Midori Nishioka

Ph.D. Candidate

Headshot of Midori NishiokaIndustrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Supervisors: Bobocel, R. / Beck, J.

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Research Interests

My research interests center around people's ethical, fair, and safe behaviors at work. For my master's thesis, I worked with Dr. James Beck to examine the conditions under which setting hard goals can lead people to cheat. I have also been involved in multiple projects that focus on other undesirable behaviors at work (e.g., abusive supervision, shortcut behaviors). I am currently working on my doctoral thesis project with Dr. Ramona Bobocel and Dr. James Beck. We are examining when and why managers treat employees in a sensitive manner and provide reasonable explanations for work-related decisions.

Publications

Lacaille, J., Sadikaj, G., Nishioka, M., Carrière, K., Flanders, J., & Knäuper, B. (2018). Daily mindful responding mediates the effect of meditation practice on stress and mood: The role of practice duration and adherence.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(1), 109-122.

Lacaille, J., Sadikaj, G., Nishioka, M., Flanders, J., & Knäuper, B. (2015). Measuring mindful responding in daily life: Validation of the Daily Mindful Responding Scale (DMRS). Mindfulness, 1-15. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-015-0416-5

Selected Conference Presentations

Nishioka, M., Beck, J. W., & Bobocel, D. R. (2020, August). Are managers strategic about behaving fairly? Subordinate uncertainty and manager fairness enactment. In C. T. Varty, & L. J. Barclay (Chairs), Broadening our understanding of "doing justice" in organizations. Symposium conducted at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

Nishioka, M., Phan, V., & Beck, J. W. (2020, April). Go faster! Slow work progress increases shortcut behaviors. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Law, D., Nishioka, M., Beck, J. W., & Brown, D. J. (2019, May). Negative beliefs about accepting coworker help: A latent profile analysis. Poster presented at the 80th annual national convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Phan, V., Nishioka, M., & Beck, J. W. (2019, April). Keeping up at all costs: Goal progress velocity predicts shortcut behaviors. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington, DC.

Nishioka, M., Beck, J. W., & Bobocel, R. (2019, April). When should I be very fair? Managers' fairness enactment in response to volatility. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Washington, DC.

Liang, L., Nishioka, M., Evans, R., Brown, D. J., & Shen, W. (2018, August). Unrequited, unfair, depleted, or unhappy? Meta-analytic tests of mistreatment-CWB mechanisms. In L. Liang, & L. Ferris (Chairs), New developments in counterproductive workplace behavior (CWB) research. Symposium conducted at the 78th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Nishioka, M., & Beck, J. W. (2017, April). Goal-setting and unethical behavior: The journey towards the goal matters. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Nishioka, M., Beck, J. W., & Scholer, A. A. (2017, April). Evidence for an inverse-U relationship between hazards and adverse outcomes. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Awards and Scholarships

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (September 2018-August 2020)
  • RHR Kendall Award from CSIOP (June 2018)
  • SIOP Top Poster Award (April 2018)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (September 2017-August 2018)
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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