Kathryn BellLarissa Barber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 815-753-0740
E-mail: lbarber@niu.edu  
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/niu-ohs-lab/home 
Office: PM 563

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: Saint Louis University, 2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS

How workers manage the work-life interface (boundary management, work-life conflict, work-life balance, technology use/telepressure); the role of sleep in reducing stress and improving self-regulation; individual differences and organizational factors affecting counterproductive workplace behaviors.

FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES

  • PSYC 434 Industrial-Organizational Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYC 471 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 489 Internship in Psychology
  • PSYC 605 Research Ethics & Professional Issues in Organizations
  • PSYC 615 Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 623 Occupational Health Psychology

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                             

  • Barber, L. K., Taylor, S. T., Burton, J. P. & Bailey, S. F. (2017). A self-regulatory persepective of work-to-home undermining spillover/crossover: Examining the roles of sleep and exercise. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online ahead of print. doi: 10.1037/apl0000196. 
  • Barber, L. K., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2017). Telepressure and college student employment: The costs of staying connected across social contexts. Stress & Health, 33(1), 14-23.
  • Smit, B. W., & Barber, L. K. (2016). Psychologically detaching despite high workloads: The role of attentional processes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21(4), 432-442.
  • Barber, L. K., & Budnick, C. J. (2015) Turning molehills into mountains: Sleepiness increases workplace interpretive bias. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36(3), 360-381.
  • Barber, L. K., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Please respond ASAP: Workplace telepressure and employee recovery. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20(2), 172-189.
  • Barber, L. K., & Jenkins, J. S. (2014). Creating technological boundaries to protect bedtime: Examining work-home boundary management, psychological detachment, and sleep.Stress & Health, 30, 259-264.
  • Barber, L. K., Barnes, C. M., & Carlson, K. D. (2013). Random and systematic error effects of insomnia on survey behavior.Organizational Research Methods, 16, 616-649.
  • Barber, L. K., & Munz, D. C. (2011). Consistent-sufficient sleep predicts improvements in self-regulatory performance and psychological strain.Stress and Health, 27(4), 314-324.
  • Grawitch, M. J.,Barber, L. K., & Justice, L. (2010). Rethinking the work-life interface: It’s not about balance, it’s about resource allocation. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 2(2), 127-159.