and Practitioner Concerns in IHRM." Advances in International Management (Vol. 15), pp. 207-239. JAI Press, Eds. Michael Hitt and Joseph Cheng.

Robert, C. & S.A. Wasti (2002). "Organizational individualism and collectivism: Theoretical development and construct validation." Journal of Management, 28(4), 544-566.

Robert, C., T. Probst, J.J. Martocchio, F. Drasgow, and J. Lawler (2000). “Empowerment and continuous improvement in the U.S., Mexico, Poland, and India: Predicting fit on the basis of the dimensions of power distance and individualism.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(5), pp. 643-658.

Robert, C., & P. J. Carnevale (1997). "Group choice in ultimatum bargaining." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 72(2), pp. 256-279.

Encyclopedia Entry

Robert, C. (in press). Social Networks and Sociometrics. In Salvatore Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. Sage.