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Lu, J.G., Jin, P., & English, A.S. (forthcoming). Collectivism predicts mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Lu, J.G., Swaab, R.I., & Galinsky, A.D. (forthcoming). Global leaders for global teams: Leaders with multicultural experiences communicate and lead more effectively, especially for multinational teams. Organization Science


Maddux, W.W., Lu, J.G., Affinito, S., & Galinsky, A.D. (forthcoming). Multicultural experiences: A systematic review and new theoretical framework. Academy of Management Annals    

The Psychological Science Accelerator (2021). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour

Lu, J.G., Liu, X.L., Liao, H., & Wang, L. (2020). Disentangling stereotypes from social reality: Astrological stereotypes and discrimination in China. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

The Ten-Item Personality Inventory in Chinese (中文版10项目大五人格量表)

Lu, J.G., Nisbett, R.E., & Morris, M.W. (2020). The Bamboo Ceiling: Why East Asians but not South Asians are underrepresented in leadership positions in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

PNAS Commentary by Gelfand & Denison

Pennycook, G., McPhetres, J. Zhang, Y., Lu, J.G. & Rand, D.G. (2020). Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media: Experimental evidence for a scalable accuracy-nudge intervention. Psychological Science

Lu, J.G. (2020). Air pollution: A systematic review of its psychological, economic, and social effects. Current Opinion in Psychology

Lu, J.G., Lee, J.J., Gino, F., & Galinsky, A.D. (2020). Air pollution, state anxiety, and unethical behavior: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Science

Gong, S.*, Lu, J.G.*, Schaubroeck, J.M., Li, Q., Zhou, Q., & Qian, X. (2020). Polluted psyche: Is the effect of air pollution on unethical behavior more physiological or psychological? Psychological Science

Lu, J.G., Lee, J.J., Gino, F., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). Polluted morality: Air pollution predicts criminal activity and unethical behavior. Psychological Science


Hirsh, J.B., Lu, J.G., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). Moral Utility Theory: Understanding the motivation to behave (un)ethically. Research in Organizational Behavior

Adam, H., Obodaru, O., Lu, J.G., Maddux, W.W., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). The shortest path to oneself leads around the world: Living abroad increases self-concept clarity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Wei, W.*, Lu, J.G.*, Galinsky, A.D., Wu, H., Gosling, S.D., Rentfrow, P.J., Yuan, W., Zhang, Q., Guo, Y., Zhang, M., Gui, W., Guo, X.Y., Potter, J., Wang, J., Li, B., Li, X., Han, Y.M., Lv, M., Guo, X.Q., Choe, Y., Lin, W., Yu, K., Bai, Q., Shang, Z., Ying, H., & Wang, L. (2017). Regional ambient temperature is associated with human personality. Nature Human Behaviour

Lu, J.G.*, Hafenbrack, A.C.*, Eastwick, P.W., Wang, D.J., Maddux, W.W., & Galinsky, A.D. (2017). “Going Out” of the box: Close intercultural friendships and romantic relationships spark creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship. Journal of Applied Psychology

Lu, J.G., Akinola, M., & Mason, M.F. (2017). “Switch On” creativity: Task switching can increase creativity by reducing cognitive fixation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Lu, J.G., Brockner, J., Vardi, Y., & Weitz. E. (2017). The dark side of experiencing job autonomy: Unethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Lu, J.G., Quoidbach, J., Gino, F., Chakroff, A., Maddux, W.W., & Galinsky, A.D. (2017). The dark side of going abroad: How broad foreign experiences increase immoral behaviorJournal of Personality and Social Psychology

Wallen, A.S., Morris, M.W., Devine, B.A., & Lu, J.G. (2017). Understanding the MBA gender gap: Women respond to gender norms by reducing public assertiveness but not private effort. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Akinola, M., Page-Gould, E., Mehta P., & Lu, J.G. (2016). Collective hormonal profiles predict group performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Book Chapters:

Lu, J.G., Martin, A., Usova, A., & Galinsky, A.D. (2019). Creativity and humor across cultures: Where Aha meets Haha. In S.R. Luria, J.C. Kaufman, & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity and humor (pp. 183–203). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Lu, J.G., Zhang, T., Rucker, D.D., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). On the distinction between unethical and selfish behavior. In K. Gray & J. Graham (Eds.), Atlas of moral psychology: Mapping good and evil in the mind (pp. 465–474). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Practitioner Publications:

Lu, J.G., Akinola, M., & Mason, M.F. (2019). Activando la creatividad. Harvard Deusto Business Review [Lead article in Spanish]

Lu, J.G., Akinola, M., & Mason, M.F. (2019). Switching On creativity. Rotman Management

Adam, H., Obodaru, O., Lu, J.G., Maddux, W.W., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). How living abroad helps you develop a clearer sense of self. Harvard Business Review

Lu, J.G., Lee, J.J., Gino, F., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). Darker skies, darker behaviorsScientific American

Lu, J.G., Akinola, M., & Mason, M.F. (2017). To be more creative, schedule your breaks. Harvard Business Review

Lu, J.G. (2017). How deep multicultural experiences inspire creativity. Tsinghua Business Review [in Chinese]

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