A meta-analysis by WAVE Lab members Nikki Blacksmith, Jon Willford, and Tara Behrend shows that video interviews are worse for candidates.Read More
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How Well Do You Fit With Your Job?
WAVE Lab has partnered with TIME Magazine to conduct a study about vocational interests and aspirations.Read More
WAVE Lab Presentations at
WAVE lab members will be presenting their research at SIOP 2016 in Anaheim, CA.Read More
Understanding Training Motivation
Dr. Behrend and WAVE Alumnus Garett Howardson recently published work in The International Journal of Training and Development and Academy of Management: Learning and Education.Read More
Big Data and
ICTs for Human Development
A new white paper co-authored by WAVE Lab Director Dr. Tara Behrend describes the opportunities and challenges of big data for human development.Read More
Welcome to WAVE LabWorkplaces and Virtual Environments
We focus on the psychological implications of a digitally connected world of work.
Some Projects We Are Working On
Animated Intelligent Agents
WAVE lab research has been focused on understanding how animated intelligent agents and avatars can change or impact training and selection.
Learner Controlled Training
Learners in computer-based training may be allowed greater amounts of control over the training’s instructional and scheduling features. Our research examines the dimensionality and effects of learner controlled training on learning and training reactions.