Snowed in from Psychonomics

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.

Research Presented at Annual MATOP Conference

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.

Chapter to be published in Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching

In response to the increased use of personal technologies, such as laptops and cell phones in the classroom, instructors have begun to implement technology bans.  The purpose of this essay is to review the evidence in favor of a technology ban, describe recent results which suggest a ban can be harmful to students’ engagement in the course, and to provide recommendations for instructors to aid in the development of a technology policy for their classrooms (http://teachpsych.org/E-xcellence-in-Teaching-Blog/5068179).