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.
Prof. Hutcheon recieved a 2017 Early Career Psychologist Travel Grant from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). This grant will be used to fund Prof. Hutcheon’s travel to the annual Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology (NECTOP) in October, 2017 where he will present recent work which attempts to understand how providing students with a visualization of their grades can impact their performance and experience within the classroom.
Meet our new lab members! Sigi Nielsen and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, who are both junior psychology majors at Bard, are excited to be the latest research assistants to join the Cognitive Ctrl Lab. In the upcoming weeks, they’ll join the other lab members in running participants through an experiment that examines the effects of memory load (the amount of information a person holds, at any given time, in their working memory) on cognitive control. Stay tuned for updates on the researchers’ findings!