Key Refereed Publications

Yam, K. C., Reynolds, S. J., Wiltermuth, S., & Zhang, Y. (conditional acceptance). The benefits and perils of job candidates’ signaling their morality in selection decisions.

Personnel Psychology


Yam, K. C., Jackson, J., Lau, J., Xin, Q., Barnes, C., & Chong, J. K. (in press). High profile European football matches are associated with traffic accidents in Asia.

British Medical Journal (Impact factor 2018 = 27.6)


Tang, P. M., Yam, K. C., & Koopman, J. (2020). Feeling proud but guilty? Unpacking the paradoxical nature of unethical pro-organizational behavior.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 20, 68-86.


Qin, X., Chen, C., Yam, K. C., & Huang, M. (2020). The double-edged sword of leader humility: Investigating when and why leader humility promotes versus inhibits subordinate deviance.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 105.


Landy, J. F. et al. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results.

Psychological Bulletin, 146, 451–479.

  • A 49-author collaboration on the special issue on replication and reproducibility


Yam, K. C., Barnes, C., Leavitt, K., Wei, W., Lau, J., & Uhlmann, E. (2019). Why so serious? A laboratory and field investigation of the link between morality and humor.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 758-772.


Ng, T., & Yam, K. C. (2019). When and why does employee creativity fuel deviance? Exploring key psychological mechanisms.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 1144-1163.


Owens, B., Yam, K. C., Bender, J., Mao, M., & Hart, D. (2019). The impact of leader moral humility on follower moral efficacy and behavior.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 146-163.


Ng, T., Yam, K. C., & Aguinis, H. (2019). Employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility: Effects on pride, embeddedness, and turnover.

Personnel Psychology, 72, 107-137.

  • Recipient of IACMR/RRBM Responsible Research in Management Award


Fehr, R., Welsh, D., Yam, K. C., Baer, M., Wei, W., & Vaulont, M. (2019). The role of moral decoupling in the causes and consequences of unethical pro-organizational behavior.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 153, 27-40.


Rego, A., Yam, K. C., Owens, B. P., Story, J., Cunha, M. P., Bluhm, D., & Lopes, M. (2019). Conveyed leader psychological capital predicting leader effectiveness through positive energizing.

Journal of Management, 45, 1689-1712.


*Rego, A., *Owens, B. P., *Yam, K. C., Bluhm, D., Cunha, M. P., Silard, T., Gonclaves, L., Martins, M., Simpson, A. V., & Liu, W. (2019). Leader humility and team performance: Exploring the mechanisms of team psychological capital and task allocation effectiveness.

Journal of Management, 45, 1009-1033.

  • The first three authors contributed equally


Yam, K. C., Christian, M., *Wei, W., *Liao, Z., & *Nai, J. (2018). The mixed blessing of leader sense of humor: Examining costs and benefits.

Academy of Management Journal, 61, 348-369.

  • The last three authors contributed equally


Liao, Z., Yam, K. C., Johnson, R., Wu, L., & Song, Z. (2018). Cleansing my abuse: A reparative response model of perpetrating abusive supervisor behavior.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 1039-1056


Klotz, A., He, W., Yam, K. C., Bolino, M., Wei, W., & Houston, L. (2018). Good actors but bad apples: Deviant consequences of daily impression management at work.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 1145-1154.


Yam, K. C., Klotz, A., He, W., & Reynolds, S. J. (2017). From good soldiers to psychologically entitled: Examining when and why citizenship behavior leads to deviance.

Academy of Management Journal, 60, 373-396.


*Lian, H., *Yam, K. C., Ferris, L., & Brown, D. (2017). Self-control at work.

Academy of Management Annals, 11, 703-732.

  • The first two authors contributed equally


Fehr, R., Yam, K. C., He, W., Chiang, J., & Wei, W. (2017). Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110.


Djurdjevic, E., Stoverink, A., Klotz, A., de Motta Veiga, S., Koopman, J., Yam, K. C., & Chiang, J. (2017). Workplace status: The development and validation of a scale.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1124-1147.


Yam, K. C., Fehr, R., Keng-Highberger, F., Klotz, A., & Reynolds, S. J. (2016). Out of control: A self-control perspective on the link between surface acting and abusive supervision.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 292-301.


Fehr, R., Yam, K. C., & Dang, C. T. (2015). Moralized leadership: The construction and consequences of ethical leader perceptions.

Academy of Management Review, 2, 182-209.


Yam, K. C., Reynolds, S. J., & Hirsh, J. B. (2014). The hungry thief: Physiological deprivation and its effect on unethical conduct.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 125, 123-133.


Yam, K. C., Chen, X. P., & Reynolds, S. J. (2014). Ego depletion and its paradoxical effect on ethical decision making.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 124, 204-214.


Yam, K. C., Fehr, R., & Barnes, C. (2014). Morning employees are perceived as better employees: Employees’ start times influence supervisor performance ratings.

Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 1288-1299.


Reynolds, S. J., Dang, C., Yam, K. C., & Leavitt, K. (2014). The role of moral knowledge in everyday immorality: What does it matter if I know what is right?

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 124-137.

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