Physiological Reactions to Stress
An Oculomotor Investigation into Aesthetic Judgement in 2D art
This research project examines the differences between expert and novice viewers of two dimensional art by examining dilation.
Eye Movements and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The Contributions of Word Shape to Paravofeal Processing in Readers with Dyslexia
Canine Eye Movements Replication Project
Object Permanence in Dogs
We want to understand the differences and similarities between the cognition and perception of dogs and humans. For example, do dogs develop a sense of object permanence as humans do? How do dogs respond to various perceptual signals, and how does it differ from human responses? We will perform direct and conceptual replications on recent literature of this topic to both bolster the current literature as well as hone research skills when working with a different species. We intend to design and implement original studies in the future.
Higher Education Research
Variations in Perceptions of Academic Freedom and Shared Governance based on Carnegie Classificaiton
This project explores the relationship between faculty and administration in higher education. Specifically, we look at the evolving role that shared governance has within that relationship.
Utah Women in Leadership in Higher Education
Utah Women in Higher Education as Primary Financial Supporters
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research
Essential Skills Needed by Novice Graduate Instructors before Teaching for the First Time (multiple studies)
Perceptions of Academic Self-Concept in STEM Classrooms
The Effect of Instructor-Student Personality Characteristic Match on Student Ratings of Instructor
Disentangling High Impact Practices: Do Peer Mentors or Research Experiences Matter More in General Psychology Courses?
Is the Pen Mightier than the Keyboard?: Assessing whether Distinct Types of Note-Taking Influence Retention at an Open-Enrollment Institution
Recent empirical work has demonstrated a strong correlation between academic performance and note-taking quality. The purpose of this experiment is to assess how college students take notes. Participants will watch a short TED talk (a videotaped lecture), take notes on the material presented in the video, and then take a short quiz on the material presented.
Effective Faculty Mentorship and Organizational Practices for Undergraduate Research Teams
Moral Judgment and Movement
We are replicating a study investigating if our moral judgment is affected by movement. In other words, we are investigating if the way we move affects the way we perceive others.