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


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.


  • 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


  • 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., & Santuzzi, A. M. (in press). Please respond ASAP: Workplace telepressure and employee recovery.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
  • Budnick, C., & Barber, L. K. (in press). Behind sleepy eyes: Implications of sleep loss for employee cognition. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
  • 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.
  • 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., & 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., & 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.