Edward J. Lawler

Cornell University

Edward J. Lawler, Martin P. Catherwood Professor, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, will write a book on the role of emotion in forming group attachments. He will examine how emotional processes among individuals in a group generate positive or negative sentiments about the group itself – whether among immediate local groups of neighbors or coworkers or among larger social entities such as a multi-national corporations or nations. Lawler will explore the relevance of fostering such attachments in promoting group-oriented behavior, collective action, and trust.

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