Original work in partial fulfillment of a graduate degree in the School of Psychology.

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  • Understanding developmental and risk-status effects on visual engagement: Evaluation of infant play behavior 

    Vaughn, Sidni Alanna (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-26)
    Visual engagement, defined as “preferential attention to biological motion and preferential attention to others eyes or face” (Klin, Shultz, & Jones, 2015) is said to emerge early in infancy and serve as a foundation for ...
  • Expectations Influence Visual Search 

    Hartzell, Carolyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-28)
    Satisfaction of search errors, also called subsequent search misses, are a costly visual search problem, particularly in radiology. To date, research on causes and interventions for satisfaction of search errors has focused ...
  • The Effects of Automated Technology on the Experience of Agency at Work 

    Bufton, Gina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-19)
    The experience of agency, defined as “the experience of being in control both of one’s actions and, through them, of events in the external world” (Haggard & Tsakiris, 2009), is fundamental to a person-centric definition ...
  • Understanding multiple task coordination in a complex healthcare environment 

    Barg-Walkow, Laura Hillary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-07)
    Understanding multiple task coordination is important in complex life-critical environments. In healthcare, for example, many situations occur in which there are multiple tasks and limited resources for addressing all tasks ...
  • Informal reasoning with and without the Internet: An individual differences approach 

    Ellingsen, Victor J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-05)
    Informal reasoning is used when people reason about complex issues for which there is not a single, agreed-upon correct answer (Perkins, 1985; Sadler & Zeidler, 2005). Accordingly, an individual’s ability and willingness ...
  • DEVELOPING AND REFINING LINKS AS A REPRESENTATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONNECTION 

    Gokhman, Ilya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-13)
    Job embeddedness is a construct that attempts to explain voluntary employee turnover not from the lens of why people choose to leave, but why they choose to stay (Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, & Erez, 2001). The current ...
  • The Costs of Switching Between Team and Multiteam Tasks, and the Role of Shared Cognition 

    Plummer, Gabriel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-09)
    Many individuals work in teams. Many teams are interdependent with other teams. This requires that individuals engage in a specific form of multitasking to contribute to both their team and to other interdependent teams. ...
  • Multi-Modal Workload Impacts on Battlefield Situation Awareness 

    Thomas, Brandon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09-07)
    The U.S. Military is downsizing and streamlining its forces both in personnel and equipment; yet, the Department of Defense has promised to do so while leveraging technological advantages through proliferation of technology ...
  • Examining the counterproductive work behavior process: Momentary relationships among personality, affect, & situational strength 

    Kelly, Elnora Darnell (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03-12)
    Counterproductive work behavior (CWB) is a pervasive threat to individual, organizational, and societal well being. Consequently, CWB has received a great deal of attention in scholarly research. However, recent empirical ...
  • Strategy switching in the pediatric intensive care unit 

    Ferguson, Ashley N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-12-22)
    The study was aimed at determining how operators select strategies and switch among these strategies as they acquire new pieces of information or cues from the environment. I first determined the cues that experienced ...
  • Team task management: The impact of social and technological factors on task management behavior 

    McDonald, Joseph D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-16)
    In modern-day workplaces, knowledge workers are given more freedom than ever to choose which tasks to work on as well as how those tasks will be carried out. These choices include not only characteristics of the tasks ...
  • Pupillary responses to simple difficulty cues 

    Trani, Alexandra Nicole (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-15)
    Increases in emotional arousal and attention control simultaneously enhance activity in the sympathetic nervous system and cause pupils to dilate. Additionally, the pupil has been shown to be sensitive to changes in task ...
  • Investigating the sub-regional organization of the prefrontal cortex 

    Cookson, Savannah L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-15)
    The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is involved in many cognitive processes important for complex, flexible human behavior (e.g., Duncan & Owen, 2000). Recent research has posited at least two axes of functional organization in ...
  • Gender differences in social information processing at work 

    Burrus, Carla (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-09)
    Recently, women have made great strides in the workforce, yet, they remain largely underrepresented in top leadership positions. Gender differences in behavior are one of the explanations for this women’s leadership gap. ...
  • A Hybrid External Multidimensional Unfolding Approach for the Analysis of Self-Similarity Emotion Judgments 

    Sparks, Jordan Lea (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-12-04)
    A hybrid model approach to Carroll’s hierarchy of preference models (1972) is presented to 1) provide a more parsimonious fit for preference judgments, 2) minimize the number of anti-ideal points that typically arise from ...
  • How multi-teaming affects individuals and teams 

    Hodge, Raquel Asencio (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-29)
    This dissertation explores the phenomenon of multi-teaming, defined as an individual’s membership in multiple work teams. Participation in multiple teams gives individuals the opportunity to gain access to the knowledge ...
  • How people interpret and react to everyday automation issues 

    Preusse, Kimberly C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-19)
    Automation is frequently used in everyday life. However, automation can err and thereby complicate human-automation interactions. Current human-automation literature has investigated cues (e.g., frequency) people use to ...
  • Ruminating about Depression and Selective Attention 

    Price, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-02)
    Depression is a debilitating mood disorder that has been linked to ruminative thinking. Clinical research has found connections between rumination, depression, and deficits in selective attention, especially for negative ...
  • Applying Spindex Auditory Cues While Driving and Performing A Secondary Search Task 

    Gable, Thomas Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-08)
    This thesis investigated the impact of applying “spindex” text to speech (TTS) auditory cues in a long-list searching task on a cell phone while driving as compared to a visuals-only interface. Previous research has found ...
  • Can younger and older adults judge the quality of their text summaries? 

    Fulton, Erika Kathleen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-15)
    Metacomprehension and aging is an understudied area of research, despite its relevance to education, social information exchange, and important work and life decisions. Results are mixed on whether older adult text ...

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