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Reykjavik Academy

 Contact details
Contact personElsa Eiriksdottir
Indpendent researcher 
StreetLaugarasvegur 47 
Address 104 - Reykjavik (Iceland) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Psychology
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Engineering Psychology: Research on how people learn to use technology

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I recently completed a PhD in Engineering Psychology at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Dr.
Richard Catrambone. I am now positioned in Reykjavik, Iceland and am interested in working in research
in Europe, whether within a University setting or a research institution. My research focus has been on
how people learn to use technology or new systems, particularly in relation to the information they
require (such as instructions) and the strategy for using this information in the process of training for
optimal performance, learning, and transfer.

My expertise is in the domain of learning and skill acquisition and my studies have trained me well in
research design and statistical analysis. In addition, I have some programming experience (in the last few
years I have only programmed experiments) as I studied computer science shortly to gain practical
knowledge. The specialized software I have used most commonly in my work (not counting Word and
Excel) is SPSS, Macromedia Director, and E-Prime.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleThe American Horsepower Challenge
Specific ThemeEffectiveness of school-based health intervention for early adolescents
CoordinatorDr. Elizabeth Mynatt & Dr. Richard Catrambone
Project #2
Project TypeNational
Project TitleAugmented Reality Evaluation
Specific ThemeEvaluating an augmented reality experience with measures adopted from virtual reality, performance
CoordinatorDr. Blair McIntyre & Dr. Maribeth Gandy
Project #3
Project TypeNational
Project TitleCognitive fatigue
Specific ThemeConsisted of conducting research to evaluate how long standardized tests for college bound students
CoordinatorDr. Philip Ackerman & Dr. Ruth Kanfer
Project #4
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease
Specific ThemeCollect information about the prevalence of sleep disorders in this population
CoordinatorDr. Thorarinn Gislason & Dr. Sigurlaug Sveinbjornsdottir
Project #5
Project TypeNational
Project TitleThe role of principles in instructions for procedural tasks: Timing of use, method of study, and procedural instruction specificity
Specific ThemeDissertation project

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