THESES AND DISSERTATIONS


2015

Kimberley Orsten
False Pop Out
Dissertation
May 1, 2015
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: Sewall Hall Rm 462
Chair: James Pomerantz
Other committee members: James L. Dannemiller, Richard Grandy, and David M. Lane

Ting Xiao
Reasoning, Fast and Slow: Investigating Cognitive Abilities, Speed and Effects of Personality Traits
Master's Thesis
April 17, 2015
Time: 9:30am - 12pm
Location: Sewall Hall Rm 460
Chair: Fred Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Anton J. Villado

Jingyi Geng
Role of features and categories in the organization of object knowledge
Dissertation
April 17, 2015
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Sewall Hall Rm 462
Chair: Tatiana Schnur
Other committee members: Randi C. Martin, Simon Fisher-Baum, and Steven Cox

Alda Rivas
Do older adults benefit from effortful retrieval?
Dissertation
April 16, 2015
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: Sewall Hall Rm 462
Chair: Jessica Logan
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Simon Fisher-Baum

Carmen Young
The Effects of Structure and Metacognitive Prompts on Learning Outcomes in Training Environments
Dissertation
February 10, 2015
Time:1-3pm
Location: Sewall Hall Rm 429G
Chair: Margaret Beier
Other committee members: Michelle Hebl and Anton J. Villado

Nicole Howie
The Generalizability of Cognitive Modeling Parameters for Older Adults
Dissertation
January 7, 2015
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum, Marcia O'Malley, and Jessica M. Logan

2014

Melissa Gallagher
Modeling Password Entry on Mobile Devices: Please Check Your Password and Try Again
Dissertation
December 17, 2014
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum, Marcia O'Malley, and David M. Lane

Danae Holmes
Checking Your Answers: An Investigation of Alternative Review Screen Design for Electronic Voting Systems
Dissertation
November 24, 2014
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: David M. Lane, Dan Wallach, and Michael Byrne

Clayton Stanley
Comparing vector-based and ACT-R memory models using large-scale datasets: User-customized hashtag and tag prediction on Twitter and StackOverflow
Dissertation
November 13, 2014
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum and Devika Subramanian

Jeffrey Zemla
Factors Influencing Speed-Accuracy Tradeoffs in Decision Making
Dissertation
September 25, 2014
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur, Richard Batsell, and Philip T. Kortum

Jisoo Ock
Why do raters pursue different rating goals? The role of rater personality and accountability context
Dissertation
September 2, 2014
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Anton J. Villado, and D. Brent Smith

Samuel McAbee
Personality, Interpersonal Skills, and Students' Job Search Behaviors
Dissertation
August 7, 2014
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, D. Brent Smith, and John Cornwell

Claudia Acemyan
System Usability and User Mental Models of Three Verifiable End-to-end Voting Methods: Helios, Prêt à Voter, and Scantegrity II
Dissertation
July 1, 2014
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, Dan Wallach, and David M. Lane

Denise Y. Harvey
Semantic Interference in Language Production and Comprehension: Same or Separable Loci? 
Dissertation
April 18, 2014
Chair: Tatiana T. Schnur
Other committee members: Randi C. Martin, Simon Fischer-Baum, and Casey O'Callaghan

Seydahmet Ercan
Antecedents of Expatriates' Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Expatriate Adjustment and Job Attitudes as Mediators and Cultural Similarity as the Moderator 
Dissertation
April 1, 2014
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Anton J. Villado, and D. Brent Smith

Katie O'Brien
Just Saying "No": An Examination of Gender Differences in the Ability to Decline Requests in the Workplace 
Dissertation
March 31, 2014
Chair: Michelle Hebl
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Anton J. Villado, and Bridget Gormon

Debshila Basu Mallick
An Investigation of Audiovisual Speech Perception Using the McGurk Effect
Master's Thesis
March 11, 2014
Director: Michael Beauchamp
Chair: James L. Dannemiller
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur and Margaret E. Beier

