Dr. Yair Berson


Area - HRM

Available to Supervise
  • Faculty
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  • phd

Contact Information

Email: bersony@mcmaster.ca
Office: DSB DSB 423
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23985

Yair Berson (Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton) is the future director of the DeGroote Leadership Centre. His research helps demonstrate how leaders’ characteristics (e.g., values) and actions (e.g., visionary style) affect followers, organizational processes, and outcomes. Using diverse methods, from micro biological and psychological processes to more macro predictors, his research provides insights into the synchronizing effects of leaders and the extent to which they become reflected in the groups and organizations they lead. Dr. Berson’s work has been published in leading venues both in management and general psychology, such as Academy of Management Annals, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Science, OBHDP, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and The Leadership Quarterly. He is a coauthor and coeditor of two books and serves on the board of Personnel Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, and is an associate editor of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. He recently became Program Chair of the newly instituted Neuroscience Interest Group of the Academy of Management.