Director


Dr. Louis Tay

Louis Tay is an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University. He received his B.A. in Psychology (with Merit) from National University of Singapore (2004) and a First Class Honors (2005) at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2011) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was also a worked as a Postdoctoral Associate (2012). He completed short stint at the Singapore Management University as a Research Fellow (2012). He has published over 30 papers in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, APA monitor, Scientific American, MSNBC, and Psychology Today.


Graduate Students


Vincent Ng

Vincent Ng is a graduate student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology PhD program at Purdue University. His current research interests are in the assessment and selection of leaders with a focus on ethical leadership and measurement of virtue. He is also interested in the role social norms and cultural values play in the relationship between income and subjective well-being. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College and graduated summa cum laude from Salem State University with an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.


Cassondra Batz

Cassondra Batz is a doctoral student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University. She received her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in Psychology and a minor in Management at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Her current research interests include employee well-being and the impact that gender issues and work-life balance conflict have on an employee’s well-being. Her research interests also include women in leadership roles.


Post-doctoral Researchers


Christopher Wiese

Christopher Wiese is a post-doctoral researcher at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida (2015). He is currently conducting research with Louis Tay examining the interplay between subjective well-being and psychological well-being, leisure activity and performance outcomes, as well as subjective well-being and prosocial behaviors.


Lab Alumni


Dr. Lauren Kuykendall

Lauren is now an Assistant Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She continues to focus on the malleable characteristics that influence well-being with a particular emphasis on understanding when and why leisure influences well-being and the societal and psychological barriers to high-quality leisure experiences.


Undergraduate Research Assistants


Allie Reimold

My name is Allie Reimold and I am a Senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences. I am an active member of both Purdue University Dance Marathon and College Mentors for Kids and enjoy being able to serve others. I plan on graduating this spring with a degree in Brain and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Biology. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to continue my education.


Nathan Wu

Nathan Wu is a senior studying public relations and psychology and has a minor in political science. He intends to graduate in the spring of 2016 and hopefully will be working full time. Upon graduation, he aspires to work in sports public relations, using what he’s learned in I/O psychology to study relationships not only between athletes and management, but also with the publics that it influences.