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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 why people behave unethically, as well as people's punitive or vengeful responses to such wrongdoing. She also studies when and why people choose to do things that benefit others, such as donate to charities or give gifts.


Adams, G.S. & Mullen, E. (2013). Increased voting for candidates who compensate victims rather than punish offenders. In press at Social Justice Research.

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

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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