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Tara Behrend: "The Psychology of Surveillance: How Being Watched Changes Our Behavior"

Tara Behrend

Tara Behrend

2016-17 Fellow


Organizational psychologist Tara Behrend focuses on the implications of a digitally connected world of work. As pervasive data collection becomes increasingly common in modern work and educational settings, she examines what it means for individual freedom and self-determination.

Pervasive data collection is a feature of most modern work and education settings. Dr. Tara Behrend, Director of the Workplaces and Virtual Environments lab at George Washington University, studies the psychology of information privacy. In her talk she will discuss the long history of surveillance and the consequences of these practices for individual freedom and self-determination today.