Binyamin Cooper

Binyamin Cooper

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University


I am an organizational behavior researcher, and currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. The main objective of my research and teaching is to promote growth in organizations through adaptive interpersonal communication. Through my research, I aim to elucidate novel associations and interventions within the workplace mistreatment, honesty and resilience literatures, with a particular interest in when and how specific forms of communication (verbal and/or nonverbal) can be harmful or helpful in navigating difficult conversations. Through my teaching, I seek to inspire students to become leaders amongst their peers, who skillfully use their voice to create a positive impact on their colleagues, direct reports and organizational teams. As a result, through both my research and teaching, I hope to influence rising generations to be better and more supportive leaders.

My work has been published in Management journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, and is currently under revision at the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked as an organizational consultant for two years in Israel serving clients in the high-tech, healthcare, auto and financial industries.

  • Low-Intensity Workplace mistreatment
  • Honesty
  • Resilience
  • Ph.D. in Management, 2020

    University of Florida

  • M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology, 2014

    Bar-Ilan University, Israel

  • B.A. in Psychology, 2011

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Post-Doctoral Fellow
Aug 2020 – Present

Three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Collaboration and Conflict Research Lab (CCRL), working with Dr. Laurie R. Weingart and Dr. Taya R. Cohen.

Research topics include:

  • Exploring The Nature of Honesty in The Workplace (as part of the Honesty Project)
  • Balancing Honesty with Benevolence to Deliver Difficult Feedback
  • Teasing as “a Social Lubricant” in Teams
Organizational Consultant
Jul 2013 – Jul 2015 Petah Tikva, Israel
Coordinated performance and satisfaction evaluation processes for 14 clients on a yearly and/or quarterly basis. Clients included companies in the high-tech, healthcare, auto and financial industries (e.g., banking, insurance and credit companies).

Recent Publications