PSYC 107: Introductory Psychology
PSYC 352: Organizational Psychology
PSYC 610: Organizational Psychology
PSYC 680: Micro-organizational Behavior Seminar
My research interests fall into two major categories: (1) occupational health psychology and (2) organizational commitment. Within occupational health psychology, I investigate the effects of organizational climate on workplace behaviors and individual well-being. Two major themes encompassed by this general research program are: (a) diversity and (b) safety. Regarding diversity, my research examines why people from underrepresented, minority, or lower power demographic groups are mistreated more often than the majority. Within safety, my research (in collaboration with Stephanie Payne) focuses on factors that influence safety climate and how safety climate has both leading (i.e., predictor) and lagging (i.e., criterion) relationships with unsafe workplace incidents.
My research on organizational commitment, or the motivated bond that regulates the maintenance of the relationship between workers and employing organizations, focuses on individual differences and the nature of normative commitment. I am particularly interested in the development of commitment. Most of my published papers on organizational commitment have been theoretical or critical rather than empirical.
- 2010-2015: ADVANCE-IT Promoting success of women faculty through a Psychologically Healthy Workplace; National Science Foundation
- 2010: Improving Safety Climate; Abnormal Situation Management Consortium
- Bergman, M.E., Payne, S.C, Taylor, A.B., & Beus, J.M. (in press). The shelf life of an assessment of safety climate. Journal of Business and Psychology. Available via open access.
- Barratt, C., Bergman, M.E., & Thompson, R.D. (in press). Masculinity and femininity as predictors of workplace discrimination and support for female federal parole officers. Sex Roles.
- Bergman, M.E., Benzer, J.K., Kabins, A.H., Bhupatkar, A., & Panina, D. (2013). The development of commitment: An event-level perspective. Human Resource Management Review, 23, 148-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2012.07.005
- Triana, M., Porter, C.O.L.H., DeGrassi, S.W., & Bergman, M.E. (2013). We’re all in this together… except for you: The effects of racial distance on the provision of backing up behavior in teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 1124-1144. DOI: 10.1002/job.1842
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
The I/O Program will be admitting graduate students for the 2017-2018 year.