Journal Publications:


Lu, J.G. (forthcoming). 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. (2018). Polluted morality: Air pollution predicts criminal activity and unethical behavior. Psychological Science, 29(3), 340–355.


Similar findings:

Bondy et al. (working paper). Crime is in the air: The contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime.

Burkhardt et al. (working paper). The effect of pollution on crime: Evidence from data on particulate matter, wildfire smoke, and ozone.

Dietrich et al. (2001). Early exposure to lead and juvenile delinquency. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 23, 511-518.

Fehr et al. (2017). Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution appraisals, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110.

Grönqvist et al. (working paper). Early lead exposure and outcomes in adulthood.

Haynes et al. (2011). Exposure to airborne metals and particulate matter and risk for youth adjudicated for criminal activity. Environmental Research, 111, 1243-1248.

Herrnstadt et al. (working paper). Air pollution as a cause of violent crime: Evidence from Los Angeles and Chicago.

Nevin (2007). Understanding international crime trends: The legacy of preschool lead exposure. Environmental Research, 104, 315-336.

Reyes (2007). Environmental policy as social policy? The impact of childhood lead exposure on crime. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 7, Article 51.

Reyes (2015). Lead exposure and behavior: Effects on antisocial and risky behavior among children and adolescents. Economic Inquiry, 53, 1580-1605.

Stretesky & Lynch (2001). The relationship between lead exposure and homicide. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155, 579-582.

Younan et al. (2018). Longitudinal analysis of particulate air pollutants and adolescent delinquent behavior in Southern California. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 1283-1293.


Hirsh, J.B., Lu, J.G., & Galinsky, A.D. (2018). Moral Utility Theory: Understanding the motivation to behave (un)ethically. Research in Organizational Behavior, 38, 43–59.

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, 145, 16–29.

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, 1, 890–895.

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, 102(7), 1091–1108.

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, 139, 63–75.


Similar findings:

Kapadia (2017). More tasks, more ideas: The energy spillover of multitasking on subsequent creativity.

Sio et al. (2017). The facilitating role of task alternation on group idea generation. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6, 486-495.

Sio et al. (2017). Interrupted: The roles of distributed effort and incubation in preventing fixation and generating problem solutions. Memory & Cognition, 45, 553-565.

Smith et al. (2017). Alternating incubation effects in the generation of category exemplars. Journal of Creative Behavior, 51, 95–106

George & Wiley (2019). Fixation, flexibility, and forgetting during alternate uses tasks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13, 305-313.

Lu, J.G., Brockner, J., Vardi, Y., & Weitz. E. (2017). The dark side of experiencing job autonomy: Unethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 222–234.

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 behavior[Lead article]

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112(1), 1–16.

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, 43(8), 1150–1170.

Akinola, M., Page-Gould, E., Mehta P., & Lu, J.G. (2016). Collective hormonal profiles predict group performance. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 113, 9774–9779. 

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.

(*denotes equal authorship) 


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