Jen Overbeck

University Melbourne Business School
Department Management

Research details

After completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Colorado, Jen was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Graduate School of Business, later holding assistant and associate professorial positions at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Jen’s research, which has been published in Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and other distinguished journals, focuses on the effects of power and status on interpersonal and group dynamics, how hierarchies develop, how leaders can bolster their images, and how emotions and communication patterns affect negotiations.

Jen currently teaches Organisational Change, Negotiation, and Managing People on our Full-time, Part-time, Executive, and Senior Executive MBA programs. She also teaches Foundations of Quantitative Methods on our PhD program and a variety of Executive Education programs, including Women in Leadership and the Advanced Management Program. Her research has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today and other international publications, and she has written for Harvard Business Review.

Works by this user

Status, race, and money

Aarti Ivanic, Jennifer Overbeck, Joseph Nunes

Picking up the gauntlet: How individuals respond to status challenges

Christine Porath, Jennifer Overbeck, Christine Pearson

Power and Influence I and II

Jennifer Overbeck, Kim Page

Status conflicts in negotiation

Yeri Cho, Jennifer Overbeck, Peter Carnevale

The internal sorting process of group status: The problem of too many stars

Jennifer Overbeck, Joshua Correll, Bernadette Park