Professor of Psychology  Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Yochi Cohen-Charash

Contact information:

Office: VC 8-286
Phone: 646-312-3818


Lab: Emotions in Organizations

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Professor Cohen-Charash received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has an M.Sc. in Management, Organizational Behavior from the Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University, and a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University.  Professor Cohen-Charash’s research interests focus on emotions, particularly within organizational settings.  She studies how emotions motivate the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations, and how individuals and organizations can influence the emotions and behaviors of others.  She mainly focuses on envy, jealousy, fear, and feeling happy for someone else’s good fortune (firgun). Additional lines of research in which she is involved include issues of fairness and justice in organizations; the interface between justice and emotions; the influence of personality on job attitudes; self-esteem and emotions; and power and emotions.

Professor Cohen-Charash manages the Emotions in Organizations lab, in which Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students collaborate on various projects.  Many of the students working in her lab continue to graduate schools, usually to Ph.D. programs (see more details in her lab description).

She teaches Ph.D. seminars on emotions, justice, and personality.  At the undergraduate level, she teaches courses on general psychology, Industrial and Organizational psychology, and about the Holocaust.

Professor Cohen-Charash is an Associate Editor of Emotion Review and a member of SIOP, AOM, and ISRE (the International Society of Research on Emotions).

Representative Publications:

  • Cohen-Charash, Y., & Larson, E. C. (2017). An emotion divided: Studying envy is better than studying “benign” and “malicious” envy.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 174–183. doi: 10.1177/0963721416683667

  • Cohen-Charash, Y. (2009). Episodic envy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 2128–2173

  • Cohen-Charash, Y., & Mueller, J. S. (2007). Does perceived unfairness exacerbate or mitigate interpersonal counterproductive work behaviors related to envy? Journal of Applied Psychology. 92, 666-680.

  • Staw, B. M. & Cohen-Charash, Y. (2005). The dispositional approach to job satisfaction: More than a mirage, but not yet an oasis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 59-78.

  • Cohen-Charash, Y., & Spector, P. E. (2001). The role of justice in organizations: A meta-analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 86, 278-321.