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Dr Tara Reich

Dr Tara Reich

  • Academics

Reader in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Research subject areas

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Employment

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Dr Tara Reich joined King’s Business School in January 2020 as a Reader in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. She received her BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and her MA in Social Psychology and her PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Manitoba (Canada).

Prior to joining King’s College London, Dr Reich worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2011-2018) and the University of Surrey (2018-2019).

Dr Reich's research interests are broadly in the area of employee well-being, with a specific focus on the psychology of workplace mistreatment. Her research investigates how observers are influenced by witnessing mistreatment in the workplace as well as the consequences of observers’ reactions for targets and perpetrators, and has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behaviour, and Work & Stress.

Selected Publications

Hershcovis, M. S., Neville, L., Reich, T. C., Christie, A. M., Cortina, L. M., & Shan, J. V. (2017). Witnessing wrongdoing: The effects of observer power on incivility intervention in the workplace. Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, 142, 45-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2017.07.006

Hershcovis, M. S., Ogunfowora, B., Reich, T. C., & Christie, A. M. (2017). Targeted workplace incivility: The roles of belongingness, embarrassment, and power. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38, 1057-1075. DOI: 10.1002/job.2183

Fiori, M., Krings, F., Kleinlogel, E., & Reich, T. (2016). Whose side are you on? Exploring the role of perspective-taking on third-party’s reactions to workplace deviance. Basic and Applied Psychology, 38, 318-336. DOI 10.1080/01973533.2016.1215984

Reich, T. C., & Hershcovis, M. S. (2015). Observing workplace incivility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 203-215. DOI:10.1037/a0036464

Hershcovis, M. S., & Reich, T. C. (2013). Integrating workplace aggression research: Relational, contextual, and method considerations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, S26-S42. DOI 10.1002/job.1886