Dr. Nadler runs an active experimental research lab in the Fall, Spring, and Summer and is always looking for talented and motivated students to work as research assistants (Psyc 491). Dr. Nadler’s research mainly focuses on the psychological impact of stereotypes in biased work place decision making (selection, promotion, performance appraisals, and compensation). Although the majority of Dr. Nadler’s studies focus on gender stereotypes, he has also researched sexual harassment, diversity training, stereotype threat, and sexual orientation.
Eye tracking as a predictor of sexual harassment. This study is using eye tracking equipment to track where both men and women look when examining a potential employee and if face oriented versus body oriented gaze is related to attitudes of sexual harassment and other measures of sexism.
Sexual Harassment: Accountability, Orientation, and Training: Preconceptions of the gender and orientation of targets and perpetrators of sexual harassment (SH) impact perceptions of SH. This study attempts to examine ways to reduce this bias while simultaneously examining its sources. Participants are asked to rate a series of ambiguous SH scenarios. Multiple variables are manipulated including the gender of the target and perpetrator, the type of organization in which the events occur, whether or not the participants will be held accountable for their decisions regarding the events, and whether or not the participants have received SH training. Through this study we are hoping to identify whether implicit or explicit bias drives perceptions of SH and whether these biased effects can be reduced through explicit instructions.
Current Research Assistants
Fall 2015 Lab
(From left to right: Hollie and Maya)
Hollie Cocke is a Psychology major minoring in Business and History. Following her graduation from SIUE in May 2016, she plans to pursue a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her main research interests are gender stereotypes in the workplace, gender equity, and the women's leadership gap. She is currently working as an Intern at Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, MO. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, ride bikes, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Maya Gann-Bociek is an undergraduate Psychology major who is minoring in Philosophy. After her graduation in Spring of 2017, She intends on furthering her education and pursing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her primary research interests concern discrimination in the workplace, primarily focusing on racial and gender equity. She is currently employed at Blues City Deli in St. Louis, Missouri, but when she is not working at the deli, Maya does local concert and automotive photography in the St. Louis area. In her free time, she enjoys finding live, local music, watching science fiction movies, playing with her cats and standard poodle, and spending time with her loved ones.
Tori Mahassek graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Speech Pathology, but has decided to change directions and pursue a degree in psychology instead. After completing the required pre-requisites in spring of 2016, Tori plans to apply for the Master’s program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her research interests include internet-based recruitment and employee selection bias. She is currently employed at Early Explorations Too Daycare, but when she does not have her hands full of five one and a half year olds, you can find her spending time with her family and friends. She loves to watch and quote movies, volunteer at the Community Hope Center, and bring Pinterest to life!
Current Research Volunteers
Mallory Maves received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Art from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in December of 2013. She recently began her Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at SIUE in the Fall of 2015. Mallory volunteers her time to academic research at SIUE, and remains heavily involved in research projects. Mallory has presented her research at multiple conferences nation wide in various I/O related topics including: gender bias and stereotypes in the workplace, sexual harassment, employee selection, and student research. Mallory is the adventurous type that can't stand a stationary lifestyle. She loves to try new things, and will never say no to a challenge or a new experience. She spends her free time doing yoga, hiking, camping, enjoying nature, and adding more things to her bucket list.
Anna (Nicki) Connolly
I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in business. I plan to graduate from SIUE in December of 2015, and then I plan to further my education by going to graduate school to obtain my master's in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. Within that field I am interested in research with training techniques, motivation, and gender bias. I am a Human Resource specialist with the Illinois Army National Guard, and have been using the National Guard to improve my leadership skills. Whenever I am not studying for school or training with the Army, I like to be outside either hiking or riding my bike, take part in my sorority's philanthropy events and also Psychology club events, and go to St. Louis Blue's hockey games.