Ivan Hernandez

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Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office Hours
Fall 2022 Semester Office Hours:
Tuesday: 12:15pm-1:15pm
Thursday: 10:00am-11:00am
Friday: 2:00pm-3:00pm (contact in advance for Zoom link)
Office Address
135 Williams Hall
Office Phone
Short Bio
My research focuses on developing and integrating computational and statistical methodologies to examine human interaction as it relates to the workplace. His current research uses computational modeling, social network analysis, and predictive analytics to study individual- and group-level organizational outcomes.
  • Methodology (Computational Simulations, Big Data, Text Analysis, Spatial Analysis)
  • Groups and Emergent States (Culture, Regional Variation, & Social Networks)
  • Individual Differences (Language Use and Social Cognition)
Recent Courses Taught

PSYC 4984 (Predicting Social Behavior)

Select Publications
  • Narayanan, J., Nai, J., Hernandez, I., & Savani, K, (2018). People in more racially diverse neighborhoods are more prosocial. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(4), 497.
  • Wang, W., Hernandez, I., Newman, D. A., He, J., & Bian, J. (2016). Twitter analysis: studying US weekly trends in work stress and emotion. Applied Psychology An International Review, 65, 355-378.
  • Nowak, A., Gelfand, M. J., Borkowski, W., Cohen, D., & Hernandez, I. (2016). The evolutionary basis of honor cultures. Psychological Science, 27, 12-24.
  • Hernandez, I. (2014). Advances in examining preferences for similarity in seating: Revisiting the aggregation index. Behavior Research Methods, 1–15.
  • Hernandez, I. Bashir, M., Jeon, G., Bohr, J. (2014). Are Bitcoin Users Less Sociable? An Analysis of Users’ Language and Social Connections on Twitter. HCI International,
  • Ritter, R. S., Preston, J. L., & Hernandez, I. (2014). Happy Tweets: Christians are happier, more socially connected, and less analytical than Atheists on Twitter Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 243-249,
  • Post Doctoral Training, Northwestern University (2015 - 2016)
  • Ph.D. Social/Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • M.S. Applied Measurement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • M.A. Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012)
  • B.S. Psychology (Minor: Statistics), University of Florida (2009)