I am an organizational behavior researcher, and currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Management Department. My research focuses on a variety of topics including rudeness, cognition and psychological resilience. My work has been published in Pediatrics and The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Prior to starting the Ph.D. program, I received my Masters in Social-Organizational Psychology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and my Bachelor of Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Additionally, before relocating to the US for my Ph.D. I worked as an organizational consultant for two years in Israel.
Ph.D. in Business Administration, 2020
University of Florida
M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology, 2014
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
B.A. in Psychology, 2011
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Riskin, A., Bamberger, P., Erez, A., Riskin-Guez, K., Riskin, Y., Sela, R., Foulk, T.A., Cooper, B., Ziv, A., Pessach-Gelblum, L. & Bamberger, E.
Published March 2019, in Pediatrics
Riskin, A., Bamberger, P., Erez, A., Foulk, T.A., Cooper, B., Peterfreund, I., Sheps, J., Wilhelm-Kafil, M., Riskin, Y., Riskin-Guez, K., & Bamberger, E.
Published March 2019, in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Papers currently under Revise and Resubmit status
In the past few years, rude behavior has proliferated to become a commonplace occurrence in the workplace. In this paper we demonstrate the devastating effects that rude behavior can have on critical decision-making, including diagnostic performance on the part of physicians. While previous research has suggested that rudeness can cause diagnostic errors, the processes by which rudeness causes these errors has been left unclear. The findings of this stream of research can allow organizational behavior researchers and practitioners to better inform managers, policy makers, and clinicians on how to mitigate some of the effects of rudeness on performance. Importantly, performance decrements caused by rudeness are preventable as shown by multiple interventions designed and tested in this paper, giving managers and clinicians the power to prevent many managerial and medical errors that can significantly affect peoples’ well-being.
In recent years, everyday manifestations of rudeness, such as social rejection and verbal insults, have substantially increased in politics, across work organizations, in our communities, and on social media. At the same time, intergroup conflict and polarization have also been on the rise, manifested as both increased tension between opposite political groups, and hostility directed toward minority groups. In this paper we demonstrate that exposure to even mild incidents of rudeness exacerbates intergroup bias, leading witnesses of rudeness to harm out-group members both passively and actively.
I have experience teaching and training a variety of audiences (e.g., graduate and undergraduate students, practitioners). I am well prepared to teach courses and lead workshops on organizational behavior and human resource management, as well as more specific subjects such as cognition, psychological resilience, and negotiations.
My experiences have helped me develop three broad principles that guide my approach to teaching:
MAN 3401 Human Resource Management (Fall 2018)
Teacher Rating 4.60\5; Department avg. 4.26\5
MAN 3240 Organizations: Structure and Behavior (Fall 2017)
Teacher Rating 4.62\5 ; Department avg. 4.33\5
Summer Workshops in Advanced Research Methods (SWARM, hosted by Tel-Aviv University)
Ph.D. and Junior Faculty workshop, June 2019
Lecturer: Prof. Mo Wang
MAN 7108 Seminar on Research Methods
Ph.D. seminar, Fall 2018
Lecturer: Prof. Mo Wang
MAN 5245-6 Organizational Behavior
Graduate level class, Fall 2015 – Spring 2019
Lecturer: Prof. Amir Erez