Texas Tech University

Jamie Gorman


Jamie Gorman Jamie C. Gorman earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University in 2006. He was at Arizona State University from 2007-2010 as a post-doctoral research associate and adjunct faculty member before joining the psychology faculty in the Human Factors program. Dr. Gorman's research examines the nature of interpersonal interaction and team coordination such that groups of individuals become a single functional unit. When such synergies are created, teams may accomplish more than individuals working alone. These coordination phenomena are modeled using nonlinear dynamics. Coordinated behavior also occurs simultaneously across multiple levels of analysis. To address this, Dr. Gorman assesses interaction through the coordinated action, communication, and kinematics of team members. Current research contexts include development of team skill in remote vehicle operations (e.g., an unmanned rover), creative team problem solving and medical team performance. Much of this research is motivated by viewing cognition as an interactive process across human-environment systems.

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