Charlotte Fritz

Note: Dr. Fritz will NOT be accepting new graduate students for the Fall 2021 cohort.

Dr. Charlotte Fritz is an Associate Professor in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology and a faculty member within the Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Graduate Training Program at Portland State University (PSU). She graduated with her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 2005, held a position as Assistant Professor in I/O Psychology at Bowling Green State University from 2005 to 2009, and has been at PSU since 2009.

She has studied employees in a variety of industries and countries to better understand what keeps employees happy, healthy, engaged, and productive. Specifically, she examines the interplay between employee experiences at work and those outside of work. For example, how do experiences outside of work (e.g., sleep, mental disengagement from work, relaxation, or mastery experiences) during different types of work breaks (i.e., vacations, weekends, evenings) impact employees in the workplace? Which work experiences and practices impact employee even outside of work? How can employees be supported (e.g., by their supervisors or spouses) in recovery from work demands? How does replenishing energy outside of work impact employee well-being, engagement, and performance in the workplace? How can positively connecting and engaging with work facilitate employee thriving?

Dr. Fritz’s research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. She serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Occupational Health Science, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. She has received research funding from the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (a NIOSH Center of Excellence), and the USDA Forest Service. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and The Oregonian.

Classes Taught
PSY 204 - Psychology as a Social Science
PSY 362 - Organizational Psychology
PSY 516/616 - Advanced Applied Organizational Psychology
PSY 410 - Work, Stress, & Health
PSY 399 - Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Selected Publications
Auten, D. & Fritz, C. (in press). Mental health at work: How mindfulness adds in more ways 
than one. Organizational Dynamics. Advance online publication. 

Debus, M., Fritz, C., & Philipp M. (in press). A story of gains and losses: Intra-individual shifts 
in job characteristics and well-being when transitioning to a managerial role. Journal of Business and Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-018-9604-3

Fritz, C. & Taylor, M. (in press). Detaching from and reattaching to work: The dance of work-
nonwork balance. Organizational Dynamics. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2019.04.010

Shepherd, B. R., Fritz, C., Hammer, L. B., Guros, F., & Meier, D. (in press). Emotional demands 
and alcohol use in corrections: A moderated mediation model. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000114

Sonnentag, S., Eck, K., Fritz, C., & Kühnel, J. (in press). Morning Reattachment to Work and Work 
Engagement During the Day: A Look at Day-Level Mediators. Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0149206319829823

Fritz, C. & Demsky, C. (2019). Nonwork time as individual resource building: A literature review and 
research agenda. In Burke, R. & Richardsen A. (Eds.). Creating psychologically healthy workplaces (pp. 133- 151). Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Demsky, C. A., Fritz, C., Hammer, L. B., & Black, A. (2019). Workplace incivility and 
employee sleep: The role of rumination and recovery experiences. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24, 228 – 240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000116

Fritz, C., Park, Y., & Shepherd, B. R. (2019). Workplace incivility ruins my sleep and yours: 
The costs of being in a work-linked relationship. Occupational Health Science, 3, 1-21. 

Sonnentag, S., & Fritz, C. (2018). Recovery from work. In N. Anderson, D. S. Ones, H. K. Sinangil, & V. Chockalingam (Eds.). Handbook of industrial, work, & organizational Psychology (pp. 471-482). London: Sage.

Fritz, C., Hammer, L. B., Guros, F., Shepherd, B. R., & Meier, D. (2018). On Guard: The Costs 
of Work-Related Hypervigilance in the Correctional Setting. Occupational Health Science, 2, 67-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41542-018-0010-z

Park, Y., Fritz, C., & Jex, S. (2018). Daily cyber incivility and distress: The moderating roles 
of resources at work and home. Journal of Management, 44, 2535-2557. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315576796

Fritz, C., & Crain, T. (2016). Recovery from work and employee sleep: Understanding the role of experiences and activities outside of work. In Barling, J., Barnes, C. M., Wagner, D.T., Carleton, E. L. (Eds.). Sleep and Work (pp. 55-76). New York: Oxford University Press.

Spreitzer, G., Fritz, C., & Lam, C. F. (2016). Sleep and other energy management mechanisms: The engines for sustainable performance at work. In In Barling, J., Barnes, C. M., Wagner, D. T., Carleton, E. L. (Eds.). Sleep and Work (pp. 241-261). New York: Oxford University Press.

Park, Y. & Fritz, C. (2015). Spousal recovery support, recovery experiences, and life satisfaction 
crossover among dual-earner couples. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 557-566. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037894

Sonnentag, S., & Fritz, C. (2015). Recovery from job stress: The stressor-detachment model as 
an integrative framework. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 72-103. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.1924