Program of the meeting*
Many academics have become increasingly critical about the theoretical landscape in (work) psychology, the practical and societal relevance of our research, the prevalence of Questionable Research Practices, the rise of work pressure and mental health problems in academia, the problems relating to inequalities at universities, and the methodological isomorphism that favors predominantly quantitative, positivistic epistemologies in WOP.
With this Small Group Meeting, we want to address the abovementioned issues that affect our field by developing practical tools and practices that can be used to build a sustainable future for WOP, that has societal relevance, promotes equality, embraces diversity, makes academia a healthy environment, and builds on rigorous scientific methods.
To achieve this goal, we will use non-traditional formats that focus on active participation and co-creation, including:
Workshops: These sessions involve guided instruction and training by experienced mentors.
Hack-a-thons: These sessions involve projects where all participants jointly work toward a clear end goal.
Unconferenced sessions: Participants can freely pitch and discuss ideas during these sessions, which are moderated by the session organizers and focus on a particular topic or issue.
Lightning talks: These sessions include short, five-minute presentations.