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Dr Nancy Blaker

PhD (VU, Amsterdam)nancyblaker

Lecturer
Room: OBS 616
Tel: +64 3 479 5094
Email: nancy.blaker@otago.ac.nz

Teaching responsibility

Nancy is responsible for teaching:

* MANT330 Leadership

Research Interests

Nancy’s research interests include:

  • Dynamics of Social Hierarchies
  • Status, Power, and Leadership
  • Competition and Cooperation
  • Experimental Behavioural Economics
  • Evolutionary Psychology

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Publications

Edgar, F., Blaker, N. M., & Everett, A. M. (2020). Gender and job performance: Linking the high performance work system with the ability–motivation–opportunity framework. Personnel Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/PR-10-2019-0577

Blaker, N. M., Spisak, B. R., Tybur, J. M., Kandrik, M., & Arvey, R. D. (2020). Cue masking and cultural signals: Testing context-specific preferences for bald(ing) leaders. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103936. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103936

Edgar, F., Zhang, J. A., & Blaker, N. M. (2020). The HPWS and AMO: A dynamic study of system- and individual-level effects. International Journal of Manpower. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/IJM-12-2019-0541

Edgar, F., Zhang, J. A., & Blaker, N. M. (2019). AMO, high-performance work systems and employee performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.11358abstract

Edgar, F., Blaker, N. M., & Everett, A. M. (2019, May). The role of gender in the HPWS, AMO and job performance relationship: A New Zealand perspective. Verbal presentation at the 4th Global Conference on International Human Resource Management (IHRM), University Park, PA.

Chapter in Book - Research

Blaker, N. M., & van Vugt, M. (2014). The status-size hypothesis: How cues of physical size and social status influence each other. In J. T. Cheng, J. L. Tracy & C. Anderson (Eds.), The psychology of social status. (pp. 119-137). New York, New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0867-7

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Journal - Research Article

Edgar, F., Blaker, N. M., & Everett, A. M. (2020). Gender and job performance: Linking the high performance work system with the ability–motivation–opportunity framework. Personnel Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/PR-10-2019-0577

Blaker, N. M., Spisak, B. R., Tybur, J. M., Kandrik, M., & Arvey, R. D. (2020). Cue masking and cultural signals: Testing context-specific preferences for bald(ing) leaders. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103936. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103936

Edgar, F., Zhang, J. A., & Blaker, N. M. (2020). The HPWS and AMO: A dynamic study of system- and individual-level effects. International Journal of Manpower. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/IJM-12-2019-0541

Knapen, J. E. P., Blaker, N. M., & van Vugt, M. (2018). The Napoleon complex: When shorter men take more. Psychological Science, 29(7), 1134-1144. doi: 10.1177/0956797618772822

Knapen, J. E. P., Blaker, N. M., & Pollet, T. V. (2017). Size, skills, and suffrage: Motivated distortions in perceived formidability of political leaders. PLoS ONE, 12(12), e0188485. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188485

Spisak, B. R., Blaker, N. M., Lefevre, C. E., Moore, F. R., & Krebbers, K. F. B. (2014). A face for all seasons: Searching for context-specific leadership traits and discovering a general preference for perceived health. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 792. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00792

Blaker, N. M., Rompa, I., Dessing, I. H., Vriend, A. I., Herschberg, C., & van Vugt, M. (2013). The height leadership advantage in men and women: Testing evolutionary psychology predictions about the perceptions of tall leaders. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16(1), 17-27. doi: 10.1177/1368430212437211

Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Finkenauer, C., Blaker, N. M., & Heerdink, M. W. (2012). Prosocial norm violations fuel power affordance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(4), 937-942. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.02.022

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Edgar, F., Zhang, J. A., & Blaker, N. M. (2019). AMO, high-performance work systems and employee performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.11358abstract

Blaker, N. M., Pollet, T. V., & van Vugt, M. (2013). Standing tall and strong: The role of physical formidability in the association between height and leadership perception. Proceedings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 14th Annual Meeting (SPSP). (pp. 214). Retrieved from http://www.spsp.org/

van Vugt, M., Blaker, N., Grabo, A., & Spisak, B. (2013). Naturally selected: The evolutionary psychology of leadership, status and power. Proceedings of the European Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) Post-Conference: Evolutionary Psychology in the Low Countries. Retrieved from http://www.ehbea2013.com

Blaker, N. M., Pollet, T. V., & van Vugt, M. (2013). Standing tall and strong: Exploring the relationship between height and perceptions of status and leadership. Proceedings of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Conference (EHBEA). Retrieved from http://www.ehbea2013.com/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Blaker, N., Pollet, T., & van Vugt, M. (2014, April). Children’s and adults’ perceptions of individuals low and high in prestige- and dominance-based status. Poster session presented at the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Blaker, N. M., & van Vugt, M. (2012, March). Napoleon complex? The effect of human height and strength in dyadic interactions. Poster session presented at the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Conference (EHBEA), Durham, UK.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Edgar, F., Blaker, N. M., & Everett, A. M. (2019, May). The role of gender in the HPWS, AMO and job performance relationship: A New Zealand perspective. Verbal presentation at the 4th Global Conference on International Human Resource Management (IHRM), University Park, PA.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Blaker, N. M. (2016). The status-size association: How physical size and social status influence each other (PhD). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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