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Christine Gockel

Christine Gockel
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

PhD (Michigan State University)

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Introduction
Christine Gockel currently works at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences. Christine does research in Organizational Psychology, Applied Psychology and Social Psychology. Her current project is 'Humor at Work.'

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Publications (24)
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This article reflects upon the potential role of humour during an organisational change process. We focus on three facets that are of special importance during change: coping with the change, resisting the change, and leading the change. For each facet, we present relevant quantitative and qualitative studies; and in a final section, we derive impl...
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Put-down humor always has a target, and the intent of the speaker is to make fun of someone or something. Due to its inherently social nature, put-down humor could strongly affect socio-emotional group processes and outcomes like cohesion. We hypothesized that put-down humor would increase cohesion when it was targeted at outgroup members and was f...
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In this introduction to the special issue on Time and Change in Teams, we argue that the field of team research shows signs of a problem-method misfit with respect to the study of processes. Drawing on the distinction between differential and temporal (or variable vs. process) research, we scrutinise recent theories and research practices in the fi...
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In this article, we provide an overview of current measures of shared leadership. Our aim is to help researchers choose the appropriate measure and give them advice on the statistical analysis of shared leadership measures. We first present traditional approaches, namely two questionnaires assessing shared leadership behaviors displayed by a team....
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Traditional Instrumentality x— Value (I x V) models have attributed gains in performance groups to various conditions affecting the instrumentality of group members' effort for a variety of valued outcomes. Social identity models have challenged this interpretation, suggesting that the instrumentality of effort may be irrelevant when group identifi...
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Psychological safety (PS) is a shared belief among team members that it is safe to take interpersonal risks. It can enhance team learning, experimentation with new ideas, and team performance. Considerable research has examined the positive effects of PS in diverse organizational contexts and is now shifting its focus toward exploring the nature of...
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Relational theories of leadership emphasize the relevance of dynamic changes of informal leadership structures in teams, especially when teams are confronted with new tasks. In this study, we examine how leadership perceptions change in a new task and focus on two potential moderators: interpersonal contact and perceived change in competence alloca...
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Psychological safety is the shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. Critical team events such as conflict and faultlines (hypothetical lines that split a team into subgroups) should impact psychological safety. Previous research has shown the benefits of task conflict on team outcomes under certain conditions and the cons...
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A leader may use humor for a variety of relational goals in a hierarchical relationship. Humor can be used to create cohesion and strengthen solidarity with subordinates, but also to create divisions between them and increase a leader’s status. The duality of humor functions becomes especially apparent in the context of leader-subordinate relations...
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Teams and groups are central in our lives. We work in teams and are confronted with teams in our private lives. In this chapter, we will describe the duality of humor in teams—that is, its capacity to unite and to divide. Four processes explain why humor impacts social outcomes in teams—affect-reinforcement, perceived similarity, self-disclosure, a...
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In this concluding chapter, we discuss two important new avenues for humor research. First, globalization, as well as demographic changes in organizations, increase diversity with regard to age, gender, nationality, and so on. Thus, there will also be more diversity in communication, the expression of emotions, and the use of humor within work unit...
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Negotiations are a very common business activity. The power of humor in negotiations lies in its capacity to be used competitively and cooperatively simultaneously. It thus helps negotiators to be tough on the issue and soft on the people. In this chapter, we will present general functions of humor in negotiations and explain which linguistic cues...
Book
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art on the adaptive and maladaptive functions of humor. Humor is inescapable in our daily interactions - also at the work place. Affiliative, self-enhancing, self-deprecating and aggressive humor can all occur at work and have unique and sometimes ambiguous effects. The volume presents h...
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In diesem Beitrag wird über die Ausbildung von Studierenden zu Bewerbungstrainern für Geflüchtete in einem Train-the-Trainer Programm berichtet. Dieses Programm gliedert sich in zwei Phasen. In der ersten Phase erhalten Masterstudierende eine Trainerausbildung und in der zweiten Phase geben die Studierenden selbstständig rekrutierten Geflüchteten B...
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Purpose Current leadership theories regard leadership as an emergent phenomenon, which is produced through interpersonal interactions both within and beyond formal hierarchies (informal leadership). Leadership relations and perceptions develop and manifest on a dyadic level and emerge as group-level network structures. As the variability of the lea...
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Temperature-related words such as cold-blooded and hot-headed can be used to describe criminal behavior. Words associated with coldness describe premeditated behavior and words associated with heat describe impulsive behavior. Building on recent research about the close interplay between physical and interpersonal coldness and warmth, we examined i...
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The current research investigates a motivational mechanism that contributes to the inferior goal striving and attainment of powerless individuals: the transfer of motivation from goals to means. We expected that this mechanism would work effectively only in powerful individuals. The results of an experiment and a field study confirmed our assumptio...
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Perspective taking is an important requirement for effective communication. Teams working on knowledge-intensive tasks should benefit particularly. In a laboratory study, we examined whether perspective taking (vs. egocentrism) facilitated transactive memory when team members’ knowledge was either different or similar. Perspective taking led teams...
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Purpose ‐ Regulatory focus theory (RFT) can successfully predict and describe organizational behaviour and managerial decision making. However, no empirical study has tested its central assumption in an organizational context. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between employee's regulatory focus and their work priorities....
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to examine, in two studies, whether trust in teammates and trust in management influenced transactive memory and how strongly transactive memory, in turn, influenced perceived team performance and job satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Data were collected via questionnaires from two samples of employ...
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Numerous studies have demonstrated how temperature can affect perceptual, cognitive and psychomotor performance (e.g. Hancock, P.A., Ross, J., and Szalma, J., 2007. A meta-analysis of performance response under thermal stressors. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 49 (5), 851-877). We extend this research to int...
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A widespread presumption in the law is that giving jurors nullification instructions would result in "chaos"-jurors guided not by law but by their emotions and personal biases. We propose a model of juror nullification that posits an interaction between the nature of the trial (viz. whether the fairness of the law is at issue), nullification instru...

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Analyzing the effects of cognitive schemas and interaction behavior on the development, stability, and change of informal leadership perceptions in teams
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We examine the adaptive and maladaptive functions of humor at the workplace. Our focus lies on five important workplace topics: teams, leadership, negotiations, learning, and health.