Margaret Shih

Board of Visitors Term Chair Professor of Management and Senior Associate Dean, Full Time MBA and FEMBA


Margaret Shih is the Board of Visitors Term Chair Professor in Management and Organizations and Senior Associate Dean of FEMBA and Full Time MBA programs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Her research focuses on the effects of diversity in organizations. In particular, she focuses on social identity and the psychological effects of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and stigma in organizations.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Professor Shih served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for 8 years, and also worked at the RAND Corporation. She serves on the executive committee for the International Society for Self and Identity and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She was also an editor for the special issue of the Journal of Social Issues. She has received fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, Social Sciences and Humanities of Research Council of Canada, John Templeton Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Ph.D. Social Psychology, Harvard University
M.A. Social Psychology, Harvard University
B.A. Psychology, with honors, Stanford University


Diversity, Culture, Stereotypes, Team and Groups, Leadership, Organizational Commitment, Performance, Consumer Behavior, Decision-Making


2006    Literature, Sciences and Arts Class of 1934 Memorial Teaching Award, University of Michigan
2006    Literature, Sciences and Arts Award for Educational Excellence, University of Michigan
2005    Outstanding Scholar Honor, National Science Council, Taiwan
2003    Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology
1998-1999  Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University
  • Shih, M., & Young, M.J. (2015). Identity management strategies in colorblind workplaces. In Neville, H.A., Gallardo, M.E., and Sue, D.W. (eds.). What Does it Mean to be Color-Blind? Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact., Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.
  • Shih, M. Wout, D.A., & Hambarchyan, M. (2015). Predicting performance outcomes from the manner of stereotype activation and stereotype content. Asian American Journal of Psychology,
  • Sanchez, D.T., Shih, M. & Wilton, L. (2014). Exploring the identity autonomy perspective: An integrative review of the minority experience for multicultural and multiracial individuals. In Benet Martinez, V. & Hong Y.Y. (eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Identity, Oxford University Press..
  • Chen, Y., Lin, S.X., Liu, T.X. & Shih, M.. (2014). Which Hat to Wear? Impact of Natural Identities on Coordination and Cooperation. Games and Economic Behavior, 84, 58-86.
  • Shih, M., Young, M. & Bucher, A. (2013). Working to reduce stigma: Identity Management Strategies in Organizational Contexts. American Psychologist, 68, 145-157.
  • Ho, G., Shih, M. & Walters, D. (2012). Labels & Leaders: The influence of framing on emergent leadership behaviors. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 943-952.
  • Shih, M., Gee, G. & Akutsu, P.. (2012). Introduction to the special issue on culture, context and mental health. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3, 131-132.
  • Stotzer, R & Shih, M.. (2012). The relationship between masculinity and homophobia in factors associated with violence against gay men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 13(2), 136-142.
  • Everly, B., Shih, M. & Ho, G.C.. (2012). Dont Ask, Dont Tell? The effects of disclosure on partners performance?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 407-410.
  • Shih, M., Pittinsky, T.L. & Ho, G. C.. (2011). Stereotype Boost: Positive Outcomes from the Activation of Positive Stereotypes. Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process and Application, Oxford University Press.
  • Gee, G., Shih, M., & Akutsu, P.. (2010). Culture and Mental Health: Risk, Prevention and Treatment in Asian Americans. AAPI NEXUS, 8, 1-10.
  • Shih, M., Sanchez, D. T., & Ho, G. C.. (2010). Costs and Benefits of Switching Among Multiple Social Identities. Crisp, R. (Ed). The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity, Blackwell.
  • Shih, M., Wang, E., Trahan, A., & Stotzer, B.. (2009). Perspective Taking: Reducing prejudice towards general outgroups and specific individuals. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12(5), 565-577.
  • Sanchez, D. T., Shih, M., & Garcia, J.. (2009). Juggling multiple racial identities: Malleable racial identification and psychological well-being. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 243-254.
  • Wout, D., Shih, M., Jackson, J. S., & Sellers, R. M.. (2009). Targets as perceivers: The influence of social perception on stereotype threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 349-362.
  • Bonam, C. & Shih, M.. (2009). Interracial Comforts: Exploring multiracial individuals openness to intimate interracial relationships. Journal of Social Issues: Special Issues: The Landscape of Multiraical Experiences, 65, 87-103.
  • Shih, M., & Sanchez, D.. (2009). When race becomes complex: Towards understanding multiracial identity and experiences.. Journal of Social Issues: Special Issue: The Landscape of Multiracial Experiences, 65, 1-11.

Teaching Focus
Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
Leadership Foundations
Individual and Interpersonal Processes in Organizations