Matt Lupoli


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Dr Matthew J Lupoli is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director of Reserach in the Department of Management. With a background in social psychology, Matt takes an experimental approach to organizational behaviour research. Most broadly, he studies ethics, emotion, and prosocial behaviour—that is, the factors that drive us to do good (or what we perceive to be good) for others and how individuals respond to these behaviours. Within these domains, Matt investigates the antecedents and consequences of unethical behaviours that are intended to benefit others, both within and outside of organizations. He also studies the dark side of positive emotion, with an emphasis on the potential drawbacks of compassion. In another line of work, he explores methods to foster prosocial behaviour, with a particular focus on charitable giving, trust, and forgiveness. Additionally, Matt is interested in using “big data” from online behaviour to solve social problems.

Matt has published research in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Strategic Management Journal. He has also received media coverage in outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, and ABC News. Prior to joining Monash University, Matt was a lecturer in management at Deakin University and received a PhD in management from University of California, San Diego.

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