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    • Judgments of effort depend on the temporal proximity to the task 

      Ashburner, Michelle Roshan Marie (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-26)
      Cognitive effort is a central construct in our lives, yet our understanding of the processes underlying our perception of effort are limited. Performance is typically used as one way to assess effort in cognitive tasks ...
    • On the Determinants of Effort 

      Dunn, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-04)
      That humans configure their behaviors in ways to avoid effortful actions is undoubtedly one of the most pervasive hypotheses put forth to account for a wide range of human behaviors. This dissertation describes a series ...
    • On the Effects of Disfluency in Complex Cognitive Tasks 

      Medimorec, Srdan (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-10)
      While much previous research has suggested that decreased transcription fluency has a detrimental effect on writing, there is recent evidence that decreased fluency can actually benefit cognitive processing. Across a series ...
    • On the effects of offloading memory on memory performance 

      Kelly, Megan (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-06)
      The use of external aids to reduce cognitive demands is known as cognitive offloading. I present five preregistered experiments aimed at better understanding the effects of cognitive offloading on memory performance. The ...
    • The psychology of bullshitting: Measurement, correlates, and outcomes of the propensity to mislead others 

      Littrell, Shane (University of Waterloo, 2021-07-15)
      Recent psychological research has identified important individual differences associated with receptivity to bullshit, which has greatly enhanced our understanding of the processes behind susceptibility to pseudo‐profound ...
    • The Role of Graphics in Video Lectures 

      Bianchi, Laura J. (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
      With the increase in online course use (Allen & Seaman, 2017), there is an increasing need to determine the most effective (i.e., the most conducive for learning) way to present lectures online (e.g., video lectures). ...
    • Spatial habit competes with effort to determine human spatial organization 

      Zhu, Jing Hui (Mona) (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-29)
      Despite the important role that the physical environment plays in shaping human cognition, few studies have endeavored to experimentally examine the principles underlying how individuals organize objects in their space. ...
    • Speed of Response does not Affect Feelings of Rightness in Reasoning 

      Stewart, Kaiden (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-18)
      It has been argued (Thompson, Prowse Turner & Pennycook, 2011) that the experience of ease (i.e., the ability to quickly generate an initial response) during processing influences one’s likelihood of engaging reflectively ...
    • Susceptibility to External Memory Store Manipulation: The Influence of Perceived Reliability of and Expected Access to an External Store 

      Pereira, April (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-03)
      Offloading memory to external stores (e.g., a saved file) allows us to evade the limitations of our internal memory. One cost of this strategy is that the external memory store used may be accessible to others and, thus, ...


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