The Department of Psychology
Phone: (646) 312-3834
I received my MA and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron in 2005. In 1998 I received my BSc from McGill University where my research training was in Social Psychology and Social Cognition. I have taught courses in Organizational Surveys, Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Motivation, and Psychometrics, varyingly at undergraduate, MS/MBA, international executive MS (Singapore, Taiwan), and doctoral levels. I am currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
My consulting experience includes work in the areas of training and assessment, performance management, and survey design, in organizations in both the US and Canada. I specialize in the application of advanced psychometric and statistical methods to measurement issues in organizations.
My approach to research in I/O Psychology flows from my training in the more basic experimental social cognitive perspective. In general, I am interested in understanding human behavior in work contexts by making use of social psychological and social cognitive theories. My research concerns a variety of organizational phenomena including leadership, motivation, burnout, organizational justice, performance appraisal, self-regulation, decision making, and attitude measurement.
Much of my recent research has focused on leadership processes. I conceptualize leadership as a form of social influence that involves characteristics of the leader, of the follower, of the leader-follower dyad, and of the overall social context in which leadership takes place. One specific research interest is the emotional and motivational aspects of leader-follower relationships, an exciting and burgeoning area of research in I/O Psychology.
Current projects include: 1) the examination of how leader verbal and nonverbal communications elicit motivational orientations in followers which influence their subsequent work performance, 2) examining the implications of differences in dyadic leader-follower relationships within work teams on team performance and development, 3) the effects of individual motivational dispositions on workplace health and learning.
Students interested in joining my lab are encouraged to contact me:
Loren J. Naidoo, PhD
Psychology Department, Box B8-215
Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010
Representative Publications & Works in Progress
Naidoo, L. J., DeCriscio, A. A., Brandman, H. R., Manipella, A., Ryan, M., & Youdim, J. (2012). The 2 X 2 model of goal orientation and burnout: The role of approach/avoidance dimensions of goal orientation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23, 766-774.
LaPierre, L. M., Naidoo, L. J., & Bonaccio, S. (2012). Leaders’ relational self-concept and followers’ task performance: Implications for mentoring provided to followers. The Leadership Quarterly, 23, 766-774.
Naidoo, L. J., Scherbaum, C. A., Goldstein, H. A., & Graen, G. B. (2011). A longitudinal examination of the effects of LMX, ability, and differentiation on team performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 347-357.
Naidoo, L. J., Walters, N. E., Lord, R. G., & Dubois, D. (2010). Seeing is retrieving: Recovering emotional content in leadership ratings. The Leadership Quarterly, 21, 886-900.
Scherbaum, C.A., Putka, D.J., Naidoo, L.J., & Youssefnia, D. (2010). Key driver analyses: Current trends, problems, and alternative approaches. In S. Albrecht (Ed.), Handbook of Employee Engagement. Edward-Elgar Publishing House: Camberley, UK.
Naidoo, L. J. & Lord, R. G. (2008). Speech imagery and perceptions of charisma: The mediating role of positive affect. The Leadership Quarterly, 19, 283-296.
Naidoo, L. J., Scherbaum, C. A., & Goldstein, H. W. (2008). Examining the relative importance of leader-member exchange on team development and performance over their project life-cycle. In G. B. Graen and J. A. Graen (Eds.) Knowledge Driven Corporation: A Discontinuous Model. LMX Leadership: The Series. Volume VI. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Scherbaum, C. A., Naidoo, L. J., & Ferreter, J. M. (2007). Examining component measures of team leader-member exchange (LMX-SLX). In G. B. Graen and J. A. Graen (Eds) New Multinational Network Sharing (pp.129-156). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Yoder, J. D., & Naidoo, L. J, (2006). Psychological research with military women: At the forefront of societal changes. In A . D. Mangelsdorff (Ed.). Psychology in the Service of National Security. Washington, DC: APA Books.
Sterns, A. A., Sterns, H. L., Naidoo, L. J., & Sterns, R. S. Engaging groups with dementia: A field quasi experiment of a new therapeutic activity designed for older adults with dementia. Under Review.
Naidoo, L. J. Cognitive and emotional sensemaking: A model of leader influence focusing on follower approach/avoidance motivation. Working Paper.