Lars Johnson

Lars Johnson

Assistant Professor



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Lars Johnson

Hi, my name is Lars. I earned a MA and Ph.D. in IO psychology at the University of Houston, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration at Lamar University, and a B.A. in psychology at Tougaloo College. Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I worked in the North Texas area as a public school teacher, trainer, and department chair for several years. Currently, I teach the introductory IO course to new doctoral students in IO psychology and management. I also teach personality psychology to undergraduates.

My research primarily focuses on leadership, climate and culture, individual differences (e.g., personality), performance, well-being, safety, decision-making, diversity/EEO issues, and human resources. My lab, LeadWell Research, is currently focusing on the use of 360 degree feedback for leadership development, longitudinal employee performance (and performance predictors), scale development and validation, stressor-strain relationships, and diversity/EEO issues, and employee exhaustion. Students interested in working in my lab should contact me directly by email. For general questions about partnerships, please contact me at

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Leadership; Diversity, EEO, and EO; Climate; Individual Differences; Employee Well-being; CWB; Personnel Issues


  • Ph.D., I/O Psychology, University of Houston, 2017
  • M.A., I/O Psychology, University of Houston, 2015
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, Lamar University, 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, Tougaloo College, 2007

Currently teaching

  • Intro. to IO Psychology (7590)

    Statistical Methods in Psychology (2030)

Courses taught

Occupational Health & Wellbeing (8500)

Personality Psychology (3350)