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Poppy McLeod

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468 Mann Library Building
(607) 254-8896

Professor McLeod is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Cornell University. She earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the Communication faculty at Cornell, Professor McLeod taught in the Business Schools of Case Western Reserve University, University of Iowa and University of Michigan.

Research Focus

Communication and decision making in task-oriented groups; teamwork in virtual environments; the role of social influence in group communication; intergroup dynamics.

Teaching Focus

Group communication and decision-making; social influence; intergroup communication; research methods

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • McLeod, P. L., & Leshed, G. (2011). As Long as They Don't Know Where I Live: Information Disclosure Strategies for Managing Identity in Second Life. p. 191-211 Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds A. Peachy & M. Childs (ed.), Routledge, London, UK.

Presentations and Activities

  • Group norm violations in an online environmental social network: Effects on impression formation and intergroup judgments. 2018 SPSP Convention. March 2018. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Atlanta, GA United States.
  • The "Improv" Lab: more than just science. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Conference. July 2015. Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago, IL.