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Richard Landers

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Old Dominion University
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My home area is Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the application of psychological principles to the working world. In particular, I’m interested in how the Internet has and will change the way work is conducted. Training is my focus right now – using the web to deliver instruction is the likely future of most work-related training, and little research is available so far to help practitioners design web-based training effectively. I think I can help. My expertise is a peculiar one for an I/O psychologist. I trained for my Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota under the brilliant Paul Sackett, but I also have a long history and strong background in computer science. I’m a psychologist who knows how to write computer programs. That puts you in the minority.

Recent publications

  • Gamification of employee training and development

    • Armstrong M
    • Landers R
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  • Gamification Science, Its History and Future: Definitions and a Research Agenda

    • Landers R
    • Auer E
    • Collmus A
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University

July 2009 - Present

Graduate Student Instructor

University of Minnesota

May 2006 - May 2009(3 years)


Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

University of Minnesota

September 2004 - May 2009(5 years)

Co-authors (37)

  • Cristina Barreto