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Work Science Center Network Member, Kostadin Kushlev, and a team of co-researchers noticed something strange in psychological literature: where...

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Ever been working only to hear an enticing little “ping!” accompanied by a bright light? If so, you’re likely one of the 90% of people ages 18-49...

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Many industry leaders believe we are currently at the peak of the fourth industrial revolution (The World Economic Forum, 2016). Unlike previous...

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Research Hole: Workers Caring for Elders

Work Science Center Network Member Boris Baltes teamed up with four other researches to put out a...

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What does it mean to thrive at work and how do we achieve this goal? Thriving at work has been described as a positive psychological state...

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Most employers can imagine their dream employee. This employee has valued skills, works hard, believes in the company’s mission, consistently goes...

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Social Media, specifically LinkedIn, has played an increasingly important role in connecting job seekers with employers and recruiters. A recent...

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Host, Sibley Lyndgaard, speaks with Dr. Dorien...

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WSC Network Member, Lisa Finkelstein, led a team of researchers, including fellow WSC Network Member, Hannes Zacher, in a study of how age meta-...

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WSC Network Member, Margaret Luciano recently published a paper focusing on team behaviors. Specifically, teams researchers have relied...

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Transitioning from active military duty to civilian jobs can be particularly challenging, but relatively little empirical work has been done to...

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Darell Burell, and a team of researchers recently published a paper investigating factors impacting whistleblowing in police departments....

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Thiel and colleagues determined that teams with high levels of initial relationship conflict have worse interpersonal processes and team...

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Dr. Beier outlines a range of modern...

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Within the United States, there exists a racial pay gap, such that a college-educated Black man can expect to earn about 80% of what a college-...

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Host, Corey Tatel, speaks with Dr. Chris...

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Smartphones have become pervasive. Work Science Center Network Member, Kostadin Kushlev, recently published a review on the social costs of...

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In general, people who have higher fears of failure are more likely to procrastinate, but sometimes this fear of failure is linked to stereotyped...

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Heavy drinking with clients is a common occurrence, but can be problematic, both for employees as well as their employer. A study recently...

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In the modern workforce, many workers worry about the security of their employment, and this may have negative outcomes for them and their...

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A study sought to supplement STEM women’s self-reported feelings of disengagement with behavioral data, by recording workplace conversations...

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Host, Keaton Fletcher speaks with Ruth Kanfer...

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Disabilities that are concealable can be particularly strenuous when deciding whether to disclose given the concern that others may question the...

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A survey of 1,529 administrators across 96 public and private universities in the United States revealed that women and men in administrator...

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For decades, historians have delved into historical records to dismantle the stereotype that only men have made significant contributions and...

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WSC Network Member Sharon K. Parker recently published a study...

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A paper published on sensing human trust in machines explores the psychophysiological features that indicate how humans perceive intelligent...

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In a recent paper, WSC Network Member, Mo Wang, along with a team of researchers led by Jaclyn Koopmann studied the relationship between...

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The introduction of new technology to the workplace can influence the way employees complete their tasks, including how they coordinate with one...

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WSC Advisory Council Member, Margaret Beier, recently published a commentary on the nature of mental ability. Research has supported a...

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As the role of technology in the workplace increases, we have to continue to examine what the role of humans is, and will be. One quality of...

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Work Science Center advisory council member David Blustein recently published a paper detailing the Psychology of Working Framework (PWF) and its...

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The U.S. federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. Recently, there has been a push for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15 per...

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A nudge is an intervention with the goal of changing behavior by modifying one or more factors that influence how a decision is made, while still...

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A paper recently published by a team including WSC Advisory...

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Data from a 2017 NSF report suggest that over the past 20 years, women have increased in participation across all scientific fields of study....

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The School of Psychology at Georgia Institute...

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Work Science Center network member Mary F. Fox has focused much of her research on women in research and academia, particularly noting barriers to...

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A study followed 589 college students from their admission to the school to their graduation or attrition. An equal proportion (17.6%) of men...

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Host, Elizabeth Moraff, speaks with Dr....

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WSC Advisory Council Member, David Blustein, is part of a team that recently published a paper...

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Sleep is necessary to increase focus and productivity, both vital traits to workers. Japanese workers, however, are accumulating massive sleep...

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Work published by Jeske, Lippke, and WSC Network Member Kenneth Shultz, suggests that employers who require applicants to share their social...

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Although older workers contribute valuable experience to the workforce, this can be overshadowed by the potential loss in innovative ideas...

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WSC Network member Sharon Parker examines strategies people use when designing work roles, and how to make it more likely for people to create...

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Modern healthcare organizations are adapting and innovating in response to the boom in artificial intelligence. A recent paper details two...

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Host, Keaton Fletcher, talks with Richard...

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Members of the Work Science Center Advisory Council, Tara Behrend and David Blustein, recently published a groundbreaking study, led by Alexander...

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A misalignment of incentives between the company and the drivers, coupled with the lack of control over drivers’ schedules, has lead Uber to...

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In a recent review, Dr. Malissa Clark and colleagues provide a clearer understanding of the nature and role of empathy in the workplace. 

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organizations are struggling with a relatively new phenomenon: cyberloafing. Cyberloafing is the use of technology at work for non-work-related...

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Successful balancing of declining physical abilities with increasing knowledge and experience leads to higher reports of job satisfaction among...

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Many companies, particularly those in the technology sector, have turned toward...

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Ken Catchpole has spent the last 15 years...

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Women constitute 47% of the labor force and 52% of management and professional positions. Yet women comprise just 21% of corporate board seats....

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In the first of the Work Science Center...

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Devin O'Connor talks about ways to better...

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A growing number of corporations are choosing to introduce sustainability efforts within the company. From plant-based, environmentally friendly...

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Many studies show that open offices—spaces with primarily shared workspace and no division between individual workers’ spaces—...

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Host, Keaton Fletcher, talks with Ali...

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What kind of robot would you want for a teammate?...

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The Ethic of Care (EoC) rests upon the belief that “an awareness of the connection between people gives rise to a recognition of...

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Although automation and robotics has long impacted manufacturing jobs, with recent technological advances, even more traditional office jobs are...

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How can we enhance goal setting and increase performance? Prime the mind with effort. Priming is the process of using a stimulus to subconsciously...

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It is never too late to save for retirement. With the Baby Boomer generation rapidly approaching retirement age, it is imperative to promote...

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In the modern economy, with the rise of automation and gig work, employment gaps are common. These gaps may be voluntary (i.e. caretaking for new...

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On Wednesday, December 6th the Work Science...

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Humanitarian Work Psychology (HWP) is the application of the scientific principles of psychology to the context of work with the deliberate goal...

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It has become expected by both employers and employees that jobs will require continued learning over the course of one’s career; enterprise...

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Findings from a recently published meta-analysis (a method of...

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Host, Ben Perrodin, talks with Tim Lawrence,...

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Host, Alex LoPilato, and Dr.

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When considering whether someone will move locations for work, a phenomenon called geographic mobility, two demographic factors are traditionally...

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One thing most working adults struggle with is balancing the demands of work and family. Oftentimes we find ourselves needing to be in two places...

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Host, Alex LoPilato, discusses all things big...

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CNN highlighted seven ways in which technological advances are potentially changing the way we work. For example, humans are generally pretty...

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In this piece, Dr.

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Mindfulness soared into popularity in the 2000s and has since become a topic of interest in nearly every domain of psychology, and an influential...

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Although most people groan and take a bit longer getting ready for work Monday mornings, lamenting the short weekend, David Blustein, Jonas...

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Technology is clearly changing the entire workforce, but how can workers change to keep up? To help this massive...

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Will your job be replaced by a robot?...

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Humans are predictably irrational, and organizations can capitalize upon this fact to enhance the working experience as well as their own profits...

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Our very own advisory council member, Dr. Deborah E. Rupp recently published two papers on related topics: corporate social responsibility...

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In a recent interview, Jeffrey Pfeffer author of...

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Our decision to launch this Center came after years of discussion with colleagues about limitations of the performance-centric orientation and the...