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Emily Zitek
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Emily Zitek

Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior


Emily Zitek joined the School of Industrial and Labor Relations 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. Professor 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

Professor Zitek studies topics such as the sources and consequences of psychological entitlement, why hierarchies are a prevalent form of organizing, how people react to positive and negative events (e.g., good or bad luck, rejection, poor performance, etc.), stereotyping and discrimination in various domains, and factors that affect people’s participation and performance in sports.

Service Statement

Professor Zitek is the director of the Expo Lab and advisor for club Ultimate Frisbee and club softball. She also enjoys providing ad hoc statistical consulting to ILR students.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Emily Zitek. 2019. Give Them an Inch, and They’ll Expect a Mile: The Effects of Authority Leniency on Subordinate Entitlement. in Advances in Group Processes. UK: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019. Shane R. Thye, Edward J. Lawler . (117-139)