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Christopher Miners

Associate Professor

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Christopher Miners is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He received his B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University, and his Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management from the University of Toronto.

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  • Organizational Behaviour

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Christopher Miners is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He received his B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University, and his Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management from the University of Toronto.

Christopher’s research investigates abilities, personality traits, and intra- and interpersonal processes that facilitate job performance and promote well-being. The focus of his first line of research is on emotional intelligence.

Christopher's current research examines the relations between emotional intelligence and negotiation performance, moral decision-making, and social influence.

A second line of his research investigates the antecedents and the consequences of counternormative behaviour in group contexts. He has published papers on these topics in a variety of journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. His research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management 
University of Toronto (2008)

Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours Degree in Psychology
McGill University (2001)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour (2014 - Present)
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour (2008-2014)

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Packer, D. J., Miners, C. T. H., & Ungson, N. D. (in press). Benefiting from diversity: How groups’ coordinating mechanisms affect opportunities for marginalized individuals to lead. Journal of Social Issues.

Miners, C. T. H., Côté, S., & Lievens, F. (in press). Assessing the validity of emotional intelligence measures. Emotion Review.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2014). Tough love: The normative conflict model and a goal system approach to dissent decisions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 354-373.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2012). At the first sign of trouble or through thick and thin? When nonconformity is and is not disengagement from a group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 316-322.

Côté, S., Lopes, P. N., Salovey, P., & Miners, C. T. H. (2010). Emotional intelligence and leadership emergence in small groups. Leadership Quarterly, 21, 496-508.

Côté, S., & Miners, C. T. H. (2006). Emotional intelligence, cognitive intelligence, and job performance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 51, 1-28.

D’Antono, B., Moskowitz, D. S., Miners, C. T. H., & Archambault, J. (2005). Gender and communal trait differences in the relations among social behavior, affect arousal, and cardiac autonomic control. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28, 267-279.

Book Chapters

Miners, C. T. H., & Hideg, I. (2015). Emotional intelligence and competencies. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., Vol. 7, pp. 445-451). Oxford: Elsevier.

Côté, S., Moon, S., & Miners, C. T. H. (2008). Emotion regulation in the workplace. In C. L. Cooper & N. M. Ashkanasy (Eds.), Research companion to emotion in organizations (pp. 284-300). London: Edward Elgar.

Côté, S., Miners, C. T. H., & Moon, S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and wise emotion regulation in the workplace. In W. J. Zerbe, N. Ashkanasy, & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), Research on emotions in organizations: Individual and organizational perspectives on emotion management and display (Vol. 2, pp. 1-24). Oxford: Elsevier.

In the Media

The Discovery Channel (Web Site)

The Economist (Global Executive)

Government of Canada (Public Service Commission of Canada)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (World Bytes)

Teaching

Student Supervision

Graduate Studies

Nick D. Ungson  Committee Member
Ph.D. in Psychology at Lehigh University
From joke to woke: The effect of humorous ingroup criticism on openness to dissent
2017 - Present

Michael Wynes  Committee Member
Ph.D. in Management at Queen’s University
The heart of the matter: How anger and fear guide investors after a negative earnings surprise
2017 - Present

Julie Weatherhead  Committee Member
Ph.D. in Management at Queen’s University
Emotional intelligence, leadership, and followership
2014 - Present

Madeleine T. D’Agata  Committee Member
Ph.D. in Psychology at Queen’s University
The role of self-concealment and perfectionistic self-presentation in concealment of psychache and suicide ideation
2013-2017

Kaylee De France  Internal/External Committee Member
M.Sc. in Psychology at Queen’s University
Regulation of emotion systems: Assessing acts of down-regulation of negative emotions
2013-2015

Melanie McDougall  Supervisor
M.Sc. in Management at Queen’s University
Incapable or unwilling? The role of emotional intelligence in creating and claiming value in negotiations
2013-2014

Alexandra Irwin  Internal/External Committee Member
M.Sc. in Psychology at Queen’s University
Emotion recognition in youth chronically victimized by their peers
2012-2014

Monica Haberl  Supervisor 
M.Sc. in Management at Queen’s University
Social roles and shifting standards: Perceptions of emotional competence vary as a function of gender
2012-2013

Nam Kyoon Kim, Second Reader
M.Sc. in Management at Queen’s University 
The effect of CEO interpersonal spin on firm competitive behaviour
2012-2013

Madeliene T. D’Agata  Internal/External Committee Member
M.Sc. in Psychology at Queen’s University
The effect of lying on self-control depletion
2011-2013