Heather Dial
Separating Semantic and Phonological Short-term Memory in Aphasic Patients Using a Novel Concurrent Probe Paradigm
Master's Thesis
January 1, 2014
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur and Jessica M. Logan

2013

Anna Cragin
Relative Salience of Emergent Features in Vision 
Dissertation
October 21, 2013 
Chair: James R. Pomerantz
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, James L. Dannemiller, and Casey O'Callaghan

Michelle Martin
Personality, Emotional Intelligence, and Skill in Service Encounters: Exploring the Role of Prosocial Knowledge as a Mediator
Dissertation
August 30, 2013
Chair: Stephan J. Motowidlo
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Frederick L. Oswald, and D. Brent Smith

Rebecca Lundwall
Molecular Genetics and the Development of Reflexive Visual Attention
Dissertation
August 8, 2013
Chair: James L. Dannemiller
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald, John Alford, and Anne Sereno

Christina Upchurch
Adaptive Performance: The Role of Knowledge Structure Development
Master's Thesis
April 17, 2013
Chair: Anton J. Villado
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Frederick L. Oswald

Julie Walker Hughes
All cumulative semantic inference is not equal: A test of the Dark Side Model of lexical access
Master's Thesis
April 17, 2013
Chair: Tatiana T. Schnur
Other committee members: Randi C. Martin and Simon Fischer-Baum

Bryan Campbell
The Usability Implications of Long Ballot Content for Paper, Electronic, and Mobile Voting Systems
Dissertation
April 15, 2013
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum, Dan Wallach, and David M. Lane

Gillian Piner
CHILVote: The design and assessment of an accessible audio voting system
Dissertation
April 10, 2013
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum and Dan Wallach

Enrica Ruggs
The Influence of Employee Inkings on Consumer Behavior: Booed, Eschewed, and Tattooed
Dissertation
March 28, 2013
Chair: Michelle Hebl
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald, D. Brent Smith, and Margaret E. Beier

Danae Holmes
Vote-By-Phone: Usability of an Accessible IVR Voting System
Master's Thesis
March 8, 2013
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: Michael Byrne and David M. Lane

Nicole Howie
The Effect of Response Modality on Task Performance for Older and Younger Adults
Master's Thesis
March 6, 2013
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum and Jessica M. Logan

Jennifer Chen
Human Olfactory Perception: Characteristics, Mechanisms and Functions
Dissertation
March 5, 2013
Director: Xiaohong Denise Chen
Chair: James R. Pomerantz
Other committee members: Jessica M. Logan and Casey O'Callaghan

Sebastian Thomas
The Impact of Feedback Tone, Grammatical Person and Presentation Mode on Performance and Satisfaction in a Computer-based Learning Task
Dissertation
January 9, 2013
Chair: David M. Lane
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, H. Albert Napier, and Philip T. Kortum

2012

Yu-Hsuan Chang
Chess performance under time pressure: Evidence for the slow processes in speed chess
Master's Thesis
December 19, 2012
Chair: David M. Lane
Other committee members: James L. Dannemiller and Frederick L. Oswald

Melissa Gallagher
Modeling Curved Movement
Master's Thesis
December 18, 2012
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: Philip T. Kortum and James R. Pomerantz

Louma Ghandour
Stability of College Students’ Fit with Their Academic Major and the Relationship Between Academic Fit and Occupational Fit
Dissertation
November 29, 2012
Chair: Margaret E. Beier
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald, Bridget Gorman, and John M. Cornwell

Jason Randall
Is Retest Bias Biased? An Examination of Race, Sex, and Ability Differences in Retest Performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test
Master's Thesis
November 26, 2012
Chair: Anton J. Villado
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Frederick L. Oswald

