Island Lab is organized by Christilene du Plessis (SMU) and Stephanie Lin (INSEAD). You can contact the organizers by emailing admin at islandlab dot sg.

Christilene du Plessis

Christilene du Plessis is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU). Prior to joining SMU she received her PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. Chris’ research examines how social hierarchies (power, status, and gender) affect how people think, feel, and behave in consumption settings. Her work has been published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Her work has also won awards such as the Best Dissertation Proposal Award from the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP) and Best Student Paper from the International Association for Conflict Management.

Email Chris at cduplessis at smu dot edu dot sg.

Stephanie Lin

Stephanie Lin is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at INSEAD. Her research examines how consumers maintain an image of themselves as good and virtuous in everyday life. People often wish to engage in virtuous behaviors, such as eating healthy, saving money, and supporting worthy causes, and feel negatively about themselves when they engage in more viceful or sinful behaviors, such as eating unhealthy food, overspending, or saying “no” when asked to donate. Stephanie examines the psychological processes and behaviors that allow consumers see themselves as good and virtuous even as they are tempted by these viceful desires.

Stephanie received her Ph.D. in Marketing with a Ph.D. minor in Psychology from Stanford University. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Singapore Management University, where she taught Consumer Behavior. In a previous life, she was a teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy. Stephanie’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Visit Stephanie’s personal website for more information. Email Stephanie at stephanie dot lin at insead dot edu.