College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eden B King

Eden B King

Eden B King

Associate Professor

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Dealing with and preventing discrimination in the workplace.

Dr. Eden King joined the faculty of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at George Mason University after earning her Ph.D. from Rice University in 2006. Dr. King is pursuing a program of research that seeks to guide the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. Her research, which has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, Perspectives of IO Psychology, and Group and Organization Management, integrates organizational and social psychological theories in conceptualizing social stigma and the work-life interface. This research addresses three primary themes: 1) current manifestations of discrimination and barriers to work-life balance in organizations, 2) consequences of such challenges for its targets and their workplaces, and 3) individual and organizational strategies for reducing discrimination and increasing support for families. In addition to her academic positions, Dr. King has consulted on applied projects related to climate initiatives, selection systems, and diversity training programs, and she has worked as a trial consultant. She is currently the Associate Editor at the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology.  She is also on the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Journal.

Dissertations Supervised

Matthew Stephen Kendra, Mental Illness Symptoms and Mental Illness Stigma: A Test of Bidirectional Influences (2012)

Kristen Price Jones, From Baby Bump to Stressful Slump: An Episodic Model of Identity Management Behaviors in Pregnant Employees (2013)

Veronica L. Gilrane, Behavioral Correlates of Metastereotypes: the Relationship Between Impression Management and Supervisor Perceptions of Women in STEM (2013)

Tracy McCausland, Chronological Age and Training Outcomes: Examining Psychological Processes and Cognitive Ability (2014)

Amanda Anderson, Individual and Organizational Strategies to Reduce Hiring Discrimination Against Mothers (2015)

Alex Lindsey, Explaining for Whom, How, When, and Why Diversity Training Works (2016)

Afra Ahmad, Context Matters: Uncovering Factors Influencing Charges of Religious Workplace Discrimination (2016)

Isaac Sabat, Disclosure Dissonance: The Impact of Behavioral, Attitudinal, and Environmental Inconsistencies on Identity Management Outcomes (2016)