Maia Young is an associate professor of Management and Organizations. She joined the faculty at UCLA's Anderson School of Management in 2004 after earning her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Her research follows two streams that stem from a desire to understand how human perceptions and decisions are influenced by factors that are usually outside conscious awareness. The first stream investigates the ways in which emotions from one situation can spill over and affect judgments in the next situation. The second stream explores ways that people rely on assessments of agency in their observations about markets, luck, and fate, which in turn affects their own motivation and how they assign credit or blame for others' actions.
Professor Young teaches Leadership Foundations, Organizational Behavior (MGMT 409), and The Emotionally-Intelligent Leader.
Professor Young serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making and California Management Review.
Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee, Academy of Management 2003
Eric and "E" Juline Faculty Excellence in Research Award, UCLA Anderson School, 2008
Scherwin, V. M., Young, M. J., & Overbeck, J. Are managers obligated to help? Subordinates' expectations of receiving help and the effects of help on organizational trust.
Chen, N. & Young, M. J. The relationship between culturally-emphasized luck beliefs and superstitious behavior.