My research focuses on occupational health psychology, emphasizing the role of organizational climate as a cause of stressful workplace experiences and their effect on organizational and individual well-being; mistreatment of workers who are marginalized, less powerful, and/or underrepresented in organizations; the underrepresentation of marginalized workers in the IO psychology literature; organizational commitment and its development; measurement of workplace-critical psychological constructs.

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Academic Articles44
  • Hernandez, T. R., Bergman, M. E., & Liu, S. (2020). Why is training the only answer?. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 13(2), 147-153.
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  • Liu, S., Bergman, M. E., & Hernandez, T. R. (2020). Recommendation: Add a competency on diversity and inclusion. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 13(1), 84-89.
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  • Bergman, M. E. (2019). Civility, anti-racism, and inclusion. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 12(4), 412-418.
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  • Bergman, M. E. (2019). Ending harassment is about changing power structures more than providing training. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 12(1), 42-47.
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  • Bergman, M. E., & Payne, S. C. (2018). Interdisciplinary collaborations facilitate safety climate research. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 56, 204-208.
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  • Payne, S. C., Bergman, M. E., Keiser, N. L., & Xu, X. (2017). Safety climate of small-to-medium enterprises. Safety Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). (pp. 93-120). CRC Press.
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  • Bergman, M. E., Benzer, J. K., & Henning, J. B. (2012). The role of individual differences as contributors to the development of commitment. Commitment in Organizations: Accumulated Wisdom and New Directions. (pp. 217-252).
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Conference Papers8
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Texas A&M University; Psychology; 4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235