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Research Interests

Professor Thompson's research focuses on negotiation behavior and performance, creativity, and analogical reasoning. Her most recent research projects include investigations of divergent versus convergent thinking on negotiation performance; mindfulness and negotiation performance; gender and the use of ethically-questionable negotiation strategies; embarrassment and pride and their effects on creativity; and how analogical reasoning improves negotiation performance.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1988

Education, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

… → 1984

Speech, BS, Northwestern University

… → 1982

Research interests

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Cross-cultural negotiations
  • Group decision-making
  • Group dynamics
  • Innovation
  • Leading high-impact teams
  • Negotiations
  • Psychology
  • Teams

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Research Output

Open for Learning: Encouraging Generalization Fosters Knowledge Transfer in Negotiation

Kim, J., Thompson, L. & Loewenstein, J., Feb 1 2020, In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 13, 1, p. 3-23 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Pride and Pratfalls:Recounting Embarrassing Stories Increases Creativity

    Wilson, E. R., Thompson, L. L. & Lucas, B. J., Jan 2 2020, In : International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. 8, 1, p. 21-30 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Social Psychology of Design Thinking

    Thompson, L. & Schonthal, D., Feb 1 2020, In : California Management Review. 62, 2, p. 84-99 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Explaining Differences in Men and Women's Use of Unethical Tactics in Negotiations

    Pierce, J. R. & Thompson, L., Nov 2018, In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 11, 4, p. 278-297 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Setting the stage for creativity: Upstream, mid-stream, and downstream

    Thompson, L. & Schonthal, D., Mar 6 2017, Strategy and Communication for Innovation: Integrative Perspectives on Innovation in the Digital Economy. Springer International Publishing, p. 17-28 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Scopus citations