Meet the Lab
The Leadership, Ethics, & Creativity (LEC) Lab is a collaborative research group directed by Dr. Logan Watts in the Department of Psychology at Baruch College. With support from a team of graduate students and undergraduate research assistants, the mission of the LEC Lab is to incrementally increase our knowledge of leadership, ethics, creativity, and wherever these areas overlap.
Logan L. Watts, PhD
Dr. Watts is an Assistant Professor of I/O Psychology at Baruch College, CUNY. He earned his Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Oklahoma with a major emphasis in I/O Psychology and a minor in quantitative research methods. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topics of leadership, ethics, creativity, and narrative-based cognition in outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Creativity Research Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics. His research focuses on identifying strategies for improving ethical leadership and enhancing creative problem-solving capabilities.
Kajal is a first-year doctoral student in the I/O Psychology Ph.D. program at Baruch College. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a specialization in I/O Psychology and minor in Human Resource Management from The College of New Jersey. Her research interests include recruitment, selection, and leadership.
Ethan is a second-year doctoral student in the I/O Psychology Ph.D. program at Baruch College. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Tufts University, and his research interests include work-family enrichment and leadership.
Recent LEC Lab Presentations and Publications
- *Dutta, T., Watts, L. L., Medeiros, K. E., McIntosh, T. J., & Mulhearn, T. J. (2018, August). The impact of age and gender on biases in ethical decision making. Poster presented at the 2018 International Personnel Assessment Conference (IPAC), Alexandria, VA.
- *Meakins, R. & Watts, L. L. (2018, May). Which maternal support resources best predict intentions to return to work following childbirth? Presented at Creative Inquiry Day, Baruch College, CUNY.
- *Borjas, A., *Epshteyn, G., & *Zomberg, D. (2018, May). Social desirability bias and conformity to moral norms: A prospective study. Presented at Creative Inquiry Day, Baruch College, CUNY.
- Watts, L. L., Medeiros, K. E., McIntosh, T. J., Mulhearn, T. J., *Patel, K. R., & *Rothstein, E. (April, 2018). Biases in ethical decision making: A nomological network. Poster presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
- *Rothstein, E., *Patel, K. R., Giorgini, V. D., Steele, L. M., & Watts, L. L. (April, 2018). The facilitative effects of competition, workload, and timeframe on planning. Poster presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
- Watts, L. L. & *Kuzmich, I. (April, 2018). Who overclaims the most? Demographics and self-enhancement on job applications. In P. C. Gibson (Chair), Big fakers and bigger data: Emerging insights from practice. Symposium presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.