Richard N. Landers


Richard N. Landers is an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he began his research program on understanding how new internet-enabled technologies can be best used 1) to improve the quality and difficulty of accurately measuring human characteristics, 2) to improve learning conducted via the internet via interactive experiences, and 3) to improve or create new internet-enabled social scientific research methodologies. This has resulted in a substantial research steam in the area of gamification, where his focus has been on developing a gamification science with rigorous, valid theoretical models and clear, practical implications in the areas of assessment and learning. His research and writing has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Science News Daily, Popular Science, Maclean’s, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. He has served as Associate Editor of Computers in Human Behavior, Simulation & Gaming, and the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Psychology, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, and the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. He has written two textbooks and edited one scholarly handbook, and he is currently working on a comprehensive handbook on technology and employees, entitled the Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior.

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