Linda Slowik

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology

Linda Slowik
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 244
Phone: 313-993-1623
Linda Slowik


  • Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Wayne State University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth


In addition to teaching classes related to the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she also teaches statistics, developmental psychology, and social psychology.  Her research focuses on applying theories and principles of motivation to real-world problems, with special focus on how individual differences interact with environmental factors.

She is also interested in the relationship between creativity and affectivity, the motivations of real-world charging behavior of plug-in hybrid vehicle owners, applying motivational theories to improve the experience and outcomes for periodontal patients, and exploring the experience of work stress among financial services employees.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and her Master of Arts and doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University.  Her work has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management Review.  She joined the University in 2004.