Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Worker well-being; worker health; work-life issues; leisure; emotions; positive worker characteristics; work stress and stress management; gender and well-being.
Dr. Lauren Kuykendall is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She joined Mason after receiving her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Purdue University in 2015. Her research focuses on employee well-being, burnout, and work-nonwork balance. Current research projects in her lab focus on:
She serves as a Senior Scholar at Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and as Chair of the Students and Academia subcommittee (Visibility committee) of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Business and Psychology where she was named a Reviewer of the Year in 2019.
Dr. Kuykendall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Psychology Department. She received the 2021 University Teaching Excellence Award with special recognition for High Impact Teaching.
Kuykendall, L., Tay, L., & Ng, V. (2015). Leisure engagement and subjective well-being: A meta-analysis, Psychological Bulletin, 141, 364-403.
Tay, L., Ng, V., Kuykendall, L., Diener, E. (2014). Demographics and worker well-being: An empirical review using representative data from the United States and across the world. In P. L. Perrewé, J. Halbesleben, & C. C. Rosen (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being Volume 12, 235-283.
Tay, L, & Kuykendall, L. (2013). Promoting happiness: Malleability of individual and societal-level happiness. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 159-176.
Carol M. Wong, When Job Demands Undermine Recovery Experiences: Unpacking the Recovery Paradox (2022)