Jessica Sim

industrial organizational psychology master's

Jessica J. Sim, Ph.D.

Interim Program Director, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Department of Psychology

Jessica Sim’s training is in Social Psychology (Ph.D., University of Chicago) and Organizational Behavior (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, INSEAD Business School). Her teaching, research, and service interests reflect the strong overlap between social psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. She enjoys teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and her research examines the impact of prejudice, stereotyping, and social identity from an applied perspective.

Undergraduate Courses
  • PSY 303 Social Psychology
  • PSY 496 Senior Capstone Seminar: Group Dynamics
  • PSY 249/349/449 Research Mentorship
Graduate Courses
  • PSY 511 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 517 Small Group Theory and Process
  • PSY 539 Work Motivation
  • PSY 599 Thesis

Jessica Sim’s research examines the antecedents, consequences, and buffers of prejudice and stereotyping. She is also interested in social identity and the positive and negative consequences of group membership. Her recent projects include stereotype threat in the workplace, individual and institutional sources of prejudice, and international approaches to I/O psychology.

Selected Publications

Kinias, Z., & Sim, J. (2016). Facilitating women’s success in business: Interrupting the process of stereotype threat through affirmation of personal values. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1585-1597.

Sim, J. J., Goyle, A., McKedy, W., Eidelman, S., & Correll, J. (2014). How social identity shapes the working self-concept: The role of psychological utility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 271-277.

Sim, J. J., Correll, J., & Sadler, M. S. (2013). Understanding police and expert performance: When training attenuates (vs. exacerbates) stereotypic bias in the decision to shoot. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 291-304.

Menon, T., Sim, J., Fu, J., H.-Y., Chiu, C.-Y., & Hong, Y.-Y. (2010). Blazing the trail versus trailing the group: Culture and perceptions of the leader’s position. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 113, 51-61.

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