Ricardo Brooks



Assistant Professor of Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


Ph. D., University at Albany, SUNY, ABD (expected 2024)

Professional Bio

Ricardo Brooks will join the industrial-organizational psychology program at Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the upcoming Fall 2024. Ricardo Brooks is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas, at Arlington. His research focuses on training and development, informal learning, organizational cybersecurity behaviors, and financial insecurity. His research also explores the development, use, and validity of assessments (e.g., situational judgment tests [SJTs] and workplace simulations) for use in training and experimental contexts. He has authored several publications featured in outlets such as the Journal of Business and Psychology and the International Journal of Training and Development.

Representative Publications:

Brooks, R. R., Williams, K.J., & Lee, SY. (2023).  Personal and contextual predictors of information security policy compliance: Evidence from a low-fidelity simulation. Journal of Business and Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-023-09878-8

Randall, J.G., Brooks, R. R., & Heck, M. J. (2022). Formal and informal learning as deterrents of turnover intentions: Evidence from frontline workers during a crisis. International Journal of Training and Development26, 185-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12254

Brooks, R., Danna, G., Le, H., Matyasovszky, G., Nandigama, D., & Randall, J. G. (2021). Attention on the fritz? The influence of information and communication technology on attentional resources. Industrial and Organizational Psychology14(3), 397-400. https://doi:10.1017/iop.2021.88

Brooks, R. R., Matyasovszky, G., & Stack, D. (2021). The influence of UBI on selection: The job seeker and applicant attraction. Industrial and Organizational Psychology14(4), 616-619. https://doi:10.1017/iop.2021.121