Mike Christian’s research focuses on understanding how motivation self-control and other self-regulatory processes affect our behavior at work. Recently, he has examined the effects of sleep deprivation on deviant behavior in the workplace, and how hybrid reward systems motivate teams.
Dr. Christian also has an ongoing interest in human resource management. He has worked with organizations, including the Tucson Police Department and the South Central Public Health Training Center, on issues concerning employee selection, promotion and training.
The Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes have published his research.
Dr. Christian received his PhD in management from the University of Arizona, his master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Tulane University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.