Christopher Munshaw-Rodriguez

Christopher Munshaw-Rodriguez

Masters of Politics, Economics and Business (MAPEB)
AREA OF RESEARCH: Leadership, Neuroeconomics, Marketing and Social Psychology

What draws you to this area of research?

I am simply fascinated with human behavior. Like a young apprentice mechanic that furiously wants to understand how a turbo charged engine works, is the same way I want to understand how the human mind works, and the behaviors that result from our experiences, cultural influences, and chemical biology.

Would you like to collaborate?


Areas for collaboration (research studies, publishing, conference presentations, etc.)

Research studies, publishing, conference presentations, etc...

Would you say your research is Transdisciplinary?


Publications / Presentations

Working Papers:


  • "An Analysis of Leadership Behaviors in Student Government Organizations in California Community Colleges and the Claremont University Consortium" (with Paola Nava and Grady Wieger)

Future goals as a scholar

To publish original research in an academic journal.

Must-read books or articles in your field

The Effective Executive by Dr. Peter Drucker.
Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets
by James Montier.
Testosterone Administration Decreases Generosity in the Ultimatum Game by Dr. Paul J. Zak, et al, 2009.
Flow - The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
The Allure of Toxic Leaders why we follow destructive bosses and corrupt politicians--and how we can survive them
by Dr. Jean Lipman-Blumen.
Virus of the Mind - The New Science of the Meme
by Richard Brodie.
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Dr. Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.

Helpful resources at CGU

The Neuroeconomics lab on campus -

Helpful resources outside of CGU (blogs, websites, social networking sites, etc. that connect with your areas of research)