Dr. Loren J. Naidoo received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron in 2005. Dr. Naidoo’s research interests center on the motivational processes involved in leadership, employee engagement and burnout, and employee recognition. Much of his research concerns the verbal and nonverbal behaviors that leaders use to influence their followers’ creativity, risk-aversion, motivation, and job performance. Dr. Naidoo’s research has been published in journals such as The Leadership Quarterly, The Journal of Business and Psychology, and The Journal of Applied Social Psychology. He has consulted for organizations in the USA and Canada in the areas of training and assessment, data analytics, performance management, survey development, and employee recognition. Prior to joining CSUN Dr. Naidoo was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, CUNY, where he taught classes in management and psychology at the undergraduate, M.S., M.B.A. and Ph.D. levels domestically and in international programs in Taiwan and Singapore.

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Naidoo, L. J. (2016). Leader opportunity versus threat verbal framing and nonverbal emotional expressions impact followers' creative performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 27, 869-882.

  • Ph.D. 2005, The University of Akron
  • M.A. 2002, The University of Akron
  • B.S. 1998, McGill University

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