Charles Chu

Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Charles Chu joined the Questrom School of Business at Boston University as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in 2022.

Professor Chu’s research examines the psychological processes that maintain systems of inequality in organizations and society. His work focuses on spotlighting the intuitive and often unnoticed strategies people use to cloak the ways in which they contribute to maintaining inequality. His research has appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

    Education
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2022
  • MS, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 2017
  • BA, Yale University, 2012
    Publications
  • Chu, C., Lowery, B. (2023). "Self-essentialist reasoning underlies the similarity-attraction effect.", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Chu, C., Lowery, B. (2023). "Perceiving a Stable Self-Concept Enables the Experience of Meaning in Life.", Pers Soc Psychol Bull 1461672221150234-1461672221150234
  • Chu, C., Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2022). "Black Americans' perspectives on ally confrontations of racial prejudice", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 101 104337-104337
  • Chu, C., Martin, A. (2021). "The primacy of communality in humanization", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 97 104224-104224
  • Pietri, E., Johnson, I., Majid, S., Chu, C. (2021). "Seeing What’s Possible: Videos are more Effective than Written Portrayals for Enhancing the Relatability of Scientists and Promoting Black Female Students’ Interest in STEM", Sex Roles, 84 (1-2), 14-33
  • Chu, C., Lowery, B. (2020). "The Role of Shared Future Selves and Self-Continuity in Promoting the Presence of Meaning in Life", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1), 21320-21320
  • Greer, L., Chu, C. (2020). "Power struggles: when and why the benefits of power for individuals paradoxically harm groups", Current Opinion in Psychology, 33 162-166