Stephen Colarelli was born in Denver and grew up in Arvada, Colorado. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, where he studied political science and history. After college he served in the Peace Corps for two years in Senegal, West Africa. Upon returning from the Peace Corps, he received his M.A. in social and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology from New York University. Professor Colarelli was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Zambia and a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and Hong Kong Baptist University.
Publications & Presentations
Books and Recent Chapters
Colarelli, S. M., & Arvey, R. D. (Eds.). (2015). The Biological foundations of organizational behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Colarelli, S. M. (2003). No best way: An evolutionary perspective on human resource management. Greenwich, CT: Praeger.
Colarelli, S. M., Yang, C. & Mirando, T. (2020). Evolutionary industrial/organizational psychology. In T. K. Shackelford (ed.). The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (pp. 114-151). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
*Johnson, M. J., & Colarelli, S. M. (2019) Selection for Cooperative Relationships. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Meteor Springer: Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_3494-1
Colarelli, S. M., Mirando, T. J., Han, K., Li, N. P., Vespi, C., Klein, K. A., & Fales, C. P. (2022). Responses to COVID-19 Threats: An Evolutionary Psychological Analysis. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1-11.
Johnson, M., Kim, K., Colarelli, S. M., & Boyajian (2021). Coachability and the development of the coachability scale. Journal of Management Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-06-2020-0174
Yang, C., Minjock, R., Voss, B., & Colarelli, S.M. (2021). Understanding gossip in work organizations: From an evolutionary perspective. Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines, 7, 329-344.
Han, K., Colarelli, S. M., & Weed, N. C. (2019). Methodological and statistical advances in the consideration of cultural diversity in assessment: A critical review of group classification and measurement invariance testing. Psychological Assessment, 31, 1481-1496. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000731
van Esch, E., Minjock, R., & Colarelli, S. M., & Hirsch, S. (2019). An office with a view: Effects of natural and built features of office views. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 64, 56-64. doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.05.006
Li, N., van Vugt, M., & Colarelli, S. M. (2018). The evolutionary mismatch hypothesis: Implications for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/0963721417731378 [most cited paper in CDPS 2018-2020]
O'Brien, K., Minjock, R., & Colarelli, S.M., & Yang, C. (2017). Nepotism, expected altruism, and employee theft in family businesses: An evolutionary perspective. European Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2017.06.006
Colarelli, S. M., McDonald, A., Christensen, M., & Honts, C. (2017). A companion dog increases prosocial behavior in small groups. Anthrozoös, 30, 77-89, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2017.1270595.
Evolutionary Industrial and Organizational Psychology