Technology — from smartphones to biosensors to surveillance monitors — is advancing so quickly it is almost impossible to keep up. One of the theme programs at the 2014 APS Annual Convention, to be held May 22–25 in San Francisco, California, addresses how psychological science can harness these innovations as well as how psychological scientists can help inform the work of those developing the complex technology. Five leaders in the field will discuss their methods of using technology to advance psychological science and gain insight into human behavior. They will also examine potential pros and cons of such research.
- Dr. Michael N. Jones, who runs the Cognitive Computing Lab focusing on “computational and experimental studies of language and knowledge representation in humans and machines” at Indiana University;
- Dr. Tal Yarkoni, who directs the Psychoinformatics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin;
- Dr. Tanzeem Choudhury, who heads the People-Aware Computing Group at Cornell University;
- Dr. Brian M. D’Onofrio, who directs the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at Indiana University and is a 2013 Janet Taylor Spence Award recipient; and
- Dr. Susan T. Dumais, distinguished scientist and manager of the Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group at Microsoft Research.
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