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, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly.


  • 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

An Operational Integration of Lifespan Development Theories

Lifespan theories seek to explain the ways that individuals manage their development, staying healthy and content amidst age-related …

Raw Data + Analysis Code > Descriptive Statistics

Murphy (2021) argues that the increasing complexity of data-analytic methods in the organizational sciences has led to a number of …

Researching Employee Experiences and Behavior in Times of Crisis: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations and Implications for Human Resource Management

Over the past two years, numerous empirical studies in the fields of human resource management, organizational behavior, and …

Feedback Environment: A Meta-Analysis

Feedback environment reflects the perceptions of the contextual, day-to-day feedback process within supervisor-subordinate …

Individual Differences and Changes in Self-Reported Work Performance During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The goal of this longitudinal study was to examine how three dimensions of self-reported work performance, including task proficiency, …

Recent Talks

University of Toronto

The notion of “generations” as discrete age-based groupings and the idea of “generational differences” in all sorts of everyday …

Central Michigan University

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

2021 EAWOP Virtual Conference

Based on the proposition that perceived leadership behaviors and employee wellbeing may be mutually reinforcing, we develop and test a …

California State University - San Bernardino

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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