Professor and Chair, Psychology
Sarah Moore’s main areas of study include industrial-organizational psychology and psychological measurement. She has been working on the health, social, and psychological effects on staff in an insecure work environment. With Professor Leon Grunberg, she spent two decades studying current and former employees at Boeing Commercial during several cycles of layoffs, mergers, and companywide change. Supported by two rounds of National Institutes of Health funding, the work resulted in two co-written books: Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers (Yale University Press, 2010), and Emerging From Turbulence: Boeing and Stories of the American Workplace Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). The research findings included not only the views and reactions of staff, but those of managers who, at times, had to communicate bad news. Moore has also investigated work-home integration and conflict, the unique work stressors experienced by managerial women, and generational work differences and similarities. Moore has also researched and written about alcohol, depression, sleeplessness, and other factors in the workplace. Articles include the co-authored “The Relationship between Work and Home: Examination of White and Blue-Collar Generational Differences in a Large U.S. Organization,” in Psychology: Scientific Research (2014); and Generational Differences in Workplace Expectations: A Comparison of Production and Professional Workers,” in Current Psychology (2015).