Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Rebecca Malatesta, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Student Success Coordinator/Chief Academic Adviser
Internship/Field Experience Coordinator
Office: 107 Pryale Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2693
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Major Field
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University, 1995
MA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University, 1993
BA, Psychology, Central Michigan University, 1989

PSY 1000 – Introductory Psychology
PSY 2000 – Success in the Psychology Major
PSY 2500 - Research Design in Psychology
PSY 2510 – Statistics in Psychology
PSY 2350 – Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 3330 – Social Cognition
PSY 3340 – Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 3500 - Tests and Measurement
PSY 4930 – Internship/Field Experience

Research Interests

  1. My primary research interest is in the predictors and consequences of organizational commitment. In particular, I am interested in how commitment is affected by perceptions of procedural and distributive justice, and contributes to organizational citizenship behaviors and turnover intentions.
  2. As I have become more involved in academic advising, a side interest is transfer student experiences.