Daisy Chang, Michigan State University

Technological advancement and applied psychology research in the new era
Daisy Chang

Description

Semester: 
Winter 2024
Lecture Time: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Location: 

R0220, Ross building

Abstract

Technological advancement has shifted the landscape of work, workers, and workplace at the unprecedented speed and scale. The changes can be seen from a positive light, such that advancement in science and technology resulted in the creation of new jobs and industries, improvement in productivity and efficiency, encouragement of wider participation, and enhancement of worker well-being. However, these changes also bring on challenges to the existing conception of work, the human resource and training pipeline, and skill obsolescence and worker displacement. This talk will discuss how technological advancement may lead to fundamental changes in applied psychology research. At the same time, knowledge in organizational psychology and organizational behavior can be positioned to inform individual workers, organizations, and policy makers to take advantage of the potential opportunities brought on by the technological advancement.

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