Yochi Cohen-Charash

Headshot of Yochi Cohen-Charash: faculty, psychology

Research Interests

  • Emotions, Justice; Personality and Work Attitudes


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

I received my PhD from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. I also have an MSc in Management, Organizational Behavior, from the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, and a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University. Currently I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.My research interests focus mainly on issues of emotions in organizations. I look at emotions as motivating the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. I mainly study discrete emotions as influencing life and behavior in organizations. For example, I study emotions such as envy, jealousy, fear, and guilt, as well as happiness for another's success (firgun). I also study emotions as they affect stock-market investment behavior. Additional lines of research in which I am interested include issues of fairness in organizations, the influence of dispositions on job attitudes, accountability, power, and politics.