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Area(s) of Expertise
- Business Ethics
- Moral Identity
- Organizational Justice
- Perception of Artificial Intelligence
About Luke Zhu
Dr. Luke Zhu is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.
Dr. Zhu’s research and teaching focus on business ethics, diversity, and artificial intelligence, which include empirical investigations of the psychological and sociological underpinnings of employee (un)ethical behaviours at work, causes and interventions of gender and race discrimination in organizations, and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace. Dr. Zhu’s research has been published in many peer-reviewed, high-impact journals in the field of organizational behaviour, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), in psychology, such as Cognition and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and in interdisciplinary journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), an outlet which acknowledges only the most important scientific endeavors. In addition to academic outlets, Dr. Zhu’s research has also been featured in, among others, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and the Guardian.
Dr. Zhu currently serves as an Associate Editor at Group & Organization Management and an Editorial Board Member of OBHDP and the Journal of Vocational Behaviour. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for many other journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
2018 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the Journal of Vocational Behaviour
2015 Associates’ Achievement Award – Research, University of Manitoba
2014 Best Student Paper in Gender and Diversity Program in Organizations, Academy of Management Annual Conference
2009-2013 Dean Earle D MacPhee Memorial Fellowship in Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia
2009 Vinod K Sood Memorial Fellowship, University of British Columbia
2009 Sauder School of Business Graduate Award, University of British Columbia
1. Zhu, L., Aquino, K., You, H., & Yang, C. (2021). Identity affirmation as a response to justice failure. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 156, 53-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.12.001
2. Zhu, L., Restubog, S.L.D., Leavitt, K., Zhou, L., & Wang, M. (2020). Lead the horse to water, but don’t make him drink: The effects of moral identity symbolization on coworker behavior depend on perceptions of proselytization. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 156, 53-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.11.004
3. *Reynolds, T., Zhu, L., Aquino, K., & *Strejcek, B. (2020). Dual pathways to bias: Evaluators’ ideology and ressentiment independently predict racial discrimination in hiring contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000804
4. *Reynolds, T., *Howard, C., Sjåstad, H., Zhu, L., Okimoto, T.G., Baumeister, R.F., Aquino, K., & Kim, J. (2020). Man up and take it: Gender bias in moral typecasting. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.05.002
5. Booth, J., Park, T.Y., Zhu, L., Alexandra, B., & Emery, C. (2017). Prosocial Response to Client-Instigated Victimization: The Roles of Forgiveness and Workgroup Conflict. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(5), 513–536. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000286
6. Leavitt, K., Zhu, L., & Aquino, K. (2016). Good without knowing it: Subtle contextual cues can activate moral identity and reshape moral intuition. Journal of Business Ethics, 137, 785-800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2746-6
The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
7. Zhu, L., Aquino, K., & Vadera, A.K. (2016). What makes professor appear credible: The effect of demographic characteristics and ideological beliefs. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(6), 862–880. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000095
8. Schweinsberg, M., Madan, N., Vianello, M., Sommer, S. A., Jordan, J., Tierney, W., Awtrey, E., Zhu, L., … & Uhlmann, E.L. (2016). The pipeline project: Pre-publication independent replications of a single laboratory’s research pipeline. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, 55-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2015.10.001
9. Frimer, J. A., Aquino, K., Gebauer, J. E., Zhu, L. & Oakes, H. (2015). A decline in prosocial language helps explain public disapproval of the U.S. Congress. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 6591-6594. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1500355112
• Also featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, the Vancouver Sun, The Australian, The Japan Times, Science News, and ABC Radio National
10. Zhu, L., V.L. Brescoll, & Newman, G., & Uhlmann, E.L. (2015). Macho Nachos: The implicit effects of gendered food packaging on preferences for healthy and unhealthy foods. Social Psychology, 46, 182-196. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000226
• Also featured in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Guardian, CBS Radio San Francisco, the Toronto Star, CBC Radio, Vice.com, and MSN.com
11. Uhlmann, E.L. & Zhu, L. (2014). Acts, persons, and intuitions: Person-centered cues and gut reactions to harmless transgressions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 279-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550613497238
Both authors contributed equally to this work.
12. Uhlmann, E.L., Zhu, L., & Diermeier, D (2014). When actions speak volumes: The role of inferences about moral character in outrage over racial bigotry. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 23-29. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1987
• Also featured in APS Observer
13. Uhlmann, E.L., Zhu, L., V.L. Brescoll, & Newman, G. (2014). System justifying motives can lead to both the acceptance and rejection of the innate explanations for group differences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 503-504. https://doi-org.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/10.1017/S0140525X13003890
14. Uhlmann, E.L.*, Zhu, L.*, & Tannenbaum, D. (2013). When it takes a bad person to do the right thing. Cognition, 126, 326-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2012.10.005
The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
15. Uhlmann, E.L., Heaphy, E., Ashford, S.J., Zhu, L., & Sanchez-Burks, J. (2013). How culturally bounded norms regarding non-work role referencing shape perceived professionalism and hiring evaluations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 866-886. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.1874
• Also featured in the Times of India
16. Zhu, L., Kay, A. C., & Eibach, R. (2013). A test of the flexible ideology hypothesis: System justification motives interact with ideological cueing to predict political judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 755-758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2013.03.007
17. Uhlmann, E.L., & Zhu, L. (2013). Money is essential: Ownership intuitions are linked to physical currency. Cognition, 127, 220-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2013.01.001
18. Uhlmann, E.L., Zhu, L., Pizarro, D.A., & Bloom, P. (2012). Blood is thicker: Moral spillover effects based on kinship. Cognition, 124, 239-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2012.04.010
• Also featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Psychology Today
19. Zhu, L., Martens, J. P., & Aquino, K., (2012). Third party responses to justice failure: An identity-based meaning maintenance model. Organizational Psychology Review, 2, 129-151. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041386611434655
* Indicates a graduate, undergraduate, or postdoctoral student collaborator I worked with as a faculty member
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