Andrew Hafenbrack

Andrew Hafenbrack
University of Washington Seattle | UW · Department of Management

PhD in Organizational Behavior

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September 2015 - June 2019
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Position
  • Assistant Professor
Description
  • I conducted research and taught in all programs (undergraduate, master's, MBA, and executive education).
August 2010 - June 2015
INSEAD
Position
  • PhD Student
June 2007 - May 2008
Carnegie Mellon University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • full time during the summer, part time during the academic year

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Publications (42)
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The present research investigates whether close intercultural relationships promote creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship—outcomes vital to individual and organizational success. We triangulate on these questions with multiple methods (longitudinal, experimental, and field studies), diverse population samples (MBA students, employe...
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A state of mindfulness is characterized by focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. The current research experimentally investigated how state mindfulness influences task motivation and performance, using multiple meditation inductions, comparison conditions, tasks, and participant samples. Mindfulness inductions, relative to compari...
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The present research tested whether mindfulness, a state characterized by focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment, increases prosocial behavior in the workplace or work-related contexts. Study 1a was a longitudinal field experiment at a US insurance company. Compared to workers under waitlist control, employees who were assigned to a...
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The present research investigates whether and how mindfulness meditation influences the guilt-driven tendency to repair harm caused to others. Through a series of eight experiments (n > 1400), we demonstrate that state mindfulness cultivated via focused breathing meditation can dampen the relationship between transgressions and the desire to engage...
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This paper investigates the relationships between optimism, mindfulness, and task engagement. Specifically, we hypothesized that optimism, mindfulness, and their interaction would facilitate individuals’ task engagement. We tested our research model in four studies: two surveys among gig workers and two experiments. The results of the two surveys a...
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This initiative examined systematically the extent to which a large set of archival research findings generalizes across contexts. We repeated the key analyses for 29 original strategic management effects in the same context (direct reproduction) as well as in 52 novel time periods and geographies; 45% of the reproductions returned results matching...
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This initiative examined systematically the extent to which a large set of archival research findings generalizes across contexts. We repeated the key analyses for 29 original strategic management effects in the same context (direct reproduction) as well as in 52 novel time periods and geographies; 45% of the reproductions returned results matching...
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This initiative examined systematically the extent to which a large set of archival research findings generalizes across contexts. We repeated the key analyses for 29 original strategic management effects in the same context (direct reproduction) as well as in 52 novel time periods and geographies; 45% of the reproductions returned results matching...
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How can we maximize what is learned from a replication study? In the creative destruction approach to replication, the original hypothesis is compared not only to the null hypothesis, but also to predictions derived from multiple alternative theoretical accounts of the phenomenon. To this end, new populations and measures are included in the design...
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How can we maximize what is learned from a replication study? In the creative destruction approach to replication, the original hypothesis is compared not only to the null hypothesis, but also to predictions derived from multiple alternative theoretical accounts of the phenomenon. To this end, new populations and measures are included in the design...
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How can we maximize what is learned from a replication study? In the creative destruction approach to replication, the original hypothesis is compared not only to the null hypothesis, but also to predictions derived from multiple alternative theoretical accounts of the phenomenon. To this end, new populations and measures are included in the design...
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To what extent are research results influenced by subjective decisions that scientists make as they design studies? Fifteen research teams independently designed studies to answer five original research questions related to moral judgments, negotiations, and implicit cognition. Participants from two separate large samples (total N > 15,000) were th...
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This is the final version of the scoping review protocol, published as a preprint to create full transparency about the scoping review process. This scoping review aims to map the methods used to study brief (< 30 min) mindfulness meditation inductions. (The preliminary version of the protocol is included as an earlier version on the preprint's OSF...
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This is an interview about my 2018 OBHDP article with Kathleen Vohs.
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We present the data from a crowdsourced project seeking to replicate findings in independent laboratories before (rather than after) they are published. In this Pre-Publication Independent Replication (PPIR) initiative, 25 research groups attempted to replicate 10 moral judgment effects from a single laboratory’s research pipeline of unpublished fi...
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This crowdsourced project introduces a collaborative approach to improving the reproducibility of scientific research, in which findings are replicated in qualified independent laboratories before (rather than after) they are published. Our goal is to establish a non-adversarial replication process with highly informative final results. To illustra...
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I propose a theoretical model which specifies how state temporal focus, the time period in which the object of an individual’s thoughts exists at a given moment, influences individuals’ work behaviors. Drawing on the mechanisms of self- focus, task focus, and negative affect, I outline how state temporal focus can influence motivation, identity ena...
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Recent studies have found that a single 8-15 minute session of focused breathing mindfulness meditation focuses individuals’ attention to the present moment and away from the future and past, reducing state negative affect and influencing subsequent decisions and behavior. I propose that this state form of mindfulness should be cultivated on the sp...
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This research experimentally investigated the influence of state mindfulness via a single 9 or 15 minute focused breathing meditation on subsequent state affect and both objective and subjective outcomes in a dyadic, face-to-face multi-issue negotiation. Study 1 found that state mindfulness reduced state anxiety, anger, and negative affect, but did...
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A longitudinal study found that the psychological approach individuals take when immersed in a general multicultural environment can predict subsequent career success. Using a culturally diverse sample, we found that ‘‘multicultural engagement’’—the extent to which students adapted to and learned about new cultures—during a highly international 10-...
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In the research reported here, we investigated the debiasing effect of mindfulness meditation on the sunk-cost bias. We conducted four studies (one correlational and three experimental); the results suggest that increased mindfulness reduces the tendency to allow unrecoverable prior costs to influence current decisions. Study 1 served as an initial...
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This research investigates the debiasing effect of mindfulness meditation on the sunk cost bias. Four studies, one correlational and three experimental, suggest that increased mindfulness reduces the tendency to allow prior unrecoverable costs to influence current decisions. Study 1 served as an initial correlational demonstration of the positive r...

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We aim to explore what methods have been used to study the effect of one session of mindfulness meditation on meditation novices. This project consists of a systematic scoping review, in an effort to map the published methods (i.e., which mindfulness inductions, control groups, outcomes, populations, sample sizes, etc. are used in the literature?) and identify gaps in the literature. The results of this project should be useful to anyone who wants to better understand the current state of the literature on one-session mindfulness meditation interventions, conducts experimental research on the topic, or is endeavoring to conduct a systematic review or meta-analysis on the topic.