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Check out the recent news, events, and awards in the GT PARK Lab!

News

Corey’s Employment

In November of 2019, I accepted an offer to work as a Workplace Research Intern at Gallup, Inc. at the organization’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska for the summer of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic altered my plans, and I am now excited to spend the summer as a Graduate Research Assistant assisting Dr. Ackerman with research designed to expand the construct space of selection to include more realistic measures of adult intelligence.

Sibley’s AIR employment

I will be working during the summer of 2020 as an I-O Psychology Researcher Intern at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). AIR is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. As an intern, I will be working on a variety of projects related to workforce development, with responsibilities ranging from literature reviews to data analysis and production of white papers.

SIOP Virtual Conference

Dr. Ruth Kanfer was one of several contributors to SIOP’s Virtual Conference Closing Plenary Program this June
on “Perspectives on Possible Future of I-O”.  Watch the session here  (https://vimeo.com/429356283/30c5e0a61a ).


Lucas Gives AI Tutorial

I presented an introductory AI tutorial to a few of our lab members. It covered commonly used terms, strengths and weaknesses, its application in business, and notable research areas that interest psychologists. AI is here and it’s in the workplace. Check out the presentation slides here: https://kanfer-ackerman.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/L.-Provine-AI-Tutorial-9_22_20.pdf

Awards

Dr. Kanfer’s SIOP Award

Dr. Kanfer received this award to recognize her paper as the best meta-analytic paper of the year.

2020 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award (with C. Wanberg, D. J. Hamann, & Z. Zhang), for 2016 paper in Psychological Bulletin (Vol. 142, pp. 400-426) entitled: Age and reemployment success after job loss: An integrative model and meta-analysis.

Sara’s College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Award

Lab Coordinator Sara Brockmeier was awarded a College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Award.

Sibley’s NSF Award

I received an honorable mention in the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. My proposed project was focused on better understanding the role that psychological factors such as self-efficacy and self-regulation play in learning outcomes related to job and career advancements for working adults in STEM fields, with a particular focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

Sloan Foundation Grant Award

Developing and Testing Multi-Dimensional Measures of Efficacy for Adults Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Computer Science; PI’s: J. Melkers & Ruth Kanfer; This was a two-year project to develop and evaluate measures of self-regulated learning and skill implementation success among adults engaged in online Master’s degree program in Computer Science.

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