Research conducted in the cognitive ctrl lab has recently been published in Teaching of Psychology. In this paper, we find a reduction in student engagement in sections of introduction to psychology where a technology-ban was implemented compared to sections where students are free to use technology. For more information, click here.
On Thursday, November 15th, the Cognitive Ctrl lab was set to head to New Orleans to present recent work at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Unfortunately, an early season snow storm dumped over 6 inches of snow on New York (the second most snow in November since the 1800s) leading to a cancelled flight. Although we were not able to make it this year, you can see our poster on the presence of stimulus-driven control under concurrent working memory load here: Hutcheon_etal_2018_Psychonomics.
On Friday, September 28th, Prof. Hutcheon presented research at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Teachers of Psychology (MATOP) Conference in Largo, MD. This talk described the results of a study conducted by the cognitive ctrl lab which investigated how providing students with detailed visualizations of their grade over the course of the semesters impacted student stress and performance in the classroom. The slides from this talk are available here: Hutcheon_MATOP_2018.
Graduating research assistants Aileen Lian and Elizabeth Fitzgerald both received academic prizes at the 2018 Bard College Commencement exercises. Aileen earned the Andrew Jay Bernstein Prize given to a senior in recognition of the originality and quality of the Senior Project in Psychology. Elizabeth earned the Dr. Richard M. Siegel Memorial Prize in Science given to a student majoring in science who, in the judgment of the faculty, demonstrates academic excellence. Congratulations to Aileen, Elizabeth, and all graduating seniors!
On Thursday, March 29th, Prof. Hutcheon presented work conducted in the lab regarding the generalizability of context-driven control. The results of these three studies suggest that under some (but not all) conditions, context-driven control can be accounted for by variations in the efficiency of control processes and not simply due to contingency learning.
On Friday, October 20th, Prof. Hutcheon presented work done in collaboration with research assistants Sigi Nielsen, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, and Aileen Lian at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology (NECTOP) annual meeting in Newton, Mass. The poster described preliminary results showing the impact of grade visualization on students self-reported academic related stress.
On Thursday, September 28, research assistants Aileen Lian and Sigi Nielsen presented research at the Bard Summer Research Institute poster session in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. The research, conducted over the summer, explored the benefits of eye tracking technology in examining college students’ classroom experiences.