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Roderick M. Kramer
William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business

Roderick Kramer is the William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A. in Experimental Psychology and Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1977, where he also received his M.A in Experimental Psychology in 1980. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1985, with minors in Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, after which he joined Stanford University.

Roderick Kramer’s research interests include: the social psychology of trust and distrust, cooperation, creativity, decision making, leadership, impression management, social identity theory, group processes and decision making, and organizational paranoia. His recent research has examined, among other things, the cognitive determinants of judgments of creativity in Hollywood “pitch” meetings, where screenwriters present their ideas to agents and producers, and other recent studies examine why information sharing failed among U. S. intelligence agencies orior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Further information is available from his GSB Profile.