Assistant Professor of Psychology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Mind, Brain, and Behavior, Psychology
Biography:Professor Hutcheon’s research focuses on cognitive control, which is defined as the ability to select relevant sources of information in the face of distracting or competing sources of information. As everyone has experienced, the efficiency of cognitive control varies. At times we find it easy to sit down at our computers and work on a paper. At other times we end up checking our email every three minutes. What causes this variability in performance? Professor Hutcheon’s research seeks to understand the mechanisms that support cognitive control, the factors that influence the efficiency of cognitive control, and how these are influenced by healthy aging. To address these issues, Professor Hutcheon uses a variety of behavioral and statistical techniques including computational modeling and response time distribution analyses. His work has been published in Teaching of Psychology; Acta Psychologica; The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; and Psychology and Aging, among others.
BA, Bates College; MS, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology. Has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Agnes Scott College. At Bard since 2014.
- Research Interests: Selective attention; cognitive aging, media multitasking in the classroom
- Teaching Interests: Cognition; sensation and perception; statistics; advertising and consumer behavior