On Friday, March 4th, Prof. Hutcheon and research assistant Immanuel Zion presented research at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY. The poster described the results of a study conducted by the cognitive ctrl lab which investigated whether a secondary memory task would impact the presence of stimulus-driven control. The poster is available here:Hutcheon_etal_2019_EPA.
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.
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).
Research assistants Aileen and Sigi will be conducting research in the Cognitive Ctrl Lab this summer as a part of the Bard Summer Research Institute (BSRI) Program. Primary research topics for the summer include the implementation of eye tracking technology as well as a Grade Visualization program to improve students’ experience in the classroom.