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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Deborah RuppDeborah E. Rupp

Professor and William C. Byham Chair in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 2114

E-mail: ruppd@purdue.edu
Telephone: (217) 390-3048

Degree: Ph.D. Colorado State University, 2002

Elected/Appointed Positions:

  • Purdue University Research Integrity Officer
  • SIOP Representative to the United Nations
  • SIOP Publications Officer
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Management

Research Interests:

  • Workplace Bias and Employment-Related Legal Issues
  • Organizational Justice, Behavioral Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Humanitarian Work Psychology
  • Emotions in the Workplace, Emotional Labor
  • The Assessment Center Method, Technology in Assessment, Legal Issues in Assessment
  • Cross-Cultural Issues Related to Workplace Justice and Assessment
  • The Science of Organizational Science, Publication Ethics

Relevant Links:

Reprints of Articles

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Google Scholar Page

Research Gate Page

Our Graduate Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Krannert School of Management, OBHR Area

Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations


Supporting Social Science on Capitol Hill

Stories of Research to Reality--Social Science Space

Defending Org Research--Chicago Tribune

Workplace Justice--FABBS Foundation

Fairness--Virtue or Vice?--Psychology Today

Editor Ethics

Editor Ethics Press Release

Editor Ethics Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Current Students:

  • Brett Guidry
  • Drew Mallory
  • William Brice

Former Students:

Sample of Recent Publications*:

*see reprints link above for full list

Thornton, G. C., Rupp, D. E., & Hoffman, B. (2015). Assessment Center Perspectives for Talent Management Strategies. New York: Routlege.

Grandey, A. Dieffendorf, J., Rupp, D. E. (2013). Emotional labor in the 21st century: Diverse perspectives on emotion regulation at work (Eds.). New York, New York: Routledge.

Rupp, D. E. & Mallory, D. B. (2015). Corporate social responsibility: Psychological, person-centric, and progressing. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, 211-236.

Jones, D. A. & Rupp, D.E. (in press). Social responsibility IN and OF organizations: The psychology of corporate social responsibility among organizational members. In Anderson, Ones, Sinangil, & Viswesvaran (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology, 2nd Edition. Sage.

Rupp, D. E., Shao, R., Jones, K., & Liao, H. (2014). The utility of a multifoci approach to the study of organizational justice: A meta-analytic investigation into the consideration of normative rules, moral accountability, bandwidth-fidelity, and social exchange, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 159-185.

Grandey, A., Rupp, D. E., & Brice, W. (2015). Emotional labor threatens decent work: A proposal to eradicate emotional display rules. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 770-785.

Monteith, M., Burns, M.D., Rupp, D.E., Mihalec-Adkins, B. (2015). Out of work and out of luck? Layoffs, system justification, and hiring decisions for people who have been laid off. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 77-84.

Rupp, D. E., Shao, R., Thornton, M. A., Skarlicki, D. (2013). Applicants’ and employees reactions to corporate social responsibility: The moderating effects of first-party justice perceptions and moral identity. Personnel Psychology, 66, 895-933.

Mallory, D. B. & Rupp, D. E. (in press). Emotional labor: A person-centric perspective. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs, Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications, 3rd Edition. Gilford.

Rupp, D. E. (2011). An employee-centered model of organizational justice and social responsibility. Organizational Psychology Review, 1, 72-94.

Santuzzi, A. M., Waltz, P. R., Rupp, D. E., Finkelstein, L. M. (2014). Invisible disabilities: Unique challenges for employees and organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 204-219.

Rupp, D. E., & Williams, C. A. (2011). The efficacy of regulation as a function of psychological fit: A re-evaluation of hard and soft law in the age of new governance. Theoretical Inquires in Law, 12(2), 581-602.

Kwon, K. W., Rupp, D. E., (2013). High-performer turnover and firm performance: The moderating role of human capital investment and firm reputation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 129-150.

Shao, R., Rupp, D. E., Skarlicki, D. P., Jones, K. S. (2013). Employee justice across cultures: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Management, 39, 263-301.

Weiss, H. & Rupp, D. E. (2011). Experiencing work: An essay on a person-centric work psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 83-97.

Skarlicki, D., & Rupp, D. E. (2010). Dual processing and organizational justice: The role of rational versus experiential processing in third party reactions to workplace mistreatment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 944-952.