Amy Akers (Committee Member)
Ph.D. in Management at Queen’s University     
Taking the pulse: Psychological change during medical training
2010-2015

Kevin Rounding  Internal/External Committee Member
Ph.D. in Psychology at Queen’s University       
Religion and self-control
2010-2015

Vivien Sze-Wai Wong  Supervisor
M.Sc. in Management at Queen’s University  
Just good on paper? Examining whether high emotional intelligence test scores translate into successful emotion regulation during social interactions
2009-2010

Jennifer M. Eastabrook (Internal/External Committee Member)
Ph.D. in Psychology at Queen’s University 
Emotional awareness and alexithymia: Emotional processing and regulation in adolescence
2008-2013

Sherrey-Larmour Trode  Internal/External Committee Member
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University
Exploration of perceived organizational justice for injured workers who have participated in a disability management program
2008 - Present

Undergraduate Students

Lauren Goldgrub (Supervisor)
Special Directed Project in Psychology at Queen’s University
All the world’s a stage: An exploratory comparison of psychological theories of emotions and theories of acting
2009-2010

Courses

MGMT 956 – Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour
Queen’s University
2014 - Present

COMM 151 – Organizational Behaviour
Queen’s University
2009 - Present

MGT 262 – Individual and Group Behaviour in Organizations
University of Toronto
2006-2007

Special Topic

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Queen’s Executive Human Resources Program
2011 - Present

Research

Interests

My research investigates abilities, personality traits, and intra- and interpersonal processes that facilitate job performance and promote well-being. The focus of my first line of research is on emotional intelligence. The focus of my second line of research is on the antecedents and the consequences of counternormative behaviour in group contexts.

Presentations

Clegg, K.-A., Moskowitz, D. S., Miners, C. T. H., Andrevski, G., & Sadikaj, G. (2016). Interpersonal performance outcomes of interpersonal spin: Spin and proficiency as a teammate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Miners, C. T. H., Packer, D. J., Wohl, M. J. A., & Dupuis, D. (2015). Tough love for the long haul: How dissent decisions are influenced by temporal perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation/Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2014). Taking the long view: A goal systems approach to dissent decisions. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (Presentation cancelled due to inclement weather preventing travel)

Fiske, G. M., & Miners, C. T. H. (2013). The importance of being earnest: Disentangling emotional authenticity from sincerity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Miners, C. T. H., Packer, D. J., & Liu, J. (2013). Fighting the good fight: Persisting in dissent requires selfregulatory resources. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. (Withdrawn due to the proximity of the annual meeting to impending parental responsibilities)

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2013). A self-control perspective on dissent within groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2012). Criticism wrought of care: An examination of ingroup criticism and opinion expression in service of collective interests. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Côté, S., McCarthy, J. M., Moon, S., Zhao, W., Miners, C. T. H., & Yip, J. (2007). The conceptualization and measurement of workplace anxiety. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Côté, S., & Miners, C. T. H. (2007). Emotional intelligence, positive emotions displays, and leadership emergence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Awards

Teaching Awards

Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Outstanding Reviewer Award (2013)

Nominee for Commerce Society Teaching Excellence Award, Queen’s University (2013, 2014)

Nominee for Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queen’s University (2013)

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Toronto (2007)

Grants & Funding

Insight Grant: Interpersonal consequences of within person variability (2013-2018)
SSHRC | $295,250

Standard Research Grant: The virtues and vices of emotional intelligence at work (2010-2015)
SSHRC | $82,911

General Research Grant (2008 – Present)
Smith School of Business | $3755

Open Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2008)
University of Toronto | $115,000

Service

Smith School of Business

Co-ordinator of Organizational Behaviour Seminar Series
2013 - 2015, 2017 - Present

Research Pool Committee
2012 - 2013, 2017 - Present

Academic Progress Committee
2010 - Present

Building Usage Committee
2014 - 2015

Behavioural Laboratory Advisory Committee
2012 - 2013

Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion Committee
2011 - 2012

Organizational Behaviour Area Group Recruiting Subcommittee
2011, 2013

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  
2010 - 2014

Co-ordinator of Organizational Behaviour Brown Bag Series
2010 - 2011

Co-ordinator of Cunningham Visitorship
2010 - 2011

Representative for Library Committee
2008-2010

Queen's University

Senate Advisory Research Subcommittee V 
2009-2015

Academic Community

Ad hoc reviewer for

  • Emotion
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Relations
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Journal of Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Social Influence