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Susanne Abele

Susanne Abele

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Susanne Abele joined Miami University in 2006. Previously, she held a faculty position at the Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, and worked as a Behavioral Finance Consultant at Cognitrend, Frankfurt, Germany.

Her research interests include strategic decision making, collective choice, group processes and group problem solving. She examines how people tacitly coordinate their actions, how coordination is affected by the timing of decisions and how coordination success and failure affects interpersonal impression and subsequent interactions. Relevant to these issues, she has proposed a distinction between matching and mismatching coordination problems.

Moreover, Dr. Abele advocates for more understanding of how the specifics of interdependencies affect social behavior. She identified how subtle differences in incentive structure moderate coordination and conflict in the provision of public goods. Recently, she has investigated when and how teams are able to find the missing link when solving problems collectively.

Her research has appeared in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her work on coordination and collective problem solving has been supported by major grants from the National Science Foundation.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods, Assessment

Journal Articles:

  • Abele, S., Bless, H., & Ehrhart, K. M. (2004). Social information processing in strategic decision making: Why timing matters. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 93, 28-46.
  • Abele, S., & Diehl, M. (2008). Finding team mates who are not prone to sucker and free-rider effects: The Protestant work ethic as a moderator of motivation losses in group performance. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11(1), 39-54.
  • Abele, S., & Ehrhart, K. M. (2005). The timing effect in public good games. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 470-481.
  • Abele, S., & Stasser, G. (2008). Coordination success and interpersonal perceptions: Matching and mismatching. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(3), 576-592.
  • Abele, S., Stasser, G., & Chartier, C. (2014). Social focal points: The use of social information in coordination. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123(1), 23-33.
  • Abele, S., Stasser, G., & Chartier, C. (2010). Conflict and coordination in the provision of public goods: A conceptual analysis of continuous and step-level games. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14(4), 385-401.
  • Stasser, G., Abele, S., & Vaughan-Parsons, S. I. (2012). Information sharing, cognitive centrality, and influence during collective choice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15(5), 619-635.

Courses Taught:

  • Economic Psychology versus Behavioral Economics
  • Introduction to Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Decision Making
  • Social Psychology
  • Teams on the Web

Susanne Abele
Department of Psychology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45013
United States

  • Work: (513) 529-3649
  • Mobile: (513) 205-4500
  • Skype Name: SusanneCAbele

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