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Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present

I am broadly interested in how time impacts motivation and well-being. My research explores the positive aspects of delay, particularly in terms of decision-making, task performance, meaning making and well-being. I am also interested in how study methods impact research on motivation.

MEd, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education , 2015
JD, Cornell Law School, 1998
BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University , 1995

Interests and Courses


Procrastination, Delay, Time, Creativity, Incubation, Flow, Engagement, Well being, Higher Education


Organizational Behavior, Research Methods

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Academic and Professional Activities

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 2017 - Present
  • Academy of Management . 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member, Professional Development Workshop Comittee, 2017 - Present