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 examines three key topics in organizations: interpersonal misconduct, resilience, and honest communication. In interpersonal misconduct, his research investigates the processes underlying various forms of workplace misconduct (e.g., rudeness, abusive supervision, micro-aggressions, and discrimination), and the downstream effects of exposure to such behaviors. In resilience, he explores why certain individuals are more or less impacted by adversity, as well as ways of enhancing positive adaptability to various challenges at work. Finally, in honest communication he focuses on expanding the theoretical literature for the importance of honesty in organizations, as well as ways to utilize honest feedback to promote positive growth. He has several projects currently under advanced review at 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 given guest lectures at the undergraduate and MBA level in Negotiations. 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



Interpersonal misconduct, Resilience, Honest communication


Working Papers

  • Trapped by a First Hypothesis: How Rudeness Can Lead to Errors in Critical Decision-Making
    (author(s): Cooper, B., Giordano, C. R., Erez, A., Foulk, T. A., Reed, H., Berg, K.)
    2nd round R&R
  • When Sticks in a Bundle are Breakable: Effects of Rudeness on Team Coordinative Processes and Performance
    (author(s): Erez, A., Bamberger, P., Foulk, T. A., Cooper, B., Gale, J., Riskin, A., Schilpzand, P., Vashdi, D.)
    1st round R&R
  • The Worriers that Could: How the Combination of Neuroticism and Problem Solving Improves Responses to Rudeness in a Customer Service Context
    (author(s): Gale, J. P., Cooper, B., Erez, A., Brownlee, A.)
    Under initial review

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)