Mindy Shoss, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. Dr. Shoss is Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Global Labour Organization, and holds an Honorary Professorship at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Shoss conducts research in the areas of work stress, counterproductive work behavior, job insecurity, and adaptability. She is particularly interested in the impact of economic conditions and the changing nature of work on employee well-being and behavior. She directs the Work Stress in Context Lab (WSC Lab, pronounced “Whisk” to reflect the ever-changing nature of work and organizations), which takes a contextual perspective towards understanding employee well-being and behavior. Dr. Shoss is also PI and Director of the Targeted Research Training Program, which is supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and aims to train the next generation of occupational health professionals to address workplace health and safety. Her research appears in the field’s leading journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. She has received over $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Army Research Institute, and Department of Defense.

Dr. Shoss currently serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. In addition, she sits on the editorial boards of many of the field’s leading journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Occupational Health Science. Dr. Shoss has authored invited articles for Harvard Business Review and London School of Economics Business Review, and has advised the American Psychological Association (APA), the U.S. Congress Future of Work Caucus, and Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) on the future of work. In 2021, she was recognized with the Gwendolyn Puryear Keita Award for Social Justice and the Welfare of Working People, awarded jointly by American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Work, Stress, and Health conference.

She earned a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston, as well as a B.A. from Washington University in Saint Louis with majors in psychology and economics, and a minor in applied statistics and computation. Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Shoss served on the faculty of Saint Louis University.

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Shoss, M. K., Min, H., Horan, K., Schlotzhauer, A. E., Nigam, J. A. S., & Swanson, N. G. (2023). Risking one’s life to save one’s livelihood: Precarious work, presenteeism, and worry about disease exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 28(6), 363–379.
Shoss, M. K., & Vancouver, J. B. (2023). A dynamic, computational model of job insecurity and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication.
Shoss, M. K., Su, S., Schlotzhauer, A. E., & Carusone, N. (2023). Working hard or hardly working? An examination of job preservation responses to job insecurity. Journal of Management49(7), 2387-2414.


Shoss, M. K., & Ciarlante, K. (2022). Are robots/AI viewed as more of a workforce threat in unequal societies? Evidence from the Eurobarometer survey. Technology, Mind, and Behavior: Special Issue in Work, Technology, and Inequality. 


Selenko, E., Bankins, S., Shoss, M. K.Warbuton, J. , & Restubog, S. (2022). Artificial intelligence and the future of work: A functional-identity perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31, 272-279.