Cort W. Rudolph

Associate Professor of Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Saint Louis University


Cort W. Rudolph is an Associate Professor of Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Saint Louis University. He received a B.A. from DePaul University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Cort’s research focuses on a variety of issues related to the aging workforce, including applications of lifespan development theories, wellbeing and work-longevity, and ageism/generationalism. He is a consulting editor for Work, Aging and Retirement and serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.


  • Work & Aging
  • Lifespan Development
  • Occupational Health


  • Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2011

    Wayne State University

  • M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2010

    Wayne State University

  • B.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2006

    DePaul University

Current Projects


Work, Wellbeing, and Coping Behavior in the Time of Covid-19: A Longitudinal Study

A longitudinal study was started in December 2019 to investigate, using monthly data collections from a large national sample in …

Age and Work: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice

“Age and work” is now a mature research area within the field of industrial and organizational psychology and related disciplines. The …

Commuting Stress: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

Commuting is a nearly ubiquitous source of stress for employees. In this project, we aim to systematically review and quantitatively …

Feedback Environment Meta-Analysis

Feedback environment describes the feedback process within organizations. We are conducting a pre-registered meta-analysis of the …

Job Crafting Meta-Analysis

Job crafting involves employees actively changing the cognitive, task, and/or relational boundaries of their jobs (Wrzesniewski & …

Occupational Future Time Perspective (FTP) Meta-Analysis

The employment context is changing. These developments require employees to have a more long-term focus and to anticipate their …

Thriving at Work: A Meta‐Analysis

Thriving at work is defined as a psychological state in which people experience a joint sense of vitality and learning in the …

CTMA Critique

The proper estimation of age, period, and cohort (APC) effects is a pervasive concern for the study of a variety of psychological and …

Recent Publications

Family Demands and Satisfaction with Family Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Based upon theories that describe the process of family stress adaptation, we model changes in family demands and satisfaction with …

Big Five Traits as Predictors of Stressfulness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study examined the Big Five personality traits as predictors of individual differences and changes in the perceived stressfulness …

A Systematic and Critical Review of Research on Respect in Leadership

Respect is an important psychological and interpersonal phenomenon that has been included in various theoretical and empirical …

Generations and Generational Differences: Debunking Myths in Organizational Science and Practice and Paving New Paths Forward

Talk about generations is everywhere and particularly so in organizational science and practice. Recognizing and exploring the ubiquity …

Recent Talks

California State University - San Bernadino

An overview of recent research concerning the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace and beyond.

George Mason University

An overview of recent research concerning the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace and beyond.

Recent Posts

Financial Times Interview

I was recently interviewed by Emma Jacobs of the Financial Times for a piece titled, Do young people really need the office? As is …

SIOP 2021

The SLU SEAL laboratory will be presenting five papers/posters/symposia at the 2021 SIOP Conference! 1. Rudolph, C.W. (2021, April). …

Cross Temporal Meta-Analysis Ignores the Nesting of Studies within Time

Visontay et al. (2020) CTMA Recently, a study by Visontay, Mewton, Sunderland, and Slade (2020) published in Drug and Alcohol …

Generations Science is Bunk


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