Corinne Allen
Inhibitory control mechanisms and their role in task switching: A multi-methodological approach
Dissertation
May 8, 2012
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur, Suzanne Kemmer, Chandramallika Basak, and Frederick L. Oswald

Larry Martinez
Confronting Bias: How Targets and Allies Can Address Prejudice Against Gay Men in the Workplace
Dissertation
April 16, 2012
Chair: Michelle Hebl
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Rick K. Wilson, and John M. Cornwell

Jisoo Ock
Practical impact of predictor reliability for personnel selection decisions
Master's Thesis
April 13, 2012
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Anton J. Villado

Amy Crook
Training Interpersonal Skills for Interviews: The Value of Behavioral Models and the Role of Personality
Dissertation
April 11, 2012
Chair: Margaret E. Beier
Other committee members: Stephan J. Motowidlo, D. Brent Smith, and Anton J. Villado

Seydahmet Ercan
Assessing Adverse Impact: An Alternative to the Four-Fifths Rule
Master's Thesis
April 11, 2012
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Anton J. Villado

Azli Hassan
Testing the semantic control hypothesis for stroke aphasics with semantic deficits
Master's Thesis
April 11, 2012
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur and David M. Lane

Yi Glaser
The Mechanisms of Proactive Interference and Their Relationship with Working Memory
Dissertation
April 10, 2012
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, Rick Wilson, Chandramallika Basak, and Michael Beauchamp

Chad Tossell
An Empirical Analysis of Smartphone Use: Characterizing Internet Visit Patterns and User Differences
Dissertation
February 24, 2012
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, David M. Lane, and Lin Zhong

Sara Haber
The Neurological Components of Metacognitive Monitoring: JOL Accuracy in Younger and Older Adults
Dissertation
January 10, 2012
Chair: Jessica M. Logan
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Richard Grandy, Michael Beauchamp, and James L. Dannemiller

2011

Shu Wang
Individual Differences in Adaptation to Changes
Dissertation
December 15, 2011
Chair: Margaret E. Beier
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald, H. Albert Napier, Anton J. Villado, and Jeffrey Fleisher

Yingying Tan
Semantic and Syntactic Interference in Sentence Comprehension and Their Relationship to Working Memory Capacity
Master's Thesis
November 23, 2011
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: Tatiana T. Schnur and David M. Lane

Jeffrey Zemla
A Computational Model of Commercial Jetliner Taxiing
Master's Thesis
September 7, 2011
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: David M. Lane and Philip T. Kortum

Daniel Glaser
Implications of differences of echoic and iconic memory for the design of multimodal displays
Dissertation
August 12, 2011
Chair: David M. Lane
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, Philip T. Kortum, and H. Albert Napier

Rebecca Lundwall
Is Response Time Variability on an Exogenous Visual Orienting Task Associated with Specific Genetic Markers?
Master's Thesis
June 27, 2011
Chair: James L. Dannemiller
Other committee members: Chandramallika Basak and Frederick L. Oswald

Gillian Piner
A Usability and Real World Perspective on Accessible Voting
Master's Thesis
May 10, 2011
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: David M. Lane and Philip T. Kortum

Harrison Kell
Predicting Professional and Technical Performance among Medical Students: Personality, Cognitive Ability, and the Mediating Role of Knowledge
Dissertation
April 18, 2011
Chair: Stephan J. Motowidlo
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Frederick L. Oswald, and D. Brent Smith

Ashley Meyer
The positive and negative effects of testing in lifelong learning
Dissertation
April 12, 2011
Chair: Jessica M. Logan
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier, Nicoletta Orlandi, and James L. Dannemiller

Gunes Avci
Transfer of the testing effect: Just how powerful is it?
Dissertation
April 6, 2011
Chair: Jessica M. Logan
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald and Suzanne Kemmer

Jennifer Chen
Binaral Rivalry in the Presence of Visual Perceptual and Semantic Influences
Master's Thesis
March 31, 2011
Chair: Denise Chen
Other committee members: Chandramallika Basak and  Jessica M. Logan

Rochelle Evans
Why Does Content Desirability Impact Subjective Video Quality Ratings and What Can Be Done About It?
Dissertation
January 24, 2011
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: Michael Byrne, Lin Zhong, and David M. Lane

Michelle Martin
The Generalizability of Knowledge as Measured by a Single-Response Situational Judgment Test Across Domains
Master's Thesis
January 21, 2011
Chair: Stephan J. Motowidlo
Other committee members: Margaret E. Beier and Frederick L. Oswald

2010

Bryan Campbell
Usability Assessment of the Straight-Party Voting Ballot Option on Paper, Punch Card, and Electronic Voting Systems
Master's Thesis
December 13, 2010
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: David M. Lane and Philip T. Kortum

Kristen Greene
Effects of Multiple Races and Header Highlighting on Undervotes in the 2006 Sarasota General Election: A Usability Study and Cognitive Modeling Assessment
Dissertation
November 22, 2010
Chair: Michael Byrne
Other committee members: David M. Lane, Dan Wallach, and Philip T. Kortum

Ashley Rittmayer Hanks
Employee Turnover: The Effects of Workplace Events
Dissertation
November 12, 2010
Chair: Margaret E. Beier
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald, Andrew Perkins, and Michelle Hebl

Katharine Bachman
The Influence of Work-Family Balance Based Realistic Job Previews on Job Search Decisions
Master's Thesis
November 9, 2010
Chair: Michelle Hebl
Other committee members: Anton J. Villado and Margaret E. Beier

Yue Su
The effect of secondary tasks and stimulus type on ratings of telephone hold workload
Master's Thesis
August 20, 2010
Chair: Philip T. Kortum
Other committee members: Michael Byrne and David M. Lane

Larry Martinez
Childhood cancer survivors' workplace experiences 
Master's Thesis
August 3, 2010
Chair: Michelle Hebl
Other committee members: Frederick L. Oswald and Margaret E. Beier

Katherine Ramos
Development of a New Measure of Helping at Work 
Master's Thesis
June 15, 2010
Chair: Frederick L. Oswald
Other committee members: Stephan J. Motowidlo and Daniel J. Beal

Denise Harvey
Object Priming in the Fusiform Cortex: Exploring Effects of Task and Visual Similarity 
Master's Thesis
May 14, 2010
Chair: Tatiana T. Schnur
Other committee members: James L. Dannemiller, Randi C. Martin,  and E. Darcy Burgund

Sebastian Thomas
The Influence of the Tone of Feedback Prompts on the Learning Behavior and Satisfaction of University Students in a Multiple Cue Probability Task
Master's Thesis
May 13, 2010
Chair: David M. Lane
Other committee members: Michael Byrne and Philip T. Kortum

Anna Stupina
Perceptual Organization in Vision: Emergent Features in Two-Line Space
Master's Thesis
May 5, 2010
Chair: James R. Pomerantz
Other committee members: Michael Byrne and James L. Dannemiller

Corinne Allen
Task switching and short-term retention: The role of memory load in task switching performance 
Master's Thesis
April 14, 2010
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: David M. Lane and Jessica M. Logan

Jingyi Geng
The distractor frequency effect in Stroop and picture-word interference paradigms 
Master's Thesis
April 13, 2010
Chair: Tatiana T. Schnur
Other committee members: Randi C. Martin and Jessica M. Logan

Loan Vuong
The role of attentional control in garden path recovery 
Dissertation
January 15, 2010
Chair: Randi C. Martin
Other committee members: David M. Lane, Jessica M. Logan, and Suzanne Kemmer

Pablo Cruz
Emotion Perception and Reactions to Tests: Affective Influences on Test Performance 
Dissertation
January 13, 2010
Chair: Daniel J. Beal
Other committee members: Michelle Hebl, Andrew Perkins, and Margaret E. Beier