New Research: Technology-Mediated Interviews

New research by Ryan Horn and Tara Behrend provides evidence for the potential detrimental effects of synchronous video technology in the context of selection interviews. In the current issue of Personnel Assessment and Decisions, they report on a study they conducted investigating how picture-in-picture technology affects interviewees. Read the study, entitled “Video Killed The Interview Star: Does Picture-in-Picture Affect Interview Performance? here.


WAVE Upcoming Presentations 2017

Members of WAVE will be presenting their research at the upcoming conferences:





1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Trends in Learning and Development Research and Practice (Behrend) 

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM: Personality Variability Predicts Information Sharing: A Large Scale Field Study (Tomczak, Willford, & Behrend)



8:30 AM – 9:20 AM: How Pay Affects Performance and Retention in Longitudinal Crowdsourced Research (Auer, Behrend)

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM: Electronic Performance Monitoring Type Predicts Monitoring Perceptions and Contextual Performance (Willford, Tomczak, Jimenez, Behrend)






11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Student outcomes stem from support: Perceived organizational support for innovation and technology implementation in schools. (Tomczak & Behrend)





WAVE Director, Dr. Tara Behrend will be presenting at the Association for Research in Personality Conference in Sacramento, CA, in early June. Details will be posted here soon.


New Article: Evidence-based EPM Recommendations

620214A new article (in press) by WAVE Lab member Dave Tomczak, along with Lauren Lanzo and Herman Aguinis, provides evidence-based recommendations for implementing electronic performance monitoring in organizations. Read the article, published in Business Horizons, here.

Dr. Tara Behrend to Give Talk at The Interval, San Francisco

If you are in San Francisco on February 28th, 2017, be sure to check out Dr. Tara Behrend’s upcoming talk at The Interval. Her talk is entitled “The Psychology of Surveillance: How Being Watched Changes Our Behavior”.


Details about the talk can be found at theinterval.org.

Dr. Tara Behrend Discusses Information Privacy with Inverse.com


Wave Lab Director Dr. Tara Behrend recently shared her expertise about information privacy in a feature article for Inverse.com. In the article, she discusses the psychological issues that are related to the surveillance and mass collection of private data. She also talks about the psychological effect of going through our lives while under surveillance.


You can read the article here.

New Research: Online Interviews

A meta-analysis by WAVE Lab members Nikki Blacksmith, Jon Willford, and Tara Behrend shows that video interviews are worse for candidates. Read the study, published in Personnel Assessment and Decisions, here.

How Well Do You Fit With Your Job?

With our colleagues from the Foster Workforce Development Institute, the WAVE Lab has partnered with TIME Magazine to conduct a study about vocational interests and aspirations. You can take the survey here.


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Dr. Tara Behrend Named 2016 CASBS Fellow


WAVE Lab Director Dr. Tara Behrend has been named a 2016 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Behrend will be on sabbatical at CASBS for the 2016-2017 school year and will not be accepting undergraduate or graduate students.


Uses and Misuses of Mechanical Turk

Dr. Behrend recently discussed research conducted by WAVE Lab about the most effective ways to use crowdsourcing in behavioral research at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago. Her panel was part of a cross-cutting theme program titled “Advancing Psychological Science Through Technology.”

Read more about the talk here.



Congrats to Wil and Elena!

Congratulations to Wil Jimenez and Elena Auer, who have both been accepted to Ph.D. programs for Fall 2016! Both have been accepted into the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at Old Dominion University. We wish you both the best and are very happy that you won’t be too far away!


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