Category: Psychology

Perelman, Zhang, Ellis, Shortz, Suss, Ghazal and Thanasuan at GRC 2013

Graduate students in Cognitive and Learning Sciences will be giving poster and oral presentations at the Graduate Research Colloquium 2013. Their presentations will take place on the first day of the colloquium, February 21, 2013, in the MUB Ballrooms A & B. Presenters, abstracts, and schedules are posted on the Graduate Student Government website.

Day 1 Feb 21 Poster Presentations 10am-12pm
Brandon Perelman
Wei Zhang
Katrina Ellis
Ashley Shortz

Day 1 Feb 21 Oral Presentations 3:00pm to 4:20 pm
Joel Suss
Saimia Ghazal
Kejkaew Thanasuan

Communicating Risks to Diverse, Vulnerable People

Rocio Garcia-Retamero, advanced associate professor from the University of Granada, Spain, is an expert in the psychology of stereotype formation, gender issues, medical decision making, and risk communication. Garcia-Retamero will present, “Communicating Risks to Diverse, Vulnerable People,” from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 31, in the MEESE Center, Room 110. She will be reviewing a collection of studies investigating the benefits of using visual aids for communicating health risks to diverse and often vulnerable individuals. Theoretical mechanisms, open questions, and emerging applications will be discussed.

Garcia-Retamero has published nearly 100 articles and chapters on these topics including two recently completed books. She is funded by grants from the “Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation” and the “Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making” in the US. Send questions to Edward Cokely at ecokely@mtu.edu.

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Learning and Cultural Transmission

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host Dr. Michael Kalish on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:05–11:55 in Meese 109. Kalish will provide a Research Presentation: “Learning and Cultural Transmission.”

Dr. Michael Kalish is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Louisiana – Lafayette. His research, which aims to answer fundamental questions about the structure of human knowledge, mixes computational modeling with behavioral experiments in the context of basic cognitive skills such as function learning, iterated learning, and interacting systems underlying category learning.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Susan Amato-Henderson at slamato@mtu.edu.

Paul Ward Lectures in Florida

Paul WardAssociate Professor Paul Ward (CLS) gave two lectures in Tampa, Fla. Ward presented “Is Less Always More? Skilled Situation Assessment, Perceptual Anticipation and Decision Making in Complex Environments” at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of South Florida and “Perceptual-cognitive Skill in Sport: Implications for Performance and Training in Complex Domains” at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, University of South Florida.

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Myounghoon Jeon Joins CLS

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Myounghoon Jeon joins the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from Georgia Tech.

Jeon holds a PhD and an MS in Engineering Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received an MS in Cognitive Science and a BA in Psychology from Yonsei University.

Jeon has published in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, The Korean Journal of the Science of Emotion and Sensibility and ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing.

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