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Faculty Member - Experimental Psychology

Jamie C. Gorman, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences.


Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, New Mexico State University, 2006; Postdoctoral research associate, Arizona State University, 2007-2010.


Phone: (806) 834-2942

Fax: (806) 742-0818


Professional Service:

Member of the American Psychological Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Research Support:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Office of Naval Research
  • National Science Foundation

Research Interests:

What is the nature of team coordination dynamics such that teams and groups may accomplish more than individuals working alone? In my lab, we study team coordination dynamics across multiple levels of analysis, including team-level cognition and team-level motor skill. We employ nonlinear dynamical systems theory to broaden our perspective on coordination and action beyond basic psychological functioning in the individual (e.g., thinking; acting) to emergent team-level functions. Many of the tasks we study have implicit and explicit implications for understanding teamwork and training in applied domains, such as remote vehicle operations (e.g., unmanned ground vehicles) and team collaboration and decision making (e.g., intelligence gathering and planning).

Selected Research:

  • Gorman, J. C., & Crites, M. J. (2013). Are Two Hands (From Different People) Better Than One? Mode Effects and Differential Transfer Between Manual Coordination Modes. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 55(4), 815-829.
  • Cooke, N. J., Gorman, J. C., Meyers, C. W., & Duran, J. L. (2013). Interactive team cognition. Cognitive Science, 37, 255-285.
  • Stevens, R. H., Gorman, J. C., Amazeen, P. G., Likens, A., Galloway, T. (2013). The organizational neurodynamics of teams. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, & Life Sciences, 17, 67-86.
  • Gorman, J. C., Hessler, E. E., Amazeen, P. G., Cooke, N. J., & Shope, S. M. (2012). Dynamical analysis in real time: Detecting perturbations to team communication. Ergonomics, 55, 825-839.
  • Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N. J., Amazeen, P. G., & Fouse, S. (2012). Measuring patterns in team interaction sequences using a discrete recurrence approach. Human Factors, 54, 503-517.
  • Gorman, J. C. & Cooke, N. J. (2011). Changes in team cognition after a retention interval: The benefits of mixing it up. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17, 303-319.
  • Gorman, J. C. (2011). Team coordination dynamics and the interactive approach: Emerging evidence and future work. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2011, 6780/2011, 298-307.
  • Stevens, R. H. & Gorman, J. C. (2011). Mapping cognitive attractors onto the dynamic landscapes of teamwork. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2011, 6780/2011, 366-375.
  • Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N. J., & Amazeen, P. G. (2010). Training adaptive teams. Human Factors, 52, 295-307.
  • Gorman, J. C., Amazeen, P. G., & Cooke, N. J (2010). Team coordination dynamics. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 14, 265-289.
  • Cooke, N. J. & Gorman, J. C. (2009). Interaction-based measures of cognitive systems. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 3, 27-46.
  • Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N. J., & Duran, J. L. (2009). Development of simulated team environments for measuring team cognition and performance. In D. Schmorrow, J. Cohen, & D. Nicholson (Eds.), PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education (pp. 347-361). Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.
  • Cooke, N. J., Gorman, J. C., Duran, J. L., & Taylor, A. R. (2007). Team cognition in experienced command-and-control teams. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 13, 146-157.
  • Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N. J., & Winner, J. L. (2006). Measuring team situation awareness in decentralized command and control systems. Ergonomics, 49, 1312-1325.


Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis for Psychologists
  • Cognitive Ergonomics

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Statistical Methods