Concentration:Audrey Hood

Cognitive Psychology

Preferred Email:

[email protected]

Advisor:

Dr. Keith Hutchison

Education:

Ph.D., Psychological Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (2017 – Present)

M.S., Experimental Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2017)

B.S., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2015)

     Minor: Behavioral Neuroscience

A.A., Criminal Justice, Harrisburg Area Community College, Gettysburg, PA (2012)
     High Honors

Research Interests:

I am interested in individual differences in attentional control and mind wandering, which I examine both behaviorally and physiologically.

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:

Published

Hood, A. V. B., & Hutchison, K. A. Providing goal reminders eliminates the relationship between working memory      capacity and Stroop errors. (In Press). Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

Banks, J. B., Jha, A. P., Hood, A. V. B., Goller, H. G., & Craig, L. Reducing the TUTs that hurt: The impact of a brief mindfulness induction on emotionally valenced mind wandering. (In Press). Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Hutchison, K. A., Moffitt, C. C., Hart, K., Hood, A. V. B., Watson, J. M., & Marchak, F. M. (In Press). Measuring task set preparation versus mind wandering using pupillometry. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46, 280-295.

Banks, J. B., Welhaf, M. S, Hood, A. V. B., Boals, A., & Tartar, J. L. (2016). Examining the role of emotional valence of mind wandering: All mind wandering is not equal. Consciousness and Cognition, 43, 167-176.

Under Revise & Resubmit

Banks, J. B., Welhaf, M. S., Hood, A. V. B., & Goller, H. G. Does task demand alter emotionally valenced mind wandering? (R&R; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition).

In Preparation

Hood, A. V. B., Whillock, S. R., Hutchison, K. A., & Meade, M. Examining working memory capacity in collaborative inhibition. (Manuscript in Preparation).

Presentations:

Conference Presentations

Hood, A. V. B., Whillock, S. R., Meade, M., & Hutchison, K. A. (2020, November). Does collaboration help or hurt recall? The answer depends on working memory capacity. Poster to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Virtual Conference.

Welhaf, M. W., Hood, A. V. B., Hutchison, K. A., Boals, A., & Banks, J. B. (2020, November). Mindfulness, anxiety, mind wandering, and self-reported cognitive functioning: A latent variable examination. Poster to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Virtual Conference.

Charbonneau, B., Hood, A. V. B., Marois, A., Watson, J. M., & Hutchison, K. A. (2020, November). Psychological experiences and restorative characteristics of virtual nature and urban images. Poster to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Virtual Conference.

Hood, A. V. B., & Hutchison, K. A. (2019, November). Providing goal reminders eliminates the relationship between working memory capacity and Stroop errors. Poster presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Hood, A. V. B., Banks, J. B., & Hutchison, K. A. (2018, November). Working memory capacity and dissociations of emotional valence and intensity on subjective and objective reports of mind wandering. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Craig, L., Goller, H. G., Holtzman, A. S., Zacka, E., Hood, A. V. B., & Banks, J. B. (2018, November). What the TUT? Examining the causes and consequences of emotionally valenced mind wandering. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Hood, A. V. B., Hickey, H. G., Brancaleone, P. J., & Banks, J. B. (2017, November). Don’t think about it: Examining the impact of thought suppression on emotionally valenced mind wandering. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC.

Welhaf, M. S., Hood, A. V. B., & Banks, J. B. (2016, November). Narrowing the wandering mind: The impact of an affect manipulation on working memory task performance and number of mind wandering topics. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Welhaf, M. S., Hood, A. V. B., Banks, J. B., & Boals, A. (2015, November). A tale of three TUTs: The role of emotional valence in cognitive task performance. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

University Presentations

Hood, A. V. B., & Hutchison, K. A. (2019, November). Providing goal reminders eliminates the relationship between working memory capacity and Stroop errors. Poster presented at the Winter Research Celebration, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Hood, A. V. B., & Whillock, S. R., Hutchison, K. A., & Meade, M. (2019, September). Examining working memory capacity in collaborative inhibition. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Welcome Back Event, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Hood, A. V. B., & Whillock, S. R., Hutchison, K. A., & Meade, M. (2019, September). The Ph.D. in Psychological Science Program at MSU. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Welcome Back Event, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Hood, A. V. B., Gestido, S., & Yacaman, A. (2015, April). The dark side of mind wandering: Examining the impact of emotionally valenced task unrelated thoughts on working memory. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (Award: 3rd place).      

Teaching Experience:

Instructor on Record - Montana State University                                                   

Memory and Cognition (online)                                                                                 Summer 2020

Overall evaluation: 4.8/5.0                                                                            

Memory and Cognition (on-campus)                                                                          Fall 2019

Overall evaluation: 4.8/5.0                                                                

Awards and Grants:

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Montana State University                                                                              2019/2020

Outstanding Professional Service & Outreach Award, Montana State University                                                       2019/2020

Ph.D. Enhancement Award, Montana State University                                                                                                  Spring 2019

College of Letters and Sciences Student Research Travel Grant ($250.00), Montana State University (Fall 2018)

College of Letters and Sciences Student Research Travel Grant ($500.00), Montana State University (Fall 2017)                            

Pan SGA Travel Grant ($800.00), Nova Southeastern University (Fall 2016)

Pan SGA Travel Grant ($750.00), Nova Southeastern University (Fall 2015)

President’s Academic Full-Tuition Scholarship, Nova Southeastern University (2013 – 2015) 
Received for having a transfer GPA of 3.75 or greater and 75 hours of documented 
community service; renewed based on maintaining a full-time status and GPA of 3.0+

Dean’s List, Nova Southeastern University (2013 – 2015)

Dean’s List, Shippensburg University (2013)

Dean’s List, Harrisburg Area Community College (2010 – 2013)

Memberships in Professional Organizations:

Psychonomic Society