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Ryan Ann Marie Ryan
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Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO 1987
Masters UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO 1986
Bachelors XAVIER UNIVERSITY 1983
Primary Program: Organizational
333 Psychology
(517) 353-8855
ryanan@msu.edu


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The Diversity Research Group Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, Christine M. Y. Kermond, Abdifatah A. Ali, Danielle D. King, Marissa Mann, Emily Pacic
On a broad level, we study diversity in the workplace. Specifically, we seek to understand how diversity interacts with other elements of the workplace, how and why members of various social identities manage their identity in a work context, the conditions under which certain identity management strategies are adopted, and the consequences of adopting such strategies. Our studies also focus on how diverse individuals experience discrimination in their attempts to enter and remain within the workforce and how this discrimination can be reduced. Currently, a number of our projects focus on the identity management strategies of job seekers of potentially stigmatized groups to answer questions such as: What strategies do individuals employ when they are concerned about facing discrimination in employment contexts? How do these strategies impact their job seeking behaviors? How do these strategies affect the effectiveness of their job search and employment outcomes? How can organizations design hiring processes to reduce the potential for unconscious bias and discrimination? We have completed or have in progress studies focusing on individuals from a diversity of backgrounds: female job applicants for male-dominated jobs, religious minorities (women who wear the hijab, Atheists) and majorities (Christian employees), individuals with physical and psychological disabilities, younger and older job-seekers, LGB employees, and others.
Personality and the Workplace Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, Marissa Mann, Patrick Wadlington (Birkman International), Fabian Elizondo (Birkman International),
This group is currently collecting data to examine the relationship of personality traits to the management of work-life boundaries, job embeddedness, beliefs about the malleability of personality, and other topics.
Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research PI: Dr. Frederick Leong
Our primary mission is to generate and apply psychological science to increase our understanding of multicultural issues in both domestic and international contexts.
Cross-culture Family and Work Behavior Study Dr. Frederick Leong, Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, JoAnn Lin, Dr. Hannah Nguyen, Morgan Showler
Scholars have long studied cultural differences on traits such as familism, collectivism-individualism, traditionality, and interpersonal relatedness. However, very few studies have linked these cultural differences in traits to other outcomes. This study develops a comprehensive model to examine how these traits might predict several individual and interpersonal outcomes such as self construal, interdependence with family, family conflict, perceptions on leadership, etc, and how these links vary across cultures. Currently, data have been or will be collected via questionnaires from several locations in US and Asia. Findings from this study would enhance theoretical understanding on cultural differences in the relationships between individual traits, and family and work behavior. They could also provide practical insights into how to better manage employees from different cultures.


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