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Department Faculty

Curriculum Vita

January 1, 2006

Name:             Thomas E. Nygren

Address:
Department of Psychology
240H Lazenby Hall
1827 Neil Avenue Mall
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-2935
E-mail: nygren.1@osu.edu
 

Degrees:

1970 B.A.  with Honors in Mathematics and Psychology
1973 M.A.  in Psychology.  Thesis: "Individual Differences in Perceptions and Preferences for Political Candidates."
1975 Ph.D. with  major in Quantitative Psychology and minors in Human Learning/Mathematics.  Thesis: "Individual Differences in Ratings of Dissimilarity, Attractiveness, and Risk for Simple Three‑Outcome Gambles."

Current Positions:

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Vice Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Chairperson, Ohio State University Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board

Other Positions:

1981, 1987, 1997 U.S. Air Force Faculty Fellow, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.
1989 U.S. Army Faculty Fellow, Army Research Institute, El Paso, TX.
1991, 1992 NASA Faculty Fellow, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.
1993 Visiting Professor, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1995, 1996 NASA Faculty Fellow, Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA.
1997 U.S. Air Force Faculty Fellow, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

Grants

  1. Investigation of an error theory for conjoint measurement methodology.  U. S. Air Force
    Office of Scientific Research,
      1982‑1983.  $9998.
  2. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the additivity property in applications of conjoint
    measurement methodology.  U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  1985 ‑ 1987.  $143,733.
  3. Assessing the attributes of expert judgment:  Measuring bias in subjective uncertainty estimates.
    U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  1987 ‑ 1988.  $19,995.
  4. The influence of judgment and decision making on flight-deck information management.  National
    Aeronautics and Space Administration Training Grant
    (NGT 51255).  1994-1997.  $66,000.

Professional Conference Papers -- (Last 10 years only):
Nygren, T. E., & Fischer, U. (1996, October). The role of risk in pilots= perceptions of problem situations. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.

Austin, J. T., Nygren, T. E., & Gresham, M. T.   (1996, July).  Effects of goal specificity and framing on complex task performance.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

Nygren, T. E. (1997, April). Assessing individual differences in decision making styles and preferences for
mental workload levels.  Paper presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology.
April 27 - May 1, 1997, Columbus, OH.

Nygren, T. E., & Ransom-Flint, T. (1997, April). Framing of task performance strategies: Effects on performance in a multi-attribute dynamic decision making environment. Paper presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. April 27 - May 1, 1997, Columbus, OH.

Gibson, J., Orasanu, J., Villeda, E., & Nygren, T. E. (1997, April). Loss of situation awareness: Causes and consequences.  Paper presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. April 27 - May 1, 1997, Columbus, OH.

Nygren, T. E., & Ransom-Flint, T. (1997, October). Dispositional self-confidence in judgment and framing
bias susceptibility in a dynamic decision making environment. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meetings, Albuquerque, NM.

Nygren, T. E., Schnipke, S., & Reid, G. B. (1998, October). Individual differences in perceived importance
of SWAT workload dimensions: Effects on judgment and performance in a virtual high workload environment.
Paper presented at the 42nd  Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meetings, Chicago, IL.

Nygren, T. E. (2000, May). Development of a Measure of Decision Making Styles. Paper presented at the 72nd
Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Nygren, T. E. (2000, November). Development of a measure of decision making styles to predict performance in a dynamic J/DM task. Paper presented at the 41st Psychonomic Society Meetings, New Orleans, LA.

Nygren, T. E., & White, R. J. (2001, May). Decision making styles and choice behavior in gambling tasks.
Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Nygren, T. E., & White, R. J. (2001, November). Effects of analytical and intuitive decision making styles
on betting behavior in horse race gambling. Paper presented at the 42nd Psychonomic Society Meetings, Orlando, FL.

White, R. J., Nygren, T. E., & Gosney, J. (2001, November). Decision making styles and performance on a
dynamic multiattribute decision task. Paper presented at the 2001 Society for Judgment and Decision Making
Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Espinoza, P., Skewes, M, Morera, O. F., & Nygren, T. E. (2002, November). Cross-cultural assessment of the
decision making styles inventory. Paper presented at the 2002 Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.

Nygren, T. E. & White, R. J. (2002, October). Assessing individual differences in decision making styles:
Analytical vs. intuitive. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Baltimore, MD.

White, R. J. & Nygren, T. E. (2002, November). Decision making styles and information acquisition. Paper
presented at the 2002 Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.

White, R. J. & Nygren, T. E. (2002, October). Influence of analytically and intuitively framed instructions upon a multi-attribute decision task approach. Paper Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Baltimore, MD.

Nygren, T. E., & White, R. J. (2003, May). Decision Making Styles, Need for Cognition and Rational Thinking
Scales. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association Meetings.
Chicago, IL.

