I am very excited to have the opportunity to share information about the PICS database at the APS Convention this year in Washington D.C. I have worked with my colleagues at New Mexico State University and the University of Central Florida to develop a database of images that is organized by similarity using multidimensional scaling.… Continue reading PICS Database at APS
I will be presenting a poster at VSS 2019 on my work with NMSU and UCF. We examined the ability of MDS to quantify category variability and predict visual search performance. This will be the first presentation to include information about the forthcoming PICS database. Robbins, A., Scherer, K., Sabic, E., MacDonald, J., Ercolino, A.,… Continue reading See you at VSS!
Congratulations to the Carthage College Intro Psych instruction team who will be presenting at MISTOP on February 22nd. The talk will focus on using team teaching for large introductory classes. Barhart, A., Cameron, E.L., Sylaska, K., Munk, D., & Robbins, A. (2019) The Benefits of Team-Teaching Introduction to Psychological Science. Talk to be presented at the 26th… Continue reading Presentations coming up…
I had a wonderful time at my first NITOP conference! There were some great discussions about changing the way we teach statistics and research methods in light of changes in psychological science. I look forward to continuing these discussions with my colleagues and new connections. Please email me for access any of the teaching materials… Continue reading NITOP Materials
Dr. Kateryna Sylaska and I will host a Participant Idea Exchange at the 2019 meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. We will discuss best practices for teaching future researchers of psychological science in a time when the field struggles with a replication crisis. Robbins, A., & Sylaska, K. (2019) Riding the… Continue reading Join us for PIE at NITOP!
I've been quite busy for the past couple months with travel and preparing for life after graduate school. I am happy to say I have accepted a post doc position at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I will be able to continue my research, explore new collaborations, and teach undergraduates.
Last week I successfully defended my dissertation! Thanks to my committee (Michael Hout, Justin MacDonald, Laura Thompson, Dominic Simon, and Phillip Post) for all your support and feedback over the years.
I just received word that I will be giving a talk at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference April 12-14. This talk will be a summary of my dissertation efforts, focusing on how context is an important factor in developing precise search templates in categorical search. It will be my first time attending RMPA. I… Continue reading RMPA Talk in April
I recently was accepted to present at the Vision Sciences Society conference this year in St. Pete's Beach, FL. I will be presenting some data from my dissertation research. I'm excited to be back at VSS this year! Robbins, A., Hout, M. C. (May, 2018). Scene context influences expectations about imprecisely specified search targets. Poster… Continue reading VSS updates
Last week our most recent article "“Categorical templates are more useful when features are consistent: Evidence from eye-movements during search for societally important vehicles.” was featured on the website for the Psychonomic Society! You can read more HERE