I am interested in the stories we tell about our work and lives, and how these narratives shape our experiences, relationships, and views of the world. The narratives I study are inspired by numerous disciplines (organizational behavior, psychology, mythology, education) and take a variety of forms, including archetypes about the meaning of our work roles, life stories that mirror the classic Hero's Journey, mindsets, attributions, and rituals. I am particularly passionate about studying how these narratives can be used to design effective and scalable psychological interventions to help workers - and people more broadly - to find more meaning and improve their well-being.
I also teach organizational behavior in the undergraduate program and I have assisted in the instruction of negotiations, teamwork, and research methods for the MBA and PhD programs.
Rogers, B.A., Chicas, H., Kelly, J.M., Kubin, E., Christian, M.S., Kachanoff, F.J., Berger, J., Puryear, C., Guo, J., McAdams, D.P., Gray, K. (in press). Seeing your life story as a Hero's Journey increases meaning in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [LINK]
Rogers, B.A., Christian, J., Jennings, R. & Lanaj, K. (in press). The Growth Mindset at Work: Will Employees Help Others to Develop Themselves? Academy of Management Discoveries. [LINK]
Nault, K. A., Rogers, B. A., Sezer, O., & Klein, N. (2020). Behavioral insights for minimizing loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Behavioral Science & Policy. [LINK]
Rogers, B.A., Sezer, O., Klein, N. Third-Party Perceptions of Ingratiation Attempts (2nd round R&R- Minor Revisions at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology).
Rogers, B.A., Sezer, O., Watkins, T., DeCelles, K., Norton, M., & Hershfield, H. After-Work Rituals and Well-being. (1st round R&R at Organization Science)
Chawla, N., Gabriel, A.S., Prengler, M.K., Rogers, K.M., Rogers, B.A., Tedder-King, A. & Rosen, C.C.: Post-Partum Coworker Support (1st round R&R at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Special Issue).
Works in Progress
Rogers, B.A., Christian, J.S., Sherf, E., Manager Growth Mindset and Attributions (Data collection).
Rogers, B.A., Christian, M.S., Paradox Mindset and Well-Being (Data collection).
Ong, M., Sonday, L., Rogers, B.A., Walker, O., Meaning of Work Over Life (Data collection).
Christian, M.S., Rogers, B.A., Energy Crafting and Interoceptive Awareness (Data collection).
Title: Distressing but Meaningful: The Buffering Effect of Role Meaning Archetypes.