Faculty Profile

Lewend Mayiwar

PhD Candidate - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Hi! I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Leadership & Organizational Behavior at BI Norwegian Business School. My PhD project seeks to understand how emotions and psychological distance influence the way people deal with risk and uncertainty. I primarily use laboratory experiments to examine the causal nature of these relationships. My overall approach to research is guided by an interest in open science practices and reproducibility.

I am also affiliated with Trope Lab at New York University's Department of Psychology. More info about the lab and their research: https://sites.google.com/nyu.edu/tropelab/about?authuser=0

With the aim of raising awareness of open science and reproducibility, a colleague and I have set up an open science journal club at our department where people can get together and discuss everything related to open science.

For more information about my research and the open science club, check out my website here.

Have any questions or just want to get in touch? Feel free to contact me at any time!


Mayiwar, Lewend & Lai, Linda (2019)

Replication of Study 1 in "Differentiating Social and Personal Power" by Lammers, Stoker, and Stapel (2009)

Social Psychology, 50(4), s. 261- 269. Doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000388 - Full text in research archive

We performed an independent, direct, and better powered (N = 295) replication of Study 1, an experiment (N = 113) by Lammers, Stoker, and Stapel (2009). Lammers and colleagues distinguished between social power (influence over others) and personal power (freedom from the influence of others), and found support for their predictions that the two forms of power produce opposite effects on stereotyping, but parallel effects on behavioral approach. Our results did not replicate the effects on behavioral approach, but partially replicated the effects on stereotyping. Compared to personal power, social power produced less stereotyping, but neither form of power differed significantly from the control condition, and effect sizes were considerably lower than the original estimates. Potential explanations are discussed.

Mayiwar, Lewend (2020)

Psychological Distance and Risk Taking: Unpacking Emotional and Cognitive Mechanisms

[Academic lecture]. Distances in Organizations (DIO), McGill University.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2018 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science
2016 Mälardalen University Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2019 - Present BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate
2018 - 2019 BI Norwegian Business School Research Assistant
2016 - 2018 LearningLab, BI Norwegian Business School Student Assistant