Dr. Stephen J. Guastello, professor of psychology, was recognized for his research on cognitive workload and fatigue. Guastello’s research notes that while computerization can reduce work in some respects, it can also generate new sources of fatigue and workload, particularly if people need to keep up with a fast flow of incoming data. Dr. Guastello was also featured in a recent blog post analyzing “chaos theory” and its mathematical formula, which notes the tipping point upon which individuals and groups “flourish” or “languish.”
Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Franzoi’s published works, including his introductory textbooks in psychology, have been used by more than 250,000 students worldwide. He is also active in the Department of Psychology’s graduate program, where he advises students and serves as a mentor and role model for incoming faculty members.
Most people assume technology helps make the workforce more efficient. But are they overlooking the negative effects such advances can have on the people operating that technology?
Dr. Stephen Guastello has been awarded the Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities for his research addressing cognitive workload and fatigue in the context of group coordination and leadership.