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Employment and educational training and learning, including e-learning and gamification. The self-regulation of attention and motivation, including mind wandering and mindfulness. Personnel selection, including intelligence and personality testing.
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Jason G. Randall, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University at Albany, SUNY. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Rice University in 2015 after earning a B.S. in Psychology at Brigham Young University in 2010. As an I/O Psychologist, Jason’s research and professional experience bring a scientific study of human behavior into the workplace. He has published in premier journal outlets in the fields of psychology and business including Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review.
Dr. Randall’s research demonstrates that the experience of mental disengagement at work is frequent, and can harm performance, motivation, emotions, and well-being. Electronic devices and increases in autonomous, self-directed work present today’s workforce with enormous challenges of deciding what to pay attention to while at work. To address these challenges, Dr. Randall and his research laboratory have evaluated multiple strategies to encourage proper self-regulation of attention, motivation, and emotion including goal setting, mindfulness techniques, gamification, and proper work design.
Dr. Randall’s research also addresses issues of personnel selection, including intelligence and personality assessment and the factors that account for score change when retesting multiple times (e.g., in employment and education settings).
Dr. Randall’s research and public engagement expands beyond his laboratory at UAlbany to include collaborators and partnerships with business and technology leaders in the fields of learning, training, and business consulting.