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Andrew Hafenbrack
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Curriculum vitae:

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195

Andrew Hafenbrack

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow

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PhD INSEAD (2015)
BS Carnegie Mellon University (2009)

Academic Expertise

decision making

Current Research

When mindfulness can increase or reduce prosocial behavior, Stress responses to leadership behaviors, Cultural consequences of innovation, How to best induce state mindfulness and its effects on psychological resources, Relational mobility and well-being

Positions Held

At University of Washington since 2019
Assistant Professor, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, 2015-2019

Selected Publications

  1. Better to Be Optimistic, Mindful, or Both? The Interaction between Optimism, Mindfulness, and Task Engagement
    Journal Article:Bunjak, A., Hafenbrack, A. C., Černe, M., & Arendt, J. F. W., (in press). Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology,
  2. Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Guilt and Prosocial Reparation
    Journal Article:Hafenbrack, A. C., LaPalme, M. L., & Solal, I., (in press). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
  3. Helping people by being in the present: Mindfulness increases prosocial behavior
    Journal Article:Hafenbrack, A.C., Cameron, L. D., Spreitzer, G. M., Zhang, C., Noval, L. J., & Shaffakat, S., (2020). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, pp. 21-38.
  4. Mindfulness is demotivating
    Journal Article:Berinato, S., & Hafenbrack, A., (2019). Harvard Business Review, pp. 32-33.
  5. Mindfulness meditation impairs task motivation but not performance
    Journal Article:Hafenbrack, A. C. & Vohs, K. D, (2018). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, pp. 1-15.
  6. Mindfulness meditation as an on-the-spot workplace intervention
    Journal Article:Hafenbrack, A. C., (2017). Journal of Business Research, pp. 118-129.
  7. “Going out” of the box: Close intercultural friendships and romantic relationships spark creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship
    Journal Article:Lu, J. G., Hafenbrack, A. C., Eastwick, P. W., Wang, D. J., Maddux, W. W., & Galinsky, A. D., (2017). Journal of Applied Psychology, pp. 1091-1108.
  8. Debiasing the mind through meditation: Mindfulness and the sunk-cost bias
    Journal Article:Hafenbrack, A. C., Kinias, Z., & Barsade, S. G., (2014). Psychological Science, pp. 369-376.
  9. Standing out as a signal to selfishness: Culture and devaluation of non-normative characteristics
    Journal Article:Kinias, Z., Kim, H. S., Hafenbrack, A. C., & Lee, J. J., (2014). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, pp. 190-203.
  10. Expanding opportunities by opening your mind: Multicultural engagement predicts job market success through longitudinal increases in integrative complexity
    Journal Article:Maddux, W. W., Bivolaru, E., Hafenbrack, A. C., Tadmor, C. T., & Galinsky, A. D., (2014). Social Psychological and Personality Science, pp. 608-615.

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award, Meaningfulness, Mindfulness, & Work Engagement Track, EURAM, 2020
Best Scholarly Paper Award, Management, Spirituality, and Religion Division, AOM, 2019
Best Paper Award, Meanings, Meaningfulness, & Mindfulness Track, EURAM, 2019
Organizational Behavior SIG Best Reviewer Award, EURAM, Reykjavik, 2018
World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants, 2018
Católica-Lisbon Distinguished Teaching Award in the Master’s in Management program, 2018
2nd Prize, Best-Paper-Award "Innovation Management", EBS Universität, Wiesbaden, 2017
Four courses were the highest rated in respective program at Católica-Lisbon, 2016-2018
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, AOM, 2014, 2017
Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Travel, Accommodation, and Research Awards, 2012-2014
INSEAD PhD Fellowship, 2010-2015
Phi Beta Kappa, 2009
Dean’s List each semester, College and University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-2009
Carnegie Mellon University Institutional Scholarship, 2005-2009
2nd Place in Baritone Voice category, WIAA/WMEA Washington State Solo-Ensemble Contest, 2005