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Completed Theses

The Predictive Utility of the Model of Multiple Identity Tracking in Air Traffic Control Performance, by Ryan M. Hope

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lauri Oksama - The Academy of Finland and the University of Turku, Finland
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Temporal Awareness and Rhythmic Performance, by Daniel J. Colombo

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew Herbert - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carl Atkins - Director of Music, Department of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Time Delays and System Response Times in Human-Computer Interaction, by Noah Stupak

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew Herbert - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Effects of Video-Conferencing on Gaze Behavior and Communication, by Leanne S. Bohannon

Committee Members:
Andrew Herbert - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jeff Pelz - Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Effect of Cross-Chain Discussion on Rumor Accuracy, by Samuel J. Brougher

Committee Members:
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kirsten Condry - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Emergency Department Crowding and Provider Workload, by Kathryn M. Coles

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen – Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sandra Schneider - Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester
Matthew Marshall - Department of Industrial Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Does Dual Task Interference Affect Concurrent Duration Production?  By Mary Merlau

Committee Members:
Andrew Herbert – Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kirsten Condry - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

User Experience With Cyber Collaboration Technologies, by Jessica L. Smagner

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anne Haake - Department of Information Sciences & Technologies, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kirsten Condry - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Effects of Group Apology and Reparation after Breach of Psychological Contract, by Anthony Alongi

Committee Members:
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Prashant Bordia - Professor, Division of Business, University of South Australia
John E. Edlund- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Kansei Engineering and Cultural Differences in Mobile Phone Design, by Loni Watson

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Matthew Marshall- Department of Industrial Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Stanley Caplan- Human Factors Principal and President, Usability Associates LLC

The Effect of Interruptions on Prospective Memory in the Emergency Department, by Kate Walders

Committee Members:
Nicholas DiFonzo - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollin J. Fairbanks - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & of Community and Preventive Medicine University of Rochester
Lindsay Schenkel - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Human Reliability Analysis in Healthcare: Application of the Cognitive Reliability and Error Analysis Method (CREAM) in a Hospital Setting, by Joey L. Deeter

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Marcos Esterman-  Rochester Institute of Technology
Matthew Marshall - Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Mayo - Medical and Dental Staff, RGH

Identifying Medical Resident Stress with Work Domain Representation, by Daniel Travis Nystrom

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony J. Fedullo - Director of Medical Education, RGH
Gavan Lintern - Chief Scientist, Cognitive Systems Design, Australia

Rescue Breathing in Noisy Environments, by Brianna J. Slutsky

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Stan Caplan - President, Usability Associates, LLC
Syed Ahmed Mustafa- President, Paramedic 92 Holdings, Inc.

Metacognition and Decision-Making Style in Clinical Narratives, by Limor Hochberg

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Cecilia O. Alm- Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anne Haake- Golisano College,  Rochester Institute of Technology
Caroline DeLong - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

How Disgust Affects Romantic Attraction: How our Moods Affect our Judgments of Attractiveness, by Nicholas Phelan

Committee Members:
John Edlund- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew Herbert- Department of Psychology,  Rochester Institute of Technology
Tina Sutton- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joseph Baschnagel- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Data-ink Ratio and Task Complexity in Graph Comprehension, by Kevin McGurgan

Committee Members:
Andrew Herbert- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Elena Fedorovskaya- College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tina Sutton- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Role of Offender Perception in Treatment Outcome for Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence with Co-occurring Substance Dependency, by Andrea DeSisti

Committee Members:
John Edlund- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Caroline Easton- Biomedical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lindsay Schenkel- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Directing Attention in an Augmented Reality Environment:  An Attentional Tunneling Evaluation, by Alan Lambie

Committee Members:
Andrew Herbert -Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jeff Pelz - Center of Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
Reynold Bayley- Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

Workload in Nursing: A Descriptive Study using Cognitive Work Analysis, by Jonathan Umbansky

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Heidi Mix- Director of LPN and CNA Programs, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
Samuel Huber-Associate CMO for Patient Safety and Quality, Rochester Regional Health System
 

Healthcare Incident Reporting: The Impacts of Usability of Input Interfaces, Usability of Resulting Data and Attitudes Towards Reporting, by Paul Wiele

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Heidi Mix- Director of LPN and CNA Programs, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
Karlee Haschmann - Clinical Analyst, Rochester General Hospital

Augmented Reality HUDS: Warning Signs and Drivers' Situation Awareness, by Zachary McDonald

Committee Members:
Andrew Herbert -Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joseph Baschnagel- Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Martin Gordon - Department of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Patient History Elicitation and Diagnostic Decision Making, by Nicholas Iuliucci

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tracy Worrell - Department of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology
Cecilia Ovesdotter Ahn - Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nancy Valentage - Physician Assistant Program, Rochester Institute of Technology

Accounting for the Language in Executive Function, by Jessica Contreras

Committee Members:
Peter Hauser - Director of the Deaf Studies Lab, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tina Sutton - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Karen Emmorey - School of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University

Short-Term Retention of Location-Identity Bindings for Complex Objects, by Alexander Nalbandian

Committee Members:
Esa Rantanen - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew Herbert - Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lauri Oksama - National Defence University Department of Behavioral Sciences and the University of Turku, Finland