Peter Harms

  • December 17th, 2018
Peter Harms
Experts, Faculty, Management, Management Ph.D. Faculty
Building:Alston Hall
Education:Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Leadership, Personality, Well-Being, Workplace Deviance

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Harms received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on the assessment and development of personality, leadership, and psychological well-being. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in such outlets as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. This work has also been featured in popular media outlets such as CNN, Scientific American, Forbes, and the BBC. Dr. Harms has been invited to speak to audiences around the world and was selected by the St. Gallen symposium as one of the "100 Knowledge Leaders of Tomorrow" in 2011. He is currently engaged in research partnerships with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Focus and Current Research




Workplace Deviance

Selected Publications

Harms, P.D., Wood, D., Landay, K., Lester, P., & Vogelgesang-Lester, G. (2018). Autocratic leaders and authoritarian followers revisited: A review and agenda for the future. The Leadership Quarterly, 29, 105-122.

Harms, P.D., Credé, M., Tynan, M., Leon, M., & Jeung, W. (2017). Leadership and stress: A meta-analytic review.  The Leadership Quarterly, 28, 178-194.

Credé, M., Tynan, M., & Harms, P.D. (2017). Much ado about Grit: A meta-analytic synthesis of the Grit literature.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,113, 492-511.

Grijalva, E., Harms, P.D., Newman, D., Gaddis, B. & Fraley, R.C. (2015). Narcissism and leadership: A meta-analytic review of linear and nonlinear relationships.  Personnel Psychology, 68, 1-47.

Spain, S.M., Harms, P.D. & LeBreton, J. (2014). The dark side of personality at work.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 41-60.

Harms, P.D., Spain, S., & Hannah, S. (2011).  Leader development and the dark side of personality. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 495-509.

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