Carnegie Mellon University

Binyamin Cooper

Binyamin Cooper

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Organizational Behavior and Theory

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Binyamin Cooper is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Cooper’s research focuses on exploring how individuals navigate difficult conversations in the workplace across three main areas: (1) the manifestation and impact of workplace mistreatment, (2) the nature of honest discourse in organizations, and (3) individual and team resilience. In workplace mistreatment, his research investigates the processes underlying various forms of low-intensity workplace mistreatment (e.g., rudeness, micro-aggressions, and discrimination), and the downstream effects of exposure to such behaviors. In honesty, he focuses on expanding the theoretical literature for the importance and manifestations of honesty in organizations, as well as identifying optimal ways to utilize honest feedback to promote positive growth. In resilience, he explores why certain individuals and teams are differentially impacted by adversity and other sudden workplace changes, as well as ways to enhance adaptability to various challenges at work. His research, often incorporating collaborations with healthcare professionals, is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, as well as several publications in medical journals. In his research, He employs a multi-method approach, including laboratory experiments, archival data analysis, interviews, quasi-experimental field studies, and longitudinal data analyses.

Prior to joining Tepper, Dr. Cooper was a graduate student at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. He has taught Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Strategic Human Resource Management at the undergraduate level, and has given multiple guest lectures at the undergraduate and MBA level in Negotiations. Additionally, prior to starting his Ph.D. he worked as an organizational consultant in Israel, coordinating performance and satisfaction evaluation processes for more than a dozen clients in the high-tech, healthcare, auto and financial industries. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel and undergraduate degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


  • University of Florida – Ph D (Management) - 2020
  • Bar-Ilan University – MA (Social-Organizational Psychology) - 2014
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem – BA (Psychology) – 2011



Workplace mistreatment, Honesty, Resilience, Interpersonal communication


Working Papers

  • Honesty in Organizations: A Systematic Review and New Conceptual Framework
    (author(s): Cooper, B., Cohen, T. R., Huppert, E., Levine, E. E., and Fleeson, W.)
    Forthcoming (accepted proposal) at Academy of Management Annals, 17(2)
  • When Sticks in a Bundle are Breakable: Effects of Rudeness on Team Coordinative Processes and Performance
    (author(s): Gale, J. P., Erez, A., Bamberger, P., Foulk, T. A., Cooper, B., Riskin, A., Schilpzand, P., and Vashdi, D.)
    2nd round R&R at the Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Commutes as a Cause of Workplace Rudeness
    (author(s): Gale, J. P., Foulk, T.A., Erez, A., Kim, R., Krishnan, S., and Cooper, B.)
    1st round R&R at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Awards and Honors

  • Saban Research Institute 24th Annual Poster Session for Training, Education, Career Planning, & Development (TECPAD), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), CA - Winner, Best Poster in Medical Education category and Best Poster in All Categories (2019)
  • Warrington College of Business, University of Florida - Behavioral Data Collection Support Funds ($2,000) (2019)
  • Warrington College of Business, University of Florida - Ph.D. Outstanding Teaching Award (Fall 2018),
  • 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, B.C. - Nominated for the Best Symposium Award by the OB division (2015)