Caryn J. Block
- Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, New York University
- M.A., Psychology, New York University
- B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois - Urbana
- The long term effects of stereotype threat in the workplace
- The influence of race and gender stereotypes on perceptions of leaders
- Consequences of using both descriptive and prescriptive racial stereotypes in evaluations of leaders
White managers: A diagnostic ratio approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Buontempo, G., Matthews, C.T., & Block, C.J. (in press). Sex and gender role identification as predictors of relational and independent approaches to work. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Liberman, B.E., Block, C.J., & Koch, S.M. (2011) Diversity trainer preconceptions: The
Effects of trainer race and gender on perceptions of diversity trainer effectiveness. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 279-293.
Block, C.J., Koch, S.M., Liberman, B.E., Merriweather, T.J., & Roberson, L. (2011).
Contending with stereotype threat at work: A model of long-term responses. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(4), 570-600.
Parlamis, J., Allred, K., & Block, C.J. (2010). Letting off steam or just steaming? The
influence of target and status on attributions and anger. International Journal of Conflict Management, 21, 260-280.
Pfirman, S., Block, C., Bell, R. Roberson, L. & Culligan, P. (2010). Perspective:
Transitioning from pet to peer. Science Career Magazine, January 29, 2010.
Caryn Block's Workgroup
This workgroup is currently exploring issues related to race and gender discrimination, and the implications of this type of discrimination on motivation, performance, and organizational attainments. The following are some issues we are currently exploring:
We are investigating the content of racial stereotypes about black and white managers and whether success information modifies the content of these stereotypes.
We are also examining the differential reactions to men and women who choose to participate in a work or a family activity when under simultaneous role demands.
We are examining the impact of racial stereotypes of Asian Americans on the types of jobs that they might be seen as qualified for.
We are investigating the influence of race and gender on perceptions of competence of diversity trainers.
We have recently examined the impact of stereotype threat on whites. Stereotype threat has traditionally been examined looking at minority groups. We examined whether the performance of whites is also susceptible to stereotype threat. Specifically, we investigated whether making salient a stereotype about whites (of being racist) will influence the performance of whites in an interview setting with a person of color.
ORLJ 4005: Organizational psychology
Introduction to theories and research that underlie the field of organizational psy-chology. Implications and applications in various organizational contexts are considered.
ORLJ 4901: Research and independent study in social-organizational psychology
ORLJ 5040: Research methods in social psychology
Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Representative approaches to practice in the design, conduct, and analysis of research. Fall: Experimental and quasi-experimental design. Spring: Field and survey methods; policy and evaluation research.
ORLJ 6347: Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Motivational issues in organizations
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.
ORLJ 6901: Advanced research and independent study in social-organizational psychology
ORLJ 8900: Dissertation advisement in social-organizational psychology
Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
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