Jessica Siegel Christian's research interests include team dynamics, negotiations, counterproductive workplace behaviors and the design of selection systems. Currently she is focused on an in-depth study of of how teams successfully adapt to different types of change.
She has examined:
- Team responses to unfair treatment and how emotions and retaliatory behaviors are "transferred" between team members
- How the dynamics of team composition are differentially effective depending on the team's task
- The role of team cognition in successful team adaptation
Dr. Christian teaches courses in leading and managing, negotiations, and groups and teams.
The Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice and the book "The Psychology of Negotiations in the 21st Century Workplace" have published her work.
She received her PhD from the University of Arizona and her BA from Tulane University.