WGST 200: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
PSYC/WGST 300: Psychology of Women
PSYC 680: Occupational Health Psychology; Workplace Abuse and Mistreatment
- Interpersonal abuse, mistreatment, and incivility in applied settings
- Gender, race, sexual orientation, and other categories of difference in organizations
- Occupational health
- Cross-cultural investigations of workplace mistreatment
- Power and status in organizations
- How societal issues and events (e.g., national politics, natural disasters) affect employee relations
- Physiological responses to workplace mistreatment
My research program focuses on the link between interpersonal abuse, mistreatment, and incivility in applied settings (e.g., the workplace, educational contexts) and the psychological, physical, and occupational health and well-being of targets and observers. I am especially interested in the degree to which organizational contexts are inclusive and respectful of individuals from low-status social groups (e.g., women, people of color, sexual minorities), and how working in such environments affects not only people who are members of these groups, but also employees who do not fall within these social categories. In all of my research, I integrate perspectives from organizational, social, and feminist psychology. I have conducted research on the antecedents and consequences of interpersonal abuse, and the moderators and mediators of the abuse-outcome relationship. I also use both quantitative (e.g., surveys, experiments) and qualitative (e.g., interviews, focus groups) methodologies in my work. The goal of my research is to better understand and ultimately improve the work lives of low-status employees. Some current research projects include:
- Cross-cultural differences in the types of behaviors that are considered uncivil, typical instigators and targets of incivility, and consequences of incivility for targets’ health and well-being
- The link between negative educational and workplace climates (e.g., those that are sexist, racist) and withdrawal for women in STEM
- Heterosexism and LGBT experiences of mistreatment in the workplace
- Doctoral students’ experiences of advisor abuse and mistreatment in graduate school
- The role of political orientation in experiences and consequences of workplace incivility
- Workplace incivility, culture of honor, and aggression in male employees
- Coping and well-being of emergency first responders in disasters
- 2010-2015: ADVANCE-IT Promoting success of women faculty through a Psychologically Healthy Workplace; National Science Foundation
- 2009-2012: The influence of educational climate on college women’s attrition from STEM fields: A three-year longitudinal study, National Science Foundation GSE, $499,995
- Stoverink, A. C., Umphress, E. E., Gardner, R.., & Miner, K. (2014). Misery loves company: Cognitive dissonance and the influence of interpersonal justice climate on team cohesion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 1059-1073.
- Miner, K. N., Smittick, A., Pesonen, A., Seigel, M. L., & Clark, E. (2014). Does being a mom help or hurt? The relationship between workplace incivility and job outcomes as a function of motherhood status. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 60-73.
- Cunningham, G. B., Miner, K. N., & McDonald, J. (2013). Being different and suffering the consequences: The influence of head coach-player racial dissimilarity on experienced incivility. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48, 689-705.
- Rinn, A. N., Miner, K. N., & Taylor, A. B. (2013). Family context predictors of math self-concept among undergraduate STEM majors: An analysis of gender differences. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13, 116-132.
- Settles, I. H., Cortina, L. M., Buchanan, N. T., & Miner, K. N. (2013). Derogation, discrimination, and (dis)satisfaction with jobs in science: A gendered analysis. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 179-191.
- Cunningham, G. B., Miner, K. N., & Benavides-Espinoza, C. (2012). Emotional reactions to observing misogyny: Examining the roles of gender, forecasting, political orientation and religiosity. Sex Roles, 67, 58-68.
- Miner, K. N., & Eischeid, A. (2012). Observing incivility toward coworkers and negative emotions: Do sex of the target and observer matter? Sex Roles,66, 492-505.
- Miner, K. N., Settles, I. H., Brady, C., & Pratt-Hyatt, J. (2012). Experiencing incivility in organizations: The buffering effects of emotional and organizational support. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 340-372.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Accepting Students 2017-2018