Howard M. Weiss

Howard M. Weiss

General Information


Professor of Psychology and Chair of the School of Psychology

Research Areas

Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from New York University

404 894-8036
Lab: Work Experience Laboratory
Chair's Office - J S Coon building 157


The main focus of Dr. Weiss’s research is on understanding the experience of working, especially in an immediate, first-person sense. This includes interest in momentary emotional states, immediate focus of attention, mind wandering, etc. Current projects are examining burnout and attention, mind wandering, incivility and problems of inhibition, and the definitions of work and working generally held by people.


  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology  (Fellow)
  • Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
  • National Research Council’s Board on Human Systems Integration

Selected publications

  • Weiss, H. M. and Rupp, D. E. (2011). Experiencing work: An essay on a person-centric work psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 83-97.
  • Beal, D. J., Weiss, H. M., Barros, E. & MacDermid, S. M. (2005) An episodic process model of affective influences on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90,1054-1086.
  • Weiss, H. M. & Cropanzano, R. (1996).  Affective Events Theory: A theoretical discussion of the structure, causes, and consequences of affective experiences at work.  In B. M. Staw and L. L. Cummings (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, Vol. 18 (pp. 1-74).  Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.