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Therriault, David



Associate ProfessorDavid Therriault-UFrf professor . Requested by Carol Dampier cmd@ufl.edu
School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education
College of Education
University of Florida
119 Norman Hall
PO Box 117047
Gainesville FL 32611

352-273-4345
Fax: 352-392-5929
therriault@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

My primary research interests include the representation of text in memory, comprehending time and space in language, the link between attention and intelligence, the use of perceptual symbols in language, problem solving in engineering, and educational issues related to these topics.

Degrees

Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002 Major, Cognitive Psychology

M.A. – University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999 Major, Cognitive Psychology

B.A. – University of New Hampshire [Magna Cum Laude], 1995 Major, Psychology

Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Educational Psychology, 2004-2011

Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Department of Educational Psychology, 2004-2011

Postdoctoral Fellow Florida State University, 2002-2004

Activities & Honors

UFRF Professorship (2014-2016):  University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award.

Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree (2013)

Grants

Development of the Kindergarten Cognitive and Reading Assessment Tool for iPad (K-CRATI) (2011). PI: Linda Lombardino Co-PIs David Therriault, Tracy Linderholm, Jeff Farhar Sponsor Agency: University of Florida Research Opportunity. Funded for $83,000.

The Role of Epistemological Beliefs and Cognitive Processing on Engineering Students’ Ability to Solve Ambiguous Problems (2009). PI: Elliot Douglas. Co-PIs: David Therriault, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg. Submitted to NSF. Funded for $805,158.

Selected Publications

Therriault, D. J., Redifer, J. L., Lee, C. S. Wang, Y. (In Press). On Cognition, Need, and Action: How Working Memory and Need for Cognition Influence Leisure Activities. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Lee, C. S., Huggins, A. C., & Therriault, D. J. (In Press). Examining Internal and External Structure Validity Evidence of the Remote Associates Test. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Linderholm, T., Kwon, H., & Therriault, D. J. (In Press). Pre-Reading Instructions to Self-Explain: Facilitating Multiple Text Comprehension. Journal of College Reading and Learning JCRL.

Linderholm, T., Therriault, D. J., & Kwon, H. (2014). Multiple science text processing: Building comprehension skills for college readers. Reading Psychology 35(4), 332-356.

Koro-Jungberg, M., Douglas, E. P., McNeil, N., Therriault, D. J. & Malcolm, Z. (2013). Re-conceptualizing and de-centring think-aloud methodology in qualitative research. Qualitative Research 13(6), 735-753.

Lee, C. S., McNeill, N. J., Douglas, E. P, Koro-Ljungberg, M. E., & Therriault, D. J. (2013). Indispensable Resource? A Phenomenological Study of Textbook Use in Engineering Problem Solving.  Journal of Engineering Education 102(2), 269-288.

Franks, B. A., Therriault, D. J., Buhr, M. I., Chiang, E. S., Gonzalez, C. M., Kwon, H. K., Schelble, J. L., & Wang, X. (2013). Looking Back: Reasoning and Metacognition with Narrative Texts. Metacognition and Learning 8(2), 145-171.

Lee, C. S. & Therriault, D. J. (2013).The cognitive underpinnings of creative thought: A latent variable analysis exploring the roles of intelligence and working memory in associative, divergent, and convergent thinking processes. Intelligence 41(5), 306-320.

Douglas, E. P., Koro-Ljungberg, M., McNeil, N. J., Malcolm, Z. T., & Therriault, D. J. (2012). Moving beyond formulas and fixations: Solving open-ended engineering problems. European Journal of Engineering Education 37(6), 627-651.

Lee, C. S., Therriault, D. J., Linderholm, T. (2012). On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring the Link between Studying Abroad and Creative Thinking. Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology 26(5), 768-778.

McNeill, N., Douglas, E. P., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Therriault, D. J. (2012). Institutional discourses in engineering education and practice. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (AC 2012-4029, 15 pp.)*.

Douglas, E. P., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Therriault, D. J., Lee, C. S., McNeill, N., Malcolm, Z. T. (2012) Discourses and social worlds in engineering education: Preparing problem-solvers for engineering practice. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (AC 2012-4025, 15 pp.)*.

Linderholm, T., Wang, X., Therriault, D. J., & Zhao, Q. & Jakiel, L. (2012). The accuracy of metacomprehension judgments: The biasing effect of text order. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology 10(1), 111-128.

Schelble, J. L., & Therriault, D. J., & Miller, M. D. (2012). Classifying retrieval strategies as a function of working memory. Memory and Cognition 40(2), 218-230.

Therriault, D. J., Lee, C. S., Douglas, E. P., Koro-Ljungberg, M., McNeill, N., & Malcolm, Z. T. (2011). Open-book problem-solving in engineering: An exploratory study. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (AC 2011-1177, 13 pp.)*.

Douglas, E. P., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Malcolm, Z. T., McNeill, N., Therriault, D. J., & Lee, C. S. (2011). Moving beyond formulas and fixations: Exploring approaches to solving open-ended engineering problems. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (AC 2011-277, 21 pp.)*.

Therriault, D. J. (2011). On the future of object recognition: The contribution of color. In T. Phuong Cao (Ed.), Object Recognition. (pp. 3-14). Rijeka,Croatia: Intech.

Chiang, E. S., Therriault, D. J., & Franks, B. A. (2010). Individual Differences in Relative Metacomprehension Accuracy: Variation Within and Across Task Manipulations. Metacognition and Learning 5(2), 121-135.

Therriault, D. J., Yaxley, R. H., & Zwaan, R. A. (2009). The role of color diagnosticity in object recognition and language comprehension. Cognitive Processing 10(4), 335-342.

Madden, C. J., & Therriault, D. J. (2009). Verb Aspect and Perceptual Simulations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 62(7), 1294-1302.

Selected Links

Homepage:  https://education.ufl.edu/dtherriault/