Social Science: Leadership, Organizational Behavior

Department: Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Supervising Faculty Members: Professor Eileen Chou

Specialization: Leadership, Organizational Behavior

Research Focus: My research focuses on the organizational, social, and psychological forces that regulate individual and group behavior. My research approach integrates several behavioral regulators, including incentives (economics), structure (organizational theory), and person-context fit (social psychology). ). For instance, I investigate how people can (ironically) decrease their economic risks by putting themselves in a more rather than a less vulnerable position.

Job Description: The student’s role includes preparing and conducting lab experiments, coding videos, entering data, and attending lab meetings. The student is also highly encouraged to work on his/her own research project under my supervision.

Required Skills, Courses, Resources, or Background:  Computer experience, analytical skills, and ability to work with a team preferred. I prefer someone who is familiar with SPSS. However, this is not a requirement.

Training: No prior training/certification required. Student will be asked to complete IRB certification training after being hired.

What You Will Learn: This is a great opportunity for the student to become familiar with the research process. As a research assistant of this lab, the student will receive hands-on training in social psychology and business management. S/He will also partake in the development of theoretical discoveries and the advancement of scientific knowledge.