Juan Pablo Ospina

Hi! I’m a fifth-year graduate student in the social psychology program working with Drs. Steven Spencer and Jennifer Crocker. I’m originally from Medellín, Colombia. I received my B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University in 2016. Afterwards, I joined the Dweck-Walton lab where I worked with Drs. Gregory Walton and Shannon Brady for almost three years where I developed a passion for psychological interventions and data analysis in R.

My research focus on understanding how different types of leaders can influence the workplace experience of employees and also how they can influence the flow of information. For example, authoritarian leaders tend to reduce the sense of belonging of employees, make them feel less authentic, and more likely to perceive unethical behaviors in the company, like nepotism or taking credit for work they haven’t done, as less wrong. We have even found that employees with authoritarian leaders are more likely to agree with misinformation than those with autonomous leaders.

Email: ospina.10@osu.edu

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