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Welcome to the new GT Work Science Center!

Our decision to launch this Center came after years of discussion with colleagues about limitations of the performance-centric orientation and the relatively insular perspectives often used by scientists who study work and organizational behavior.  Scientific and methodological advances across psychology and other disciplines underscore the importance of understanding work in terms of multilevel dynamic processes.  These … Continue reading “Welcome to the new GT Work Science Center!”

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to host public seminar on Human-AI Teaming on January 13, 2022 at 1:00pm ET

For more information, please follow the link: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/01-13-2022/human-ai-teaming-state-of-the-art-and-research-needs.

Georgia Tech headquarters NSF AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (ALOE)

Researchers and experts from Georgia Tech, Arizona State University, Drexel University, Harvard University, Georgia State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Technical College System of Georgia form the new AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education funded by the NSF. According to the Georgia Research Alliance,” The ALOE Institute will develop new AI theories and … Continue reading “Georgia Tech headquarters NSF AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (ALOE)”

Personnel Psychology Call for Papers/Special Issue

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 Personnel Psychology has a call for papers for their special issue, entitled “What’s Age got to do with it? Age and Age-Related Differences in the workplace.” Special Issue Editors are all Work Science Center members: Margaret Beier, Rice University;  Ruth Kanfer, Georgia Institute of Technology;  Dorien Kooij Tilburg University:  Donald Truxillo, Kemmy … Continue reading “Personnel Psychology Call for Papers/Special Issue”

Gender-Focused Studies of Preliminary STEM Program

By: Elizabeth Moraff A notable opportunity emerged from our efforts to deconstruct research addressing the presence of women in STEM subjects and their ability to persist in these fields. Specifically, our examination focused on studies of women involved in STEM at higher education levels. Our review revealed consistent themes related to experienced gender bias, lack … Continue reading “Gender-Focused Studies of Preliminary STEM Program”

Career Paths in Stem for African American Women

By: Yendi Neil Career paths in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are growing in the modern world, but women’s representation within these jobs is not experiencing the same amount of growth. A literature review was conducted on previous studies ranging from the early 2000s to now about women representation in STEM careers. After screening … Continue reading “Career Paths in Stem for African American Women”

In Their Own Voices: Workers with Concealable Disabilities

Work Science Center Network members Deborah Rupp and Lisa Finkelstein noticed a gap in the literature around workers with disabilities. While studies had oft examined outcomes of people with stigmatized identities, including those with disabilities, they did not find much research featuring the voices of workers with disabilities. To remedy this gap, and to dig … Continue reading “In Their Own Voices: Workers with Concealable Disabilities”

Network Research Highlight: Assessment Center Differences – What’s the Cause?

Work Science Center Network member, Deborah Rupp, teamed up with other scientists to probe the causes of group-level differences in the way people were rated during the Assessment Center Method. The Assessment Center has been long viewed as an objective means of measuring performance. It involves standardized evaluation of behavior based on job-related simulations, interviews, … Continue reading “Network Research Highlight: Assessment Center Differences – What’s the Cause?”

Network Research Highlight: Measuring Hospitality

Work Science Center Network Member, Kostadin Kushlev, and a team of co-researchers noticed something strange in psychological literature: where were the studies on hospitality? As they combed through indices of flourishing, instruments for well-being, they found staggeringly little attention paid to this universal and cross-cutting phenomenon. Despite the fact that all people across time, every … Continue reading “Network Research Highlight: Measuring Hospitality”

Network Research Highlight: Batch Your Smartphone Notifications

By: Keaton Fletcher Work Science Center Network member, Kostadin Kushlev, recently set out to find the answer with other researchers. In his recent publication, Kushlev and the other researchers conducted a field test to see how changing the intervals of smartphone notifications would affect worker productivity and well being. To do so, they recruited two … Continue reading “Network Research Highlight: Batch Your Smartphone Notifications”