Our meta-analysis in Journal of Applied Psychology was nominated for the 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family. This award is distributed annually to the best work-family research paper published in the last year. Our paper was nominated by a multi-disciplinary and international committee of 70 scholars.
Our recent paper in Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing shows family demands faced by single moms can undermine control that is critical for exercising. Single moms who focused on the present moment were better able to regain control in spite of these demands and were more likely to exercise in the evenings when faced with mounting demands.
Lindsey Drummond's first authored undergraduate thesis project was selected as the Division 14 Top Student Poster at this year's APA conference. Lindsey used archival data to study how childhood trauma impacts adulthood functioning. Her results show childhood trauma is associated with reduced perceptions of control in adulthood, which in turn increases conflict between work and family.
Lauren Moran was accepted for a competitive position as the IO representative for the APA Science Student Council. Lauren will represent the interest of IO Psychology students across the globe alongside student representatives from other Psychology disciplines. The student council develops programming, administers awards, advises APA, and engages in public advocacy for psychological science.
Professor Kimberly French and her colleagues Soner Dumani, Tammy Allen, and Kristen Shockley were selected for the 2021 Schmidt-Hunter Meta-analysis Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for their paper, "A Meta Analysis of Work-Family Conflict and Social Support" published in Psychological Bulletin in 2018. This award is given to a recently published meta-analysis that has the potential for major contributions to the field of IO Psychology and demonstrates excellent methodological rigor.
In February 2020, Kate recieved the GT School of Psychology outstanding instructor award for her work teaching our senior capstone lab this year. Kate helped to mentor 5 applied research projects that are making an impact to improve student mental health on campus. Outstanding work, Kate!
Lindsey Drummond received the 2020 Williams-Walls Life Science Award. This competitive award recognizes up to two of the top graduating undergraduate women in Life Sciences at GT. Lindsey will be starting an MA in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University in the fall. Way to go, Lindsey!
Kate Stezel received a Women, Science, and Technology Faculty-Student Research Partnership. This partnership funds an undergraduate student working with a faculty member on topics related to women, science, and technology for one semester.
WFH lab members Kate Kidwell and Dr. Kimberly French with collaborators Dr. Keaton Fletcher and Claire Burnett were recently accepted on their commentary publication to Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice on how to make IO Psychology more visible through undergraduate teaching.