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As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri S&T suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same.
Think about the last time you were asked to review a product or service. You were probably sent an electronic survey using that familiar five-point scale system that asks you to rate everything about the product from “excellent” to “poor.” A Missouri S&T researcher wants to scrap this traditional approach in favor of gathering marketing and information systems data by scanning your brainwaves.
Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.
Missouri S&T’s graduate program in industrial-organizational psychology gave Cheyenne Kovach the opportunity to pursue her specific interest as a psychologist. As the program’s first graduate, she’s also opening doors for future graduate students.