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dc.contributor.advisorAtchley, Paul
dc.contributor.authorDressel, Jeffrey Alan
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-12T05:14:05Z
dc.date.available2009-01-12T05:14:05Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-18
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2574
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/4312
dc.description.abstractDiscusses design elements that should be utilized for optimal measurement of dual task performance, and reviews literature suggesting that these elements are underutilized. Participants seem to be able to effectively "tune out" one or the other task in a dual task paradigm, though traditional analyses and POC analyses converge to inform us that under these experimental conditions (which may not require adequate cognitive load), UFOV performance is not as greatly impacted by concurrent verbal tasks as pilot data and theory suggest. While smaller than expected, these dual task costs have implications in an applied setting, as 19% of subjects exhibited UFOV scores under dual task conditions that would predict more than double the risk of injurious accident. Finally, highly arousing negatively valent verbal stimuli may lead to greatest interference with visual attention performance.
dc.format.extent103 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.subjectHuman factors
dc.subjectVisual attention
dc.subjectAccident risk
dc.subjectCellular phone
dc.subjectUseful field of view
dc.titleMEASURING DUAL TASK COST USING THE PERFORMANCE OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC: THE EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL WORDS ON ONE'S FUNCTIONAL FIELD OF VIEW
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberAtchley, Ruth Ann
dc.contributor.cmtememberKemper, Susan
dc.contributor.cmtememberSimpson, Greg
dc.contributor.cmtememberPerlmutter, David
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplinePsychology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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