Faculty & Staff

Professor Eros Desouza

Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PSY 390.Sec 013 Advanced Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 499.Sec 013 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • PSY 287.Sec 013 Independent Study
  • PSY 290.Sec 013 Special Projects:Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 291.Sec 013 Special Projects:Undergraduate Teaching
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • I infuse cultural issues in all of my courses (e.g., Personality, Senior Seminar, and Psychology of Diversity); my teaching philosophy is that we build knowledge by thinking, talking, writing, and evaluating current knowledge. For graduate courses I have a dual role. That is, I begin by reviewing key points. Then, I will become a group facilitator, with the class as a whole being in charge of the discussions.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • My current research is on workplace prejudice and discrimination based on gender, race-ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability, through a multicultural and cross-cultural perspective, which enlarges the range of hypothesis testing.
  • Post-Doc Negotiation and Dispute Resolution - 1992
  • Stanford University - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Stanford, California
  • Ph D Community Psychology - 1990
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • MS Guidance & Counseling - 1985
  • Missouri State University
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • BA Psychology - 1983
  • Missouri State University
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Olson, M.D., & DeSouza, E.R. (2017). The influence of sociocultural factors on college students’ attitudes toward sexual minorities. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, XLIV(4), 75-96.
  • Schneider, K. T., Wesselmann, E. D., & DeSouza, E. R. (2017). Confronting subtle workplace mistreatment: The importance of leaders as allies. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1051. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01051

  • Schmitt, D. P., et al. (2017). Narcissism and the Strategic Pursuit of Short-Term Mating: Universal Links across 11 World Regions of the International Sexuality Description Project-2. Psychological Topics, 26 (1), 89-137.
  • DeSouza, E. R., Wesselmann, E. D., & Ispas, D. (2017). Workplace Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities: Subtle and Not-so-subtle. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34, 121-132. DOI: 10.1002/CJAS.1438
  • Wesselmann, E. D., Grzybowski, M. R., Steakley-Freeman, D. M., DeSouza, E. R., Nezlek. J. B., & Williams. K. D. (2016). Social exclusion in everyday life. In P. Riva & J. Eck (Eds.) Social Exclusion: Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Reducing Its Impact (pp. 3-23). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Schneider, K. T., Desouza, E. R., & Durst, R. N. (2015). Links between workplace spirituality, job-related attitudes, and value fit in a non-profit agency. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
  • Wesselmann, E. D., & DeSouza, E. R. (Guest editors). (2015). Bringing the psychology of religion and spirituality into community psychology. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 43, 163-164.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Olson, M.D., & DeSouza, E.R. (2017). The Influence of Sociocultural Factors on Millennial Students’ Attitudes toward Gay Males.
  • DeSouza, E. R., & Olson. M. (2017, May). Coming Out in the Classroom: Still an Occupational Hazard? A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Students’ Perceptions. Paper presented at the 29th annual conference of the Association of Psychological Science annual convention, Boston, MA.
  • Han, S., Braswell, G, DeSouza, E. R., & Rivadeneyra, G. (2016, October). Critical Reflection on Teaching and Addressing Diversity in the Classroom: Philosophy, Pedagogy, and More. 2016 Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference: Uniting to Challenge Systems of Oppression. Illinois State University, Normal, Il.
  • Wesselmann, E. D., & DeSouza, E. R. (organizers). (2014, May). Brining the psychology of religion & spirituality into community psychology. Symposium at the meeting for the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Red Tassel Mortar Certificate/Award of Faculty Appreciation
  • 2012