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


Summer 2022 Internship Placements

Jennifer Egan – Organizational Development Intern (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

Sibley Lyndgaard – Future Forum Intern (Slack)

Lucas Provine will be an intern at Georgia Tech Institutional Research & Planning.

Corey Tatel – Workplace Research Intern (Gallup)

Lucas Provine – Intern (Georgia Tech Institutional Research and Planning)

PARK Lab Research Assistant Presents at Inaugural Georgia Tech Psychology Conference

Former RA Victoria Pham (B.S. Psychology, 2022) presented her Senior Thesis titled “Influence of immigrant generational status on college major choice” at the first Annual Conference of Psychological Research hosted by the Psychology Department at Georgia Tech.

Summer 2021 Internship Placements

Corey Tatel – Global Talent Management Intern (Johnson & Johnson)

Sibley Lyndgaard – Culture and Workforce Development Intern (NASA)

Jennifer Egan – Research Intern (Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting)

Lucas Provine – Research Intern (Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting)

Summer 2020 Placements

Sibley Lyndgaard – I-O Psychology Research Intern (American Institutes for Research)

Corey Tatel – Accepted offer as Workplace Research Intern (Gallup). After a COVID-related disruption to plans, completed a GRA with Dr. Ackerman on research designed to expand the construct space of selection to include more realistic measures of adult intelligence.

Dr. Kanfer Participates in SIOP Closing Plenary

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  ( ).

Lucas gives AI Tutorial to Lab Members

In Fall 2022, PhD student Lucas Provine presented an introductory AI tutorial to graduate students and research assistants in the PARK Lab.

Technology, Mind, & Society Presentation on Affect during Online Adult Learning

Victoria Pham and Sibley Lyndgaard will present their study, “Gender differences in affect
during online learning:  A sentiment analysis approach,” during the November 2021 American Psychological
Association’s Annual Technology, Mind, and Society Conference.


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

Sibley Lyndgaard received an honorable mention in the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Her 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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