White, R. J., & Nygren, T. E. (2003, August). Decision Making Styles and Guilt Assessments. Paper presented
at the Summer Institute in Bounded Rationality and Economics, Max Plank Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Morera, O. F., Nygren, T. E., White, R. J., Fernandez, N. P., Skewes, M., & Culhane, S. E. (2003, November).
Assessing the Measurement Invariance of the Decision Making Styles Inventory. Paper presented at the 2003
Annual Meetings of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Vancouver, Canada.

Nygren, T. E., & White, R. J. (2003, November). Decision Making Styles and Betting Strategies. Paper
presented at the 2003 Annual Meetings of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Vancouver, Canada.

Nygren, T. E. & White, R. J. (2005, May). The Influence of Decision Making Style on Gambling Task
Performance. Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May 2005.

Nygren, T. E. & White, R. J. (2005, September). Relating Decision Making Styles To Predicting Self-Efficacy And A Generalized Expectation Of Success And Failure. Paper Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Orlando, FL.

White, R.J. & Nygren, T.E. (2005, November). Primed for deliberation: Automatic processes leading to
analytical and intuitive decision strategies. Paper presentation at the Society for Judgment and Decision
Making Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.

White, R.J. & Nygren, T.E. (2005, November). Web tools for teaching judgment and decision making. Paper
presentation at the Society for Computers in Psychology Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.

Other Publications / Proceedings

Reid, G. B., Shingledecker, C. A., Nygren, T. E., & Eggemeier, F. T. (1981). Development of multidimensional subjective measures of workload. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cybernetics and Society, 403‑406.

Nygren, T. E. (1982). Conjoint measurement and conjoint scaling: A users guide. Air Force Aerospace
Medical Research Laboratory Technical Report, AFAMRL‑TR‑82‑22.

Nygren, T. E. (1985). Axiomatic and Numeric Conjoint Measurement: A comparison of three methods for obtaining subjective workload (SWAT) rankings. Proceedings of the IEEE 1985 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference: NAECON '85, New York: IEEE, 878‑883.

Nygren, T. E. (1988). A method for modeling bias in a person's estimates of likelihoods of events.
Proceedings of the SOAR 1988 Conference
.  Dayton, OH.

Owen, R. S., Nygren, T. E., & Leavitt, C. (1993). On the dimensions of consumer mental workload.
Proceedings of the Society of Consumer Psychology.
CtC Press: Clemson, SC, 55-59.

Nygren, T. E., & Fischer, U. (1996). The role of risk in pilots= perceptions of problem situations.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
, 40th Annual meeting, 2, 1258.

Nygren, T. E. (1997). Assessing individual differences in decision making styles and preferences for mental
workload levels. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH.

Nygren, T. E., & Ransom-Flint, T. (1997). Framing of task performance strategies: Effects on performance
in a multiattribute dynamic decision making environment. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium
on Aviation Psychology
. Columbus, OH.

Gibson, J., Orasanu, J., Villeda, E., & Nygren, T. E. (1997). Loss of situation awareness: Causes and consequences. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH.

Publications in Refereed Journals & Proceedings:

Nygren, T. E. & Jones, L. E. (1975). COMPOSITE: A FORTRAN IV program to rearrange, transform, standardize or code randomized or Ross‑ordered paired‑comparison data. Behavior Research Methods and Instrumentation.

Nygren, T. E. & Jones, L. E. (1977). Individual differences in perceptions and preferences for political candidates. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 13, 182‑197.

Nygren, T. E. (1977). The relationship between the perceived risk and attractiveness of gambles: A
multidimensional analysis. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 565‑579.

Nygren, T. E.; (1978). ADDIMOD: A program for testing the Beals, Krantz, and Tversky axioms for multidimensional scaling. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 338,360.

Nygren, T. E. & Widaman, K. F. (1979). Using nonorthogonal analysis of variance designs in psychological
research: A comment on Donahue and Costar. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 26, 273‑275.

Nygren, T. E. (1979). A theoretical framework for testing the additive difference model for dissimilarities data: Representing gambles as multidimensional stimuli. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 20, 53‑77.

Nygren, T. E. (1979). AXMTEST: An algorithm for determining probabilities of chance violations of
multidimensional scaling axioms. Applied Psychological Measurement, 3, 312,326.

Nygren, T. E. (1980). Limitations of additive conjoint scaling procedures: Detecting nonadditivity when additivity is known to be violated. Applied Psychological Measurement, 4, 367‑383.

Reid, G. B., Eggemeier, F. T., & Nygren, T. E. (1982). An individual differences approach to SWAT scale
development. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 639‑642. Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Nygren, T. E. (1985). An examination of conditional violations of axioms for additive conjoint measurement.
Applied Psychological Measurement, 9, 249‑264.