The School of Psychology has a strong emphasis on scientific research and discovery. It houses five program areas: Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Engineering Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Quantitative Psychology. Basic research is dedicated to studying fundamental psychological processes, such as memory, attention, language comprehension, motivation, decision making, and many other topics. Applied research topics include aspects of human interaction with technology, instructional design, psychological factors in occupational settings, and other topics.

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  • Using Technologies to Support Memory Loss and Promote Functional Independence 

    Schmitter-Edgecome, Maureen (2019-05-01)
    The world’s population is aging, with the estimated number of older individuals living with memory impairment expected to rise significantly. To help individuals remain functionally independent with high quality of life, ...
  • WSC Podcast Episode 9: Informal Learning with Christopher Cerasoli 

    Tatel, Corey; Cerasoli, Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-05-17)
    Host, Corey Tatel, speaks with Dr. Chris Cerasoli about informal learning at work and its importance in the modern day work context. Dr. Cerasoli is currently a Senior Talent Analytics Consultant at UnitedHealth Group and ...
  • The Impact of Technology on Workforce Skill Learning 

    Beier, Margaret E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019)
    In this piece, Dr. Beier outlines a range of modern technologies and their role in workplace skill learning. Ranging from web-based instruction and Massive Open Online Courses, to augmented reality and chatbots, Dr. Beier ...
  • Aging and Memory: Attentional Resources and Cognitive Control 

    Craik, Fergus I. M. (2019-03-25)
    In this talk I will examine the proposition that age-related memory problems are largely attributable to declines in attentional resources and executive control, and will illustrate the arguments with experimental results ...
  • WSC Podcast Episode 8: Motivation in the Modern Workforce 

    Fletcher, Keaton A.; Kanfer, Ruth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-11)
    Host, Keaton Fletcher, speaks with Ruth Kanfer, Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Director of the Work Science Center. Ruth and Keaton discuss all things motivation, ...
  • Rethinking Memory Systems for Statistical Learning 

    Turk-Browne, Nicholas (2019-02-27)
    Dogma states that memory can be divided into distinct types, based on whether conscious or not, one-shot or incremental, autobiographical or factual, sensory or motor, etc. These distinctions have been supported by ...
  • WSC Podcast Episode 7: New Work Arrangements 

    Moraff, Elizabeth; Spreitzer, Gretchen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-11)
    Host, Elizabeth Moraff, speaks with Dr. Gretchen Spreitzer, a professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Dr. Spreitzer has focused her work on empowering employees and on ...
  • Theories, Methods, and Data: A Dance and a Conversation 

    Boker, Steven M. (2019-01-30)
    Three dimensions of Cattell's persons by variables by time data box are discussed in the context of three types of researchers each wanting to answer their own categorically different question. The example of the well-known ...
  • WSC Podcast Episode 6: Trends in Modern I-O Psychology 

    Fletcher, Keaton A.; Landers, Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-23)
    Host, Keaton Fletcher, talks with Richard Landers, John P. Campbell Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and the brain behind NeoAcademic, a blog covering a range ...
  • Cognitive Aging and Self-Management: Opportunities for Technology 

    Insel, Kathleen C. (2019-01-16)
    Self-management of chronic conditions increases among older adults at the same time capacity for self-management may diminish. Addressing limitations in prospective memory through strategies developed to improve medication ...
  • An accessibility framework for cue-based inferences 

    Lawrence-Huizenga, Ashley M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    Many studies throughout the area of decision-making have shown that people are able to adapt to different decision environments. A number of frameworks have been proposed that seek to explain adaptive decision making in ...
  • The influence of valid and invalid context memory cues at encoding 

    Strunk, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-24)
    Previous episodic memory studies have found that neural activity preceding a to-be-encoded event can reflect subsequent memory performance. This neural activity is thought to reflect the preparatory engagement of cognitive ...
  • Age-related differences in selective attention to emotional material: does task-relevance matter? 

    Pehlivanoglu, Didem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-24)
    According to the inhibitory deficit hypothesis, older adults have difficulties in preventing task-irrelevant materials from gaining access to working memory (Lustig, Hasher, & Zacks, 2007). Some neuroscientific evidence, ...
  • Applying item response theory to measure drivers' perceived complexity of roadway environments 

    Shaw, Faaiqa Atiyya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-17)
    Roadway environments constitute visually complex systems within which users make split-second critical decisions on a daily basis. As such, understanding transportation system user perceptions and performance across varied ...
  • Cognition on the Go: The Opportunities and Challenges for Mobile Cognitive Health Research 

    Sliwinski, Martin J. (2018-12-05)
    The use of mobile technology affords novel opportunities to mitigate temporal, geographic, and personnel constraints imposed by in-person cognitive testing procedures, and to improve temporal precision by increasing the ...
  • Task, Team and Technology Integration in High Technology Surgery 

    Catchpole, Ken (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-10)
    “I’ve spent the last 15 years studying safety and human performance in acute clinical care in general and surgery in particular. Using examples from cardiac, orthopaedic, neurological, spinal, trauma and urological ...
  • Implications of Moral Organizational Behavior for Employee Beliefs, Motivation, and Well-Being 

    Ford, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-26)
    Workers are often assumed to construe their organizations as entities and develop a reciprocal social exchange relationship resembling that with other humans. To the extent that this assumption holds true, workers hold ...
  • Work, Family, and Physiological Health 

    French, Kimberly (2018-09-19)
    Work and family are two core sources of personal identity, facilitating joy, accomplishment, and belonging. At the same time, work and family roles may conflict with one another, resulting in feelings of stress, strained ...
  • WSC Podcast Episode 5: Employing People with Disabilities in the Modern Workforce 

    Fletcher, Keaton A.; O'Connor, Devin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-09)
    Host, Keaton Fletcher talks with Devin O'Connor, Founder of the Grow Group, about ways to better incorporate individuals with disabilities in the modern workforce and how the science and practice of management can better ...
  • Dimensionality assessment of proximity-based data in unfolding model applications 

    Williams, Elizabeth Jane (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-09)
    Dimensionality assessment of measurement instruments in psychology is no easy task. Within the field of IRT, much attention has been given to the issue of dimensionality assessment for item responses that are consistent ...

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