Stefanie Tignor
Visiting Assistant Professor

Stefanie Tignor

202 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph,D., Northeastern University
M.A., Northeastern University
B.A., SUNY Binghamton

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Tignor's research lies at the interface of consumer affect, personality, and moral/health decision-making. Specifically, she examines how experiences of guilt, shame and pride - at both the trait and state level - may be leveraged to promote moral and ethical behavior, physical health, and individual as well as societal well-being. Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Personality, and Personality and Individual Differences. In addition, she has presented her work at various international conferences, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Consumer Research.

Professor Tignor teaches Consumer Behavior and Introduction to Marketing to undergraduates.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Tignor has been conducting consumer behavior research since 2011. She also spent the summer of 2015 conducting research on employee satisfaction and well-being at Google in Mountain View, CA.


Selected Publications

Loureiro, Y., Bayuk, J., Tignor, S. M., Nenkov, G., Webb, D., & Baskentli, S. (2016). The case for moral consumption: Examining and expanding the domain of moral behavior to promote individual and collective well-being. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, forthcoming.

Tignor, S. M., & Colvin, C. R. (2016). The interpersonal adaptiveness of dispositional guilt and shame: A meta-analytic investigation. Journal of Personality, forthcoming.

Goh, J. X., Schlegel, K., Tignor, S. M., & Hall, J. A. (2016). Who is interested in personality? The Interest in Personality Scale and its correlates. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 185-191.

Carpenter, T. P., Tignor, S. M., Willett, A., & Tsang, J. C. (2016). Dispositional self-forgiveness, guilt- and shame-proneness, and the roles of motivational tendencies. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 53-61.


Selected Presentations

Tignor, S. M. & Colvin, C. R. (January, 2017). Connecting affective traits to their affective states: A tale of two guilts. Paper to be presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Tignor, S. M., Fombelle, P. & Sirianni, N. (October, 2014). Fun made me do it! Transforming consumer well-being through serious play. Paper presented to the Association for Consumer Research, annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.