My name is Anthony L. Matos Melo. I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico. Currently, I am a senior majoring in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where I am involved in two research labs at the University’s Social Sciences Faculty. One of this labs is an I/O Psychology research project, where research on stress and Alzheimer’s disease, counterproductive work behavior, and inequality in the workplace is being conducted. My goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology and become a consultant in order to help organizations reach their full potential of becoming psychological healthy places. My research interests include job satisfaction, inequality in the workplace, emotions, and counterproductive work behavior. I am also interested in nonverbal communication in the workplace.
Research Interest for the Organizational Summer Science Institute (OSSI):
My main research interests surrounds counterproductive work behavior. I am specifically attracted to understanding the role played by aspects like the perception of injustice, lack of opportunities, and mistreatment to the employee on the emergence of counterproductive work behavior, as well as the impact that it has on the organization in the short and long term.