Jerald Jellison

  • Professor of psychology, retired, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (858) 720-8207

Expertise Summary

Psychologist specializing in workplace psychology, human motivation and personal change


  • interpersonal relations
  • psychological perspectives on social issues
  • psychological dynamics of the workplace
  • psychological dimensions of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • effects of stereotyping in everyday life
  • social pressure to conform
  • racial and ethnic hatred
  • hate crimes
  • resistance to change
  • psychology and business
  • motivation and leadership
  • willpower and self-discipline
  • lying and deceit
  • extreme behavior (e.g. mob psychology)

Additional Information

  • Author, Overcoming Resistance: A Practical Guide to Producing Change in the Workplace (1993) and I’m Sorry I Didn’t Mean to and Other Lies We Love to Tell (1977)