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Fabio Leite

I completed my Ph.D. at the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences (University of California, Irvine) in 2005. After a 2-year postdoctoral appointment in Roger Ratcliff's lab at OSU, I joined the Lima campus as an Assistant Professor in Experimental Psychology, where I have taught many courses, among which Research Methods and Memory & Cognition.

My research training is in the modeling of cognitive processes, and my primary line of research involves the analysis of response time and accuracy data from quick decisions in order to infer how people process information and make speeded decisions. I have also studied how well IQ predicts response time (compared with a perceptual threshold measure, inspection time) and how cooperative decision making evolves in an experimental session in light of different performance strategies adopted by the other player. In addition, I have collaborated in I/O Psychology projects using analyses of discourse to assist in understanding the behavioral dynamics of groups.

At OSU Lima, I have received Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Awards, a Dedication and Excellence in Teaching award from PSI CHI, a Course Enhancement Grant from the University Libraries, and the 2012 OSU Lima Outstanding Teaching Award.


Lima, OH 45804