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Garriy Shteynberg

Garriy Shteynberg

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Through my research, I seek to understand the emergence of novel cultural norms and their role in regulating human behavior. For instance, I am fascinated by how shared experiences with our social groups influence what we remember, the goals we pursue, and the things we value. I investigate both the nature of shared experiences -- what makes an experience shared -- as well as how shared experiences can lead to the emergence of novel cultural norms.

In another line of research, I compare the power of cultural norms and personal values as drivers of human behavior. I am interested in understanding the psychological and contextual conditions that render cultural norms or personal values more powerful.

Finally, I am intrigued by the psychological consequences of cultural norm conflict -- that is, how people negotiate their way out of normative conflict, and what the consequences of such conflict are for one's personal identity.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Persuasion, Social Influence

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Gelfand, M. J., Leslie, L. M., & Shteynberg, G. (2006). Cross-cultural theory/methods. In S. Rogelberg (Ed.), The encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. (Vol. 1, pp. 136-142). MA: Sage References.
  • Hanges, P. J., Dorfman, P. W., Shteynberg, G. & Bates, A. (2006). Culture and leadership: A connectionist information processing model. In W. H. Mobley & E. Weldon (Eds). Advances in Global Leadership (Vol. 4, pp. 7-37). New York: JAI Press.
  • Knight, A. P., Shteynberg, G., & Hanges, P. J. (2004). The path-goal theory of leadership. In J. M. Burns, R. Goethals, & G. Sorenson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Leadership (Vol. 3, pp. 1164-1169). MA: Sage.
  • Kruglanski, A. W., & Shteynberg, G. (2012). Cognitive consistency as a means to an end: How subjective logic affords knowledge. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition (pp. 245-264). New York: Guilford Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Social Psychology

Garriy Shteynberg
Department of Psychology
Austin Peay Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
United States

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