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The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design, 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design 2-3

Dr. Mark Whiting uses design and computation to study collective psychologies and philosophies for an improved world. His research focuses on understanding how to improve decision making and coordination at individual, team and societal scales. Some examples of his research around gig work include asking:

– Gig work undercuts traditional institutions that help workers, e.g., labor laws — how might we design systems to reintroduce some of those benefits?

– Gig workers are stifled because of limited on-the-job training — how might gig worker tools make it easier for them to learn from their work?

– Today’s gig work platforms are mostly controlled by large companies — how might systems help these workers self-govern instead? In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

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Some examples of his research include:

  • Researching how crowd workers are relied upon but how using them can undercut institutional quality assurance unless crowd workers can certify each others’ work.
  • Investigating ways that feedback has value beyond just liking each other
  • Designing better governance in Crowdsourcing

In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

About Mark …

Mark Whiting conducts research in the Computer and Information at Science department at the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Operations, Information and Decisions department at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously researching at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Stanford University. Mark earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Science in Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design 1-3

Dr. Mark Whiting uses design and computation to study collective psychologies and philosophies for an improved world. His research focuses on understanding how to improve decision making and coordination at individual, team and societal scales. Some examples of his research around gig work include asking:

– Gig work undercuts traditional institutions that help workers, e.g., labor laws — how might we design systems to reintroduce some of those benefits?

– Gig workers are stifled because of limited on-the-job training — how might gig worker tools make it easier for them to learn from their work?

– Today’s gig work platforms are mostly controlled by large companies — how might systems help these workers self-govern instead? In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

Music by Kate SC

Some examples of his research include:

  • Researching how crowd workers are relied upon but how using them can undercut institutional quality assurance unless crowd workers can certify each others’ work.
  • Investigating ways that feedback has value beyond just liking each other
  • Designing better governance in Crowdsourcing

In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

About Mark …

Mark Whiting conducts research in the Computer and Information at Science department at the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Operations, Information and Decisions department at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously researching at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Stanford University. Mark earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Science in Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 3-3

The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 3-3

Who do you know that researches altered states of consciousness and cognitive-affective processes, neuropsychology of mystical experiences, and brain dynamics? Thanks to Dr. Z you can meet Dr. Tarik S Bel-Bahar.

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Dr. Tarik Bel-Bahar is an experimental psychologist who has examined brain dynamics and psychometrics in a broad range of contexts. He completed his PhD in personality and neuroscience at the University of Oregon, and has held postdoctoral positions at Anna Freud Centre/University College London, University of California San Diego, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. He is currently a researcher with the Translational Epidemiology lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute with a focus on EEG-derived brain dynamics associated with depression. His interests include the neuropsychology of affect, personality, social cognition, religious experience, contemplation, and altered states.

He hopes that everyone aspiring to PhD training has a long-term vision as well as intrinsic motivation for the topics of their chosen field.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 2-3

Who do you know that researches altered states of consciousness and cognitive-affective processes, neuropsychology of mystical experiences, and brain dynamics? Thanks to Dr. Z you can meet Dr. Tarik S Bel-Bahar.

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

Music by Kate SC

Dr. Tarik Bel-Bahar is an experimental psychologist who has examined brain dynamics and psychometrics in a broad range of contexts. He completed his PhD in personality and neuroscience at the University of Oregon, and has held postdoctoral positions at Anna Freud Centre/University College London, University of California San Diego, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. He is currently a researcher with the Translational Epidemiology lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute with a focus on EEG-derived brain dynamics associated with depression. His interests include the neuropsychology of affect, personality, social cognition, religious experience, contemplation, and altered states.

He hopes that everyone aspiring to PhD training has a long-term vision as well as intrinsic motivation for the topics of their chosen field.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 13: Tarik S. Bel Bahar Paranormal psychology, I feel strange and my brain won’t stop 1-3

Who do you know that researches altered states of consciousness and cognitive-affective processes, neuropsychology of mystical experiences, and brain dynamics? Thanks to Dr. Z you can meet Dr. Tarik S Bel-Bahar.

Listen to the episode in 3 parts

Part 1 m4a mp3Part 2 m4a mp3Part 3 m4a mp3

Music by Kate SC

Dr. Tarik Bel-Bahar is an experimental psychologist who has examined brain dynamics and psychometrics in a broad range of contexts. He completed his PhD in personality and neuroscience at the University of Oregon, and has held postdoctoral positions at Anna Freud Centre/University College London, University of California San Diego, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. He is currently a researcher with the Translational Epidemiology lab at the New York State Psychiatric Institute with a focus on EEG-derived brain dynamics associated with depression. His interests include the neuropsychology of affect, personality, social cognition, religious experience, contemplation, and altered states.

He hopes that everyone aspiring to PhD training has a long-term vision as well as intrinsic motivation for the topics of their chosen field.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
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The People Behind the PhDs 12: Michael Sayle, Acceptance of reality. English for academic purposes 3-3

The People Behind the PhDs 12: Michael Sayle, Acceptance of reality. English for academic purposes 3-3

Michael Sayle is a Global Professor in the English for Academic Purposes Program. He serves as the head of English for Academic Purposes in the joint law program between Ocean University of China (OUC) and the University of Arizona (UA).

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