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Brian M. Friel Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Room 247, Delaware Hall
302.857.6637
bfriel [at] desu.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Experimental Psychology (2004). Doctoral dissertation on the roles of sentence context and orthographic neighborhood in word recognition.

M.S. from The University of Oklahoma (1999). Master’s thesis on the role of orthographic cues in masked translation priming with German-English bilinguals.

B.S. from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY (1997).

Research Interests/Area

  • Cognitive Processes in Decision Making
  • Skill Acquisition and Measures of Performance
  • Reading and Word Recognition Processes
  • Bilingualism

Professional Memberships

  • Psychonomic Society
  • Association for Psychological Science

Publications

  • Hehman, E., Gaertner, S. L., Dovidio, J. F., Mania, E. W., Guerra, R., Wilson, D. C., & Friel, B. M. (2012). Group status drives majority and minority integration preferences. Psychological Science, 23, 46-52. doi: 10.1177/0956797611423547
  • Shanteau, J., Friel, B., Thomas, R. P., Raacke, J., & Weiss, D. J. (2010). Assessing expertise when performance exceeds perfection. In E. Patterson & Miller (Eds.), Macrocognition metrics and scenarios: Design and evaluation for real-world teams (pp. 85-94). Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
  • Harris, R. J., Friel, B. M., & Mickelson, N. R. (2006). Attribution of discourse goals for using concrete and abstract-tenor metaphors and similes with or without discourse context. Journal of Pragmatics, 38, 863-879.
  • Shanteau, J., Friel, B. M., Thomas, R. P., & Raacke, J. (2005). Development of expertise in a dynamic decision-making environment. In Betsch, T., & Haberstroh, S. (Eds.), The routines of decision making (pp. 251-270). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.   
  • Friel, B. M., & Harris, R. J. (2004). Operationalizing cognates and false cognates: Using translation elicitation to generate stimuli in six languages. International Journal of Cognitive Technology, 9, 40-54.
  • Gordon, J., Raacke, J., Penner, K., Boone, K., Friel, B., & Remig, V. (2004). Risk perception, attitudes, knowledge and safe food handling behavior among those 65 and older. Proceedings from the 20th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE). Dublin, Ireland.
  • Tran, T. Q., Cady, B. T., Friel, B. M., & Slick, R. F. (2004, September). Using a driving simulator to train teens swerving strategies to reduce vehicle collisions. Proceedings from the 48th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. New Orleans, LA.
  • Shanteau, J., Thomas, R., Friel, B., Raacke, J., Farris, S., Weiss, D., & Pounds, J. (2002). Can decision-making errors be predicted before they happen? Application of a new measure of skilled performance. Research News article published in The Brunswik Society Newsletter, October, 23-24.
  • Friel, B. M, & Kennison, S. M. (2001). Identifying German-English cognates, false cognates, and non-cognates: Methodological issues and descriptive norms. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 4, 249-274.
  • Friel, B. M., Thomas, R. P., Raacke, J., & Shanteau, J. (2001). Utilizing CWS to track the longitudinal development of expertise. Proceedings from the 45th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1810-1814. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
  • Friel, B. M., Thomas, R. P., Shanteau, J., Raacke, J. (2001). CWS applied to an air traffic control simulation task (CTEAM). Proceedings from the 11th Annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH.
  • Shanteau, J., Thomas, R. P., Friel, B., Weiss, D. J., & Pounds, J. (2001). Identifying expertise without a gold standard: Four applications. Proceedings from the 11th Annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH.
  • Thomas, R. P., Willems, B., Shanteau, J., Raacke, J., & Friel, B. M. (2001). Measuring performance of experts: An application to air traffic control. Proceedings from the 45th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 286-290. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
  • Thomas, R. P., Willems, B., Shanteau, J., Raacke, J., & Friel, B. M. (2001). CWS applied to controllers in a high-fidelity simulation of ATC. Proceedings from the 11th Annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH.
  • Wichman, A. L., Friel, B. M., Harris, R. J. (2001). The effect of lexical, pragmatic, and morphological violations on reading time and deviance ratings of English and German sentences. Memory and Cognition, 29, 493-502.
  • Friel, B. M., Kennison, S. M. (1999). Using FontWINDOW and MEL2 to present special characters and symbols in computer-controlled reaction time experiments (Report No. CS014065). Bloomington, IN: Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication—the Family Literacy Center. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 443 106).
  • Kennison, S. M., Friel, B. M., & Sieck, J. P.  (1999). Understanding the bilingual mind. Review of de Groot and Kroll (eds.), Tutorials in bilingualism: Psycholinguistic perspectives. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, 187-188.

Honors & Awards

  • Harry Helson Prize for Outstanding Student in Experimental Psychology, Kansas State University, 2003

Teaching

Current:

  • Elementary Statistics (PSYC 322)
  • Advanced Statistics (PSYC 323)
  • Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 345)

Prior Semesters:

  • Introduction to General Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Experimental Psychology (PSYC 400)
  • Psychology of Learning (PSYC 413)
  • Senior Research Seminar (PSYC 425)
  • Behavior Modification (PSYC 436)