COVID-19 and Today’s Workplace APS Preconference

The workplace, the workers, and the work today has changed and been reframed dramatically during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This interdisciplinary program of speakers covers big data analyses, research methodologies, individual differences, and group inequities related to changes in jobs, well-being, and social status. These diverse speakers proudly join the APS Global Collaboration on COVID-19. APS attendees, at all career stages and interest levels, are encouraged to participate in this inaugural APS preconference meeting.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

APS Members: $75
APS Student Members: $25
You must be registered for the Convention to attend this preconference.

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COVID-19 and Today’s Workplace APS Preconference

  • How do we assess work and workers differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What is authentic to perceptions of self, status, and support after two years of pandemic policies?
  • How does big data define (for macro and micro levels) the new normal in labor markets?
  • Registration is open and seats are limited!

Click here to download preconference agenda and speaker biographies

Program Chair:

  • Dr. Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, University of Oklahoma

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Bart Hobijn, Arizona State University

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Lisa Helene Rosen, Texas Woman’s University
  • Dr. Kevin Kniffin, Cornell University
  • Dr. Matt C. Howard, University of South Alabama

Invited Graduate Student Panelists:

  • Nicholas Carruth, DePaul University
  • Aijia Yao, Johns Hopkins University
  • Onyinye Miriam Uwolloh, Northern Kentucky University


8:00 AM

Welcome and introductions

8:00 AM

Presentation on COVID-19 and the Workplace: Issues, Implications, and Insights for Future Research and Action

8:15 AM

Presentation on Setbacks, Strain, and Stress: Lived Experiences of Working
Mothers during COVID-19

9:00 AM

Presentation on The U.S. Labor Market in the Wake of the Pandemic

9:45 AM

Panelists covering Remote Worker Outcomes, Struggles with Substance Use Disorders, and Workgroup Belonging During COVID-19

10:30 AM

Presentation on Work and Suicide: Understanding their relation before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic

11:00 AM

Wrap-up and Closing

12:00 PM

Program Ends