Dynamic self-regulation across timescales: From milliseconds to decadesDynamic self-regulation is the process by which people manage competing demands on their time while striving to achieve desired and avoid undesired outcomes. In this talk, three streams of ongoing research that examine how the dynamics of different self-regulatory processes play out at different timescales will be presented.
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Research Today! How Context and Accessibility enhance consistency in people’s moral behaviour
GUEST TALK: Dr Timothy Ballard, Lecturer in Business & Organisational Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
Chair: Prof Karin S. Moser, PhD
Dynamic self-regulation is the process by which people manage competing demands on their time while striving to achieve desired and avoid undesired outcomes. In this talk, I present three streams of ongoing research that examine how the dynamics of different self-regulatory processes play out at different timescales. In Part 1 (milliseconds to minutes), I overview our recent efforts to integrate theories of motivation and decision making, which has culminated in a computational model that attempts to explain the dynamics of how people make goal prioritisation decisions in uncertain environments. In Part 2 (hours to weeks), I describe a project that seeks to understand and predict the dynamics of fatigue by extending so-called biomathematical models from the ergonomics literature to incorporate psychological factors such as workload. In Part 3 (years to decades), I use 20 years of data from a national longitudinal panel survey to explore the dynamic relationship between hours worked and well-being. I discuss the implications of this analysis for the recent global conservation around the four-day working week.
Dr Timothy Ballard is a Lecturer of Business and Organisational Psychology at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on understanding the dynamics of decision-making, motivation, fatigue, and stress and how these processes affect our performance and mental health. He uses this knowledge to help design work environments that promote happier, healthier, and more effective work. Practical applications of this work so far have included enhancing the capacity and safety of unmanned aerial systems operations, facilitating tactical decision-making in military contexts, providing tools to combat fatigue in submarine operations, and improving climate change communication practices.
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