PSYC 107: Introductory Psychology
PSYC/WGST 210: Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
PSYC 610: Organizational Psychology
PSYC 680: Seminar on Commitment in the Workplace
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. This research has also influenced my service to the university, with a focus on diversity and inclusion in general and within undergraduate programs in particular. Within the safety domain, 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 events.
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.
- 2016-2019: Increasing Student Engagement by Improving Social-cognitive bias Education; National Science Foundation.
- 2010-2015: ADVANCE-IT Promoting success of women faculty through a Psychologically Healthy Workplace; National Science Foundation
- Kabins, A.H., Xu, X., Bergman, M.E., Berry, C.M., & Willson, V. (2016). A profile of profiles: A meta-analytic examination of commitment profiles, their antecedents, and their consequences. Journal of Applied Psychology. 101, 881-904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000091
- Bergman, M.E., & Jean, V.A. (2016). Where have all the workers gone? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 84-113. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/iop.2015.70
- Bergman, M.E., Payne, S.C, Taylor, A.B., & Beus, J.M. (2014). The shelf life of an assessment of safety climate. Journal of Business and Psychology. Available via open access.
- 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
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
The I/O Program will be admitting graduate students for the 2018-2019 year.