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Emily Zitek

Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior


Emily Zitek joined the School of Industrial and Labor Relations as an Assistant Professor in 2012. She received her B.A. in psychology from Rice University in 2003 and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University in 2010. She conducts research aimed at understanding the sources and consequences of a person’s sense of entitlement. Her other research interests include gender issues, social hierarchy, stereotyping and prejudice, justice and morality, and sport psychology. Dr. Zitek also has training in statistics. She received a B.A. in statistics from Rice in 2003 and an M.S. in statistics from Stanford in 2008.

Teaching Statement

Professor Zitek teaches Sport Psychology and Social Science Research Methods to undergraduates, and Data Analysis in Practice to graduate students.

Research Statement

My primary interest is to understand the sources and consequences of psychological entitlement. I am also interested in issues related to social hierarchy, gender discrimination, sports, and reactions to positive and negative events (e.g., good or bad luck, rejection, poor performance, etc.).

Service Statement

I am a co-director of the Expo lab. I also enjoy providing ad hoc statistical consulting to ILR students.


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