Congratulations to WAVE lab member Dan Ravid on his recent accomplishments. In addition to passing his comprehensive exams in the spring, Dan was awarded the Mosel Award for research creativity for his second year project. His project explored the effects of break time task reminders on psychological detachment and vigilance performance using a latent growth modeling approach. Findings suggested that task reminders during breaks may indeed negatively effect post break vigilance performance as compared to a passive rest break without task reminders, but psychological detachment was not observed as a mediating mechanism for this relationship.
Dan was also recently awarded the Dean’s Graduate Instructorship for designing and proposing an undergraduate course on work-related stress. This instructorship allows Dan to teach his own undergraduate course while obtaining financial support for his dissertation research. Congrats Dan on these well-deserved accomplishments!