Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab

It all started when...


The Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab at the University of Calgary was founded in 2016 by Dr. Yannick Griep in order to further knowledge in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a special focus on the employee-employer relationship. We have a collaborative agreement with the Research Group of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and Dr. Tim Vantilborgh in particular. 

The majority of the research conducted at the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab focuses on how employers can establish and maintain positive relationships with their employees. We examine factors that have a positive (trust, commitment, support, participation) and negative (breach of promises, workplace mistreatment, cynicism) influence on this relationship. Our lab is equally passionated about mentoring and training future scientists, preparing them for academic and non-academic careers.

The Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab currently houses two principal investigators (Dr. Yannick Griep & Dr. Tim Vantilborgh), five Ph.D. students (Sam Chow, Yang Yang, Arjen Schippers, Samantha Jones, & Leah Pezer), one Masters' student (Alexandra Lukic), one honours' student (Alanna Moore), and nine research assistants (Mehnaz Rafi, Eunice Mingollo, Winnie Lee, Jennifer Murry, Matt Dawson, Yanfei Song, Anjali Arora, Dinesh Pai, & James Li). 

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