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Organizational Justice Research Team

Fall 2017 Research Team


Pierre Pegolotti

Elise Duffau

Mariah Velasquez

Carli Fabbri

Erika Dittmore

Robert Lanier

Pricila Madrigal





Thank you to everyone who has participated (in one form or another) in our research! Without your help, we could not complete any of these projects.

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We always can use help, so if the projects below interest you, please participate:

Project 1a. Online Assessment of Attitudes Toward University

This online questionnaire is a short test of a possible online assessment of your attitudes toward SSU. It should take about 15 minutes, but it works best if you access the questionnaire on a larger screen (like a laptop). To begin the study, please go to the internet address below:

Project 1. Undergraduate Mentor Relationships

We are studying gender differences in students' general feelings about undergraduate teaching assistants. This is a particularly important issue now because of recent and future changes in the use of upper division undergraduates in these mentoring roles. Previous research shows that successful student mentor relationships are linked to both academic and career success but research also show that male and female students define successful and unsuccessful mentor relationships in different ways. The central part of this study requires you to read a brief description of a recent student complaint and then answer a set of questions about your reactions. 

If you identify as a female CSU student, please go to the internet address below:

If you identify as a male CSU student, please go to the internet address below:

Project 2. How do you evaluate faculty behavior?

You are invited to participate in a study designed to learn more about how students in the United States and Italy evaluate faculty behavior. To begin the study, please go to the internet address below:

Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research.

(2016-2017 Research Team, Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA)


To learn more about current projects, please click on the relevant title.


Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology

Organizational Justice Lab:

3089 Stevenson Hall
3052c Stevenson Hall