Mr Matthew Lupoli



Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour / Management


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68543


Matthew J. Lupoli is a Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Matthew earned his PhD in Management at the University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management. Most broadly, he studies prosocial behavior—that is, the factors that drive us to do good (or what we perceive to be good) for others, and how individuals respond to these behaviours. Within this domain, Matt investigates the antecedents and consequences of prosocial lies or lies that are intended to benefit others.

In another line of work, he explores methods to foster prosocial behaviour in the field, with an emphasis on charitable giving. He has published research in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. He has also received media coverage in outlets including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Research interests

  • Prosocial Behaviour
  • Deception
  • Ethics
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Teaching interests

  • Business Ethics

Media appearances

  • 'Lying because we care', Washington Post, USA, 2018.
  • 'Paternalistic lies & Lying because we care', Psychology Today, USA, 2018.
  • 'Lying because we care', Wall Street Journal, USA, 2017.
  • 'Lying because we care', Radio Health Journal, USA, 2017.
  • 'Lying because we care', PsyPost, USA, 2017.
  • 'Lying because we care', New York Times, USA, 2017.
  • 'Lying because we care', CJAD800 Radio, USA, 2017.

Research groups

  • Centre for Employee and Consumer Wellbeing


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Paternalistic lies

M Lupoli, E Levine, A Greenberg

(2018), Vol. 146, pp. 31-50, Organizational behavior and human decision processes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Lying because we care: compassion increases prosocial lying

M Lupoli, L Jampol, C Oveis

(2017), Vol. 146, pp. 1026-1042, Journal of experimental psychology: general, Washington, D.C., C1-1


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