Undergraduate institution: Tufts University
My research interests primarily lie within the area of the work and family. While I have done a fair amount of research on work-family conflict (how work and family demands come into conflict with one another), my main focus has been on work-family enrichment (how resources from one role can help improve outcomes in the other). In my master’s thesis, I examined the processes through which people experience family-to-work enrichment on a daily basis. I found that when people receive support from their romantic partners, they tend to start the next day with greater levels of positive affect and self-efficacy, and in turn are more likely to engage in proactive work behaviors that day. Beyond work-family, I am also interested in research on psychological recovery experiences, such as psychological detachment and relaxation, and the implications that they have for employee well-being.
Representative Publications and Presentations:
Gisler, S., Gray, B., Roman, J., Rothstein, E. (2018).Tip-topics for students: Do We Practice What We Preach? Maintaining Work–Life Balance as an I-O Graduate Student. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 55(4), 42-48.
Rothstein, E.G,Patel, K. R., Giorgini, V. D., Steele, L. M., & Watts, L. L. (April, 2018). The facilitative effects of competition, workload, and timeframe on planning. Poster presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Watts, L. L., Medeiros, K. E., McIntosh, T. J., Mulhearn, T. J., Patel, K. R., & Rothstein, E.G. (April, 2018). Biases in ethical decision making: A nomological network. Poster presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Rothstein, E. G.,Shockley, K. M., Boyd, E. M., & Yuan, Z. (2017, April). Not all Work-Family Conflicts are Created Equal: An Episodic Analysis. Poster presented at the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
Hazlett, E. A., Rothstein, E. G.,Ferreira, R., Silverman, J. M., Siever, L. J., & Olincy, A. (2015). Sensory gating disturbances in the spectrum: similarities and differences in schizotypal personality disorder and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research, 161, 283 290.