Enrica Ruggs

Enrica Ruggs
Colvard 4046

Ph.D. in Psychology, Rice University

M .S. in Psychology, St. Mary’s University

B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in English, Prairie View A&M University   

Curriculum Vitae

Favorite Articles:
Darley, J. M., & Batson, C. D. (1973). "From Jerusalem to Jericho": A study of situational and dispositional variables in helping behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 27, 100-108.

King, E. B., Shapiro, J. R., Hebl, M. R., Singletary, S. L., & Turner, S. (2006). The stigma of obesity in customer service: A mechanism for remediation and bottom-line consequences of interpersonal discrimination. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 579-593.

Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1998). The validity and utility of selection methods in personnel psychology: Practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research findings. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 262-274.

Research Interests:
Broadly speaking, my research interests focus around identifying and understanding the phenomena of prejudice, discrimination, and bias against stigmatized groups (e.g., women, obese individuals, transsexual individuals). I am particularly interested in the effects of these phenomena in organizational settings, and studying potential remediation strategies against negative impacts of these attitudes and behaviors.