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Amy Hakim

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group. She helps employees and employers to get along better, and coaches leaders and employees to improve productivity, morale, satisfaction, and overall work-life balance. Her book, Working with Difficult People, provides clear strategies to effectively handle the ten types of difficult bosses, colleagues, and subordinates. The book hit #1 in sales at Amazon for Business Etiquette books and was highlighted in Parade Magazine. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her next book about work-life balance.


PhD, Florida International University

MS, Florida International University

BA, Florida International University


Hakim, A. C. (2016). Working with Difficult People.

Cooper-Hakim, A., Viswesvaran, C., Hakim, A. C. (2002). A meta-analytic review of the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement.

Cooper-Hakim, A., Viswesvaran, C., Hakim, A. C. (2005). The construct of work commitment: testing an integrative framework. Psychological Bulletin.

Conrad, K. A., Hakim, A. C., Rick, H. A., Preiss, A. (2012). Improving grading accuracy of a major graduate project..

Gholston, K., Kuofie, M., Hakim, A. C. (2016). Social Media for Marketing by Small Businesses. Journal of Marketing and Management.


Cooper, A. R., Viswesvaran, C., Sanchez, J. I., Hakim, A. C. (2000). Employee health, role theory, and negative affectivity: Testing alternate models.

Weiner, J., Cooper-Hakim, A., Viswesvaran, C., Leeds. P., Mack, M., Denning, D. L., Hakim, A. C. (2005). Employee turnover research: Prediction and assessment challenges.

Conrad, K., Hakim, A. C., Rick, H. A., Amy, P. (2012). Improving formative assessment and feedback for a major graduate project..

Weekly, J., McFarland, L., Cooper-Hakim, A., Hayes, B., Hakim, A. C. (2005). Moderators of the demographic diversity unit performance relationship.

Hakim, A. C. (2017). Navigating Office Politics… and Difficult People.

Cooper, A. R., Viswesvaran, C., Sanchez, J., Hakim, A. C. (2000). Negative affect, role theory, and organizational commitment: Testing alternate models.

Cooper, A., Viswesvaran, C., Sanchez, J., Hakim, A. C. (2000). Negative affectivity and its impact on role conflict, role ambiguity, and job satisfaction.

Ployhart, R. E., Weekley, J. A., Harold, C. M., Cooper-Hakim, A., Hakim, A. C. (2005). The influence of subject matter experts on SJT validity.

Cooper, A., Viswesvaran, C., Hakim, A. C. (2000). The predictive validity of MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale is robust across studies.