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Faculty and Staff Profile

Robert Sinclair

Professor of Psychology


Office: 418 Brackett Hall
Phone: 656-3931
Email: RSINCLA@clemson.edu
Personal Website: http://robertrsinclair.wix.com/homepage
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Wayne State University 1995

M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Waynes State University 1992

B.A. Psychology
University of Maine at Farmington 1990

 Courses Taught

Psy 2010 Introduction to Psychology
Psy 3100 Advanced Experimental Psychology
Psy 3680 Organizational Psychology
Psy 4710 Psychological Testing
Psy 8620 Organizational Psychology
Psy 8820 Occupational Health Psychology

 Profile

I am a Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, having previously held faculty positions at Portland State University (2000-2008) and the University of Tulsa (1995-1999). I also currently serve as the graduate program coordinator for the Department of Psychology\\\\\\\'s Ph.D. and MS programs. I am a founding member and past-president of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. I currently serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Accident Analysis and Prevention, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. My published work appears in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Accident Analysis and Prevention. I also am editor of four recent volumes including Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice (2013, with Tom Britt), Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis (2012, with Mo Wang and Lois Tetrick), Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Vol. 2 (2012 with Jonathan Houdmont and Stavroula Leka) and Vol. 3 (2014 with Stavroula Leka).

 Research Interests

My research focuses on Occupational Health Psychology - the application of theories and methods of psychology to the study of worker safety, health, and well-being. Most of my current research focuses on (1) economic stressors and health, (2) building organizational climates that enhance worker safety, health, and well-being, and (3) occupational health risks in special populations such as nursing and the military. Please see my personal webpage (linked above) for a detailed description of these research programs and a complete list of my scholarly activities.

 Research Publications

Books

Leka, S., & Sinclair, R. R. (Eds.) (2014). Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice (Volume 3). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sinclair, R. R., & Britt, T. W. (Eds.) (2013). Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Sinclair, R. R., Wang, M., & Tetrick, L. E. (Eds.) (2012). Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis. New York, NY: Routledge.

Houdmont, J., Leka, S., & Sinclair, R. R. (Eds.) (2012). Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice (Volume 2). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Referred Articles

Jennings, K., Sinclair, R. R., & Mohr, C. D. (In Press). Who benefits from family support? Work schedule and family differences. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Baughman, B. C., Basso, M. R., Sinclair, R. R., Combs, D. R., & Roper, B. L. (In Press). Staying on the job: The relationship between work performance and cognition in individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology.

Wright, R. R., Mohr, C. D., Sinclair, R. R., & Yang, L-Q. (In Press). Coping effectively with work stress: Directed coping as a potential mechanism. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Sinclair, R. R., Cheung, J. H., Arpin, S. N., & Mohr, C. D. (In Press). Personal benefits of strong community ties: Health, engagement, and retention. Journal of Community Psychology.

Cheung, J. H., Sinclair, R. R., Shi, J., Wang, M., (In Press). Do job demands of Chinese manufacturing employees predict positive or negative outcomes? A test of competing hypotheses. Stress and Health.

Sliter, K. A., Sinclair, R. R., Cheung, J. H., & McFadden, A. C., (2014). Initial evidence for the buffering effect of physical activity on the relationship between workplace stressors and individual outcomes. International Journal of Stress Management, 21, 348-360.

Sliter, M., Boyd, L., Sinclair, R. R., Cheung, J. H., & McFadden, A. (2014). Inching toward inclusiveness: Diversity climate, interpersonal conflict and well-being in women nurses. Sex Roles, 71, 43-54.

McGurk, D., Sinclair, R. R., Thomas, J., Merrill, J., Bliese, P., & Castro, C. A. (2014). Destructive and supportive leadership in Extremis: Relationships with post-traumatic stress during combat deployments. Military Behavioral Health, 2, 240-256.

Sliter, M., Sinclair, R. R., Zhuang, W., & Mohr, C. D. (2014). Don’t fear the reaper: Effects of trait death anxiety on burnout and engagement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 759-769

Wright, R. R., Mohr, C. D., & Sinclair, R. R. (2014). Conflict on the treatment floor: A qualitative investigation of interpersonal conflict experienced by nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19, 26-37.

Wittmer, J., Sinclair, R. R., Martin, J. E., Tucker, J., Lange, J. (2013). Shared aggression concerns and organizational outcomes: The moderating role of resource constraints. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 370-388.

Martin, J. E., Sinclair, R. R., Lelchook, A., Wittmer, J., & Charles, K. E. (2012). Nonstandard work schedules and retention in the entry-level hourly workforce. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85, 1-22.

Sinclair, R. R., Martin, J. E., & Sears, L. E. (2010). Labor unions and safety climate: Perceived union safety values and retail employee safety outcomes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 1477-1487.

Tucker, J. S., Sinclair, R. R., Mohr, C. D., Adler, A. B., Thomas, J. L., Salvi, A. D. (2009). Stress and counterproductive behavior: Multiple relationships between demands, control, and Soldier indiscipline over time. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14, 257-271.

Cullen, J. C., Hammer, L. B., Neal, M. B., & Sinclair, R. R. (2009). Development of a typology of dual-earner couples caring for children and aging parents. Journal of Family Issues, 30, 458-483.

Tucker, J. S., Sinclair, R. R., Mohr, C. D., Adler, A. B., Thomas, J. L., Salvi, A. D. (2008). A temporal investigation of the direct, interactive, and reverse relations between demand and control and affective strain. Work & Stress, 22, 81-95.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Martin, J. E., Sinclair, R. R., Lelchook, A., Wittmer, J., & Charles, K. E. (2010). Working different shifts and employee retention. Best papers proceedings of the annual conference of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (pp. 206-213). San Diego, CA.

Book Chapters/Encyclopedia Entries

Sinclair, R. R., & Oliver, C. M. (Forthcoming). Hardiness. In S. Rogelberg (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2nd Ed.). London: Sage.

Sinclair, R. R., & Cheung, J. H. (Forthcoming). The right stuff: Individual characteristics that promote resilience. In M. Crane (Ed.). Managing for Resilience: A practical guide for managers seeking to enhance resilience in their employees. Routledge/Psychology Press.

Sinclair, R. R. & Cheung, J. H. (In Press). Occupational health. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Wiley-Blackwell.

Sinclair, R. R., Stanyar, K. R., McFadden, A. C., Brawley, A. M., & Huang, E., (2014). The role of communication in occupational safety and health management. In V. D. Miller & M. E. Gordon (Eds.) Meeting the Challenges of Human Resource Management: A Communication Perspective (pp. 179-191). New York, NY: Routledge.

Sinclair, R. R., & Britt, T. W. (2013). Military resilience: Remaining questions and concluding comments. In R. R. Sinclair & T. W. Britt (Eds.). Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice (pp. 237-251). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Britt, T. W., Sinclair, R. R., & McFadden, A. C. (2013). Introduction: The meaning and importance of military resilience. In R. R. Sinclair & T. W. Britt (Eds.). Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice (pp. 3-17). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Sinclair, R. R., Waitsman, M., Oliver, C. M., & Deese, N. (2013). Personality and psychological resilience in military personnel. In R. R. Sinclair & T. W. Britt (Eds.). Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice (pp. 21-46). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Sinclair, R. R., Probst, T. M., Hammer, L. B., & Schaffer, M. M. (2013). Low income families and occupational health: Implications for work-family conflict research and practice. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper, (Eds.). The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 308-324). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Sinclair, R. R. (2013). Perceiving and responding to job insecurity: The importance of multilevel contexts. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper, (Eds.). The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 176-195). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Sinclair, R. R., Wang, M., & Tetrick, L. E. (2012). Looking toward the future of occupational health psychology research. In R. R. Sinclair, M. Wang, & L. E. Tetrick (Eds.). Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis (pp. 395-414). New York: Psychology Press/Routledge.

Wang, M., Sinclair, R. R., Zhou, L., & Sears, L. E. (2012). Person-centered analysis: Methods, applications, and implications for Occupational Health Psychology. In R. R. Sinclair, M. Wang, & L. E. Tetrick (Eds.). Research Methods in Occupational Health Psychology: Measurement, Design, and Data Analysis (pp. 349-373). New York: Psychology Press/Routledge.

Landsbergis, P., Sinclair, R. R., Dobson, M., Hammer, L. B., Jauregui, M., Olson, R., Schnall, P. L., Stellman, J., & Warren, N. (2011). Occupational health psychology. In Anna, D. (Ed.). The Occupational environment: Its evaluation control and management (3rd Ed.). American Industrial Hygiene Association White Book (pp. 1086-1127). American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Sinclair, R. R., & Charles, K. E. (2011). Non-standard work schedules and retention management. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper, (Eds.) New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Risk (pp. 259-285). Burlington, VT: Gower.

Wang, M., Sinclair, R. R., & Deese, M. N. (2010). Understanding the causes of destructive leadership: A dual process model. In T. Hansbrough & B. Schyns (Eds.). When leadership goes wrong: Destructive leadership, mistakes and ethical failures (pp. 73-97). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Sinclair, R. R., Sears, L. E., Probst, T., & Zajack, M. (2010). A multilevel model of economic stress and employee well-being. In J. Houdmont & S. Leka (Eds.) Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice (pp. 1-20). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

 Links

Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
American Psychological Association
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Bob Sinclair - Google Scholar Report