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

Phone: 815-753-0740
E-mail: lbarber@niu.edu  
Homepage: http://www.niu.edu/lbarber
Office: PM 563


Ph.D.: Saint Louis University, 2010


Workplace flexibility and work-home boundary management (work-life balance); workplace stress and health behaviors (specifically sleep), self-regulation/self-control; counterproductive work behaviors; work engagement and burnout; emotional labor (emotion regulation at work); personality in the workplace.


  • PSYC 471 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 485 Independent Study
  • PSYC 615 Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 671 Occupational Health Psychology


  • Barber, L. K., Grawitch, M. J., & Munz, D. C. (in press). Are better sleepers more engaged workers? A self-regulatory approach to sleep hygiene and work engagement. Stress & Health.
  • 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.
  • Grawitch, M. J., Maloney, P., Barber, L. K., & Mooshegian, S. E. (2013). Examining the nomological network of satisfaction with work-life balance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18, 276-289.
  • Barber, L. K., Grawitch, M. J., & Munz, D. C. (2012). Disengaging from a task: Lower self-control or adaptive self-regulation? Journal of Individual Differences, 33, 76-82.
  • Bolton, L. R., Harvey, R. D., Grawitch, M. J., & Barber, L. K. (2012). Counterproductive work behaviors as a response to emotional exhaustion: A moderated mediational approach. Stress and Health, 28, 222-233.
  • Maloney, P. M., Grawitch, M. J., & Barber, L. K. (2012). The multi-factor structure of the Brief Self-Control Scale: Discriminant validity of restraint and impulsivity. Journal of Personality Research, 46, 111-115.
  • Barber, L. K., Grawitch, M. J., Carson, R. L., & Tsouloupas, C. N. (2011). Costs and benefits of supportive versus disciplinary emotion regulation in teachers. Stress and Health, 27(3), e173-e187.
  • 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.
  • Barber, L. K., Munz, D. C., Bagsby, P. G., & Powell, E. D. (2010). Sleep consistency and sufficiency: Are both necessary for less psychological strain? Stress and Health, 26(3), 186-193.
  • Grawitch, M. J., & Barber, L. K. (2010). Work flexibility or non-work support? Theoretical and empirical distinctions for work-life practices. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 62(3), 169-188.
  • 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.
  • Barber, L. K., Munz, D. C., Bagsby, P. G., & Grawitch, M. J. (2009). When does time-perspective matter? Self-control as a moderator between time-perspective and academic achievement. Personality and Individual Differences, 46(2), 250-253.