Mindy Shoss, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. She joined the UCF faculty in December 2015 after serving on the faculty of Saint Louis University. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston. She also holds a B.A. from Washington University in Saint Louis with majors in Psychology and Economics, and a minor in Applied Statistics and Computation.
Dr. Shoss conducts research in the areas of work stress, counterproductive work behavior, job insecurity, adaptability, and interpersonal interactions at work. 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.
From an application perspective, Dr. Shoss has been actively involved in efforts to apply research in I/O psychology to address issues of burnout and professionalism within medical training environments. Her lab has also worked with several organizations on projects related to employee engagement and workplace culture.
Dr. Shoss is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology, the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity, and the Time Microcommunity. She was a 2015 recipient of an American Psychological Association Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals. She is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology’s Scientific Affairs committee and is incoming chair of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology’s program at the 2017 American Psychological Association Convention.
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