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GoldsteinDr. Rebecca Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Behavioral Science
Witherspoon Building
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0462
E-mail: rgoldstein@atu.edu

Education

BA - Washington College
MS - Villanova University
PHD - Louisiana State University A&M

Recently Taught Courses

PSY 2003 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 3143 - SEM: PSYCHOLOGY OF GAMING
PSY 4003 - ADV RESEARCH METHOD/LAB PSY
PSY 4073 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 4952 - UR: COGNITIVE DESIGN
PSY 5073 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 6993 - THESIS RESEARCH
SOC 2063 - RESEARCH DESIGN BEHAVIORAL SCI

Background

Dr. Goldstein is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She received her PhD from the Cognitive and Brain Sciences concentration at LSU. Her research has focused both on basic and applied aspects of visual attention and memory.

Research Interests

Dr. Goldstein's research program focuses on a few different areas involving visual attention and memory. Her research program includes both basic and applied lines of research. On the basic end of the spectrum, her research program focuses on aspects of selective attention. How visual images of the target held in visual working memory or visual long-term memory guide our attention to complete the given task. As well as understanding how the same information can produce involuntary shifts of attention through attentional capture. This has been done using visual search tasks and in the context of understanding inattentional blindness. On the applied end of the spectrum, Dr. Goldstein's research interests focus on the ability to improve cognitive functions through training. The goal is to address the ultimate question of whether this training can lead to transfer or remains specific to the training task.

 Select Publications

2020 Beck, M. R., Goldstein, R. R., Moen, K. C., Cohen, A., & Wolshon, B. The impact of leaving a voicemail, environment familiarity, and pedestrian predictability on driving behavior. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic, Psychology and Behavior, 74, 487-506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.09.006

 2018 Goldstein, R. R. & Beck, M .R. Visual search with varying versus consistent attentional templates: Effects on target template establishment, comparison, and guidance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, 1086-1102. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000520

 2018 Beck, M. R., Goldstein, R. R., van Lamsweerde, A. E., & Ericson, J. M. Attending globally or locally: Incidental learning of optimal visual attention allocation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 387-398. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000428

 2016 Goldstein R. R. & Beck, M. R. Inattentional blindness: A combination of a relational set and feature inhibition set? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1245-1254. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1091-x

 2013 Curby, K. M., Goldstein, R. R., & Blacker, K. Disrupting perceptual grouping of face parts impairs holistic face processing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75, 83-91. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-012-0386-9

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