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Gabrielle Adams

PhD (Stanford)
Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Subject area:
Organisational Behaviour


Gabe's work focuses on why people help or harm others. In particular, she is interested in people's responses to organizational transgressions. She also studies when and why people behave prosocially by donating to non-profits or giving gifts.

Her work has been published in journals such as Psychological Science and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Her research has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2011, her dissertation won an award from Duke University/Fuqua Business School’s Center on Leadership and Ethics.

Gabe teaches an elective at LBS called The Paths to Power, and has been featured as one of Poets & Quants 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40. She holds a BA with Honors from Colby College, and a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Adams, G.S., Zou, X., Inesi, M.E., & Pillutla, M.M. (accepted). Forgiveness is not always divine: When expressing forgiveness makes others avoid you. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Adams, G.S. & Mullen. E. (2014 in press). Punishing perpetrators decreases compensation for victims. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Adams, G.S. & Mullen, E. (2013). Increased voting for candidates who compensate victims rather than punish offenders. Social Justice Research, 26, 168-192.

Bryan, C.J., Adams, G.S., & Monin, B. (2013). When cheating would make you a cheater: Implicating the self prevents unethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 1001-1005.

O'Connor, K.S. & Adams, G.S. (2013). Affective antecedents of revenge. In press at Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Adams, G.S., Flynn, F.J., & Norton, M.I. (2012). The gifts we keep on giving: Documenting and destigmatizing the regifting taboo. Psychological Science, 23, 1145-1150.

Adams, G.S. & Mullen, E. (2012). The psychological and social costs of punishment. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(1), 15-16.

Flynn, F.J. & Adams, G.S. (2009).“Money can’t buy love”: Asymmetric beliefs about gift price and feelings of appreciation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 404-409.

Research interest

Morality and ethical behavior; responses to injustice; social exchange and prosocial behavior.


Ph.D., Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2011

BA, Colby College, 2006

Contact Details

Email: gadams@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8947
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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