September 13, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.

Scholar presenter:

Hooria Jazaieri, Santa Clara University

Seed generators:

Dave Mayer, University of Michigan
Theresa Glomb, University of Minnesota


#SOGRATEFUL – Sharing Work Accomplishments via Expressions of Gratitude

Talk description:

The ability to self-promote has important implications for one’s career, personal brand, and reputation. Taking a social-functional approach, through a series of employee interviews and experimental studies, we seek to understand the potential benefits and consequences of “gratitude bragging”, which we define as the process of publicly sharing favorable information about oneself via expressions of gratitude. We look at this specifically within the context of work accomplishments (e.g., promotions, awards, etc.) and experimentally test the effectiveness of gratitude bragging compared to other positive emotional expressions as well as no emotional expression. While this work is still in the early stages, we look forward to getting your feedback!

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