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Gerald McDonnell, Ph.D.

 Gerald McDonnell


Degree:  Cognitive Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests/Specialties:  Visual attention, working memory, perception, social cognition

Joined ISU:  August, 2018

Dr. McDonnell received his Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Nebrasksa-Lincoln.  He teaches cognitive psychology, perception, physiological psychology, statistics, and psychological research and writing.  His research encompasses many different aspects of human cognition ranging from visual attention to social cognition.  He is also interested in applied topics of cognition such as improving teaching within the field of psychology.  Please email Dr. McDonnell if you are interested in gaining research experience.


Selected Publications

McDonnell, G.P., Mills, M., Marshall, J.E., Zoesky, J.E., & Dodd, M.D. (2018).  You scan while search:  Examining visual search efficiency and occulomotor behavior in a joint search task.  Visual Cognition, 26(2), 71-88.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (2017).  Should students have the power to change course structure?  How feedback forms administered multiple times throughout a semester influence course ratings and exam performance.  Teaching of Psychology, 44(2), 91-99.

McDonnell, G.P., Mills, M., McCuller, C., & Dodd, M.D. (2015).  How does implicit learning of search regularities alter the manner in which you search?  Psychological Research, 79(2), 183-193.

McDonnell, G.P., Bornstein, B.B., Laub, C.E., Mills, M., & Dodd, M.D. (2014).  Perceptual processes in the cross-race effect:  Evidence from eyetracking.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36(6), 478-493.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (2013).  Examining the influence of a spatially irrelevant working memory load on attentional allocation.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 39(4), 933-940.

Dodd, M.D., Weiss, N., McDonnell, G.P., Sarwal, A., & Kingstone, A. (2012).  Gaze cues influence memory...but not for long.  Acta Psychologica, 141(1), 270-275.

Department of Psychology