The Department of Psychology
Leadership and Motivation Lab
The purpose of the lab is to investigate work behavior using theory and methods from I/O psychology, social psychology, human motivation, and cognitive psychology. Leadership is a prime focus but other areas of interest include employee motivation and performance, stress and burnout, learning, self-regulation, and emotions.
Recent projects include the examination of how leader verbal and nonverbal communications elicit motivational orientations in followers which influence their subsequent work performance, an investigation of rhetoric in political leadership, and the effects of leader emotions, goal orientations, and framing on follower individual and group level performance, and the impact of motivational dispositions on workplace health and learning.
Doctoral, Master, and undergraduate students all play vital roles in helping to design and carry out the psychological research conducted in the lab.
If you are interested in applying to join the lab please e-mail Loren.Naidoo@Baruch.cuny.edu with a resume, an unofficial copy of your academic transcript(s), and a short description of why you would like to work in the lab (e.g., what your goals are).
Past and Current Masters and Undergraduate Students:
Dinah Camilleri **Congratulations to Dinah for being accepted into the Florida Institute of Technology I/O PhD program!**
Clemente Diaz **Congratulations to Clemente for being accepted into the Brooklyn College I/O MA program!**
Andrea Gaye **Congratulations to Andrea for being accepted into the U. Albany I/O PhD program!**
Debra Hoffman **Congratulations to Debbie for being accepted into the Bowling Green Clinical PhD program!**
Andrew Martins **Congratulations to Andrew for being accepted into the Hofstra I/O PhD program!**
Ozlem Oguz **Congratulations Ozzie for being accepted into the Brooklyn College School Psychology MS program!**
Liuba Phillips **Congratulations to Liuba for being accepted into the Hofstra I/O PhD program!**
Christy Smith**Congratulations to Christy for being accepted into the I/O PhD program at Colorado State!**
QiQi (Tracy) Zhang