The Department of Psychology
Loren J. Naidoo
Phone: (646) 312-3834
Dr. Naidoo received his MA and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron in 2005. In 1998 he received his BSc from McGill University where his research training was in Social Psychology and Social Cognition. Dr. Naidoo is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Dr. Naidoo has taught courses in I/O Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Survey Design, Research Methods, Motivation, Social Psychology, and Psychometrics, varyingly at undergraduate, MS/MBA, international executive MS (Singapore, Taiwan), and PhD levels. He has also taught advanced statistical workshops to practitioners, doctoral students, and faculty on topics including mediation analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling in statistical packages including SPSS, MPLUS, and HLM.
Dr. Naidoo's consulting experience includes work in the areas of training and assessment, performance management, and survey design, in organizations in both the US and Canada. He specializes in the application of advanced psychometric and statistical methods to measurement issues in organizations.
Dr. Naidoo's approach to research in I/O Psychology flows from his training in experimental social cognition. In general, he is interested in understanding human behavior in work contexts by making use of social psychological and social cognitive theories. His research targets a variety of organizational phenomena including leadership, motivation, burnout, employee engagement, organizational justice, performance appraisal, self-regulation, decision making, and attitude measurement.
Much of Dr. Naidoo's recent research has focused on leadership processes. He conceptualizes leadership as a form of social influence that involves characteristics of the leader, of the follower, of the leader-follower dyad, and of the broader 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) exploring the effects of individual motivational dispositions on workplace health, learning, and engagement.
Visit Dr. Naidoo's lab: Social and Cognitive Processes in I/O Psychology Lab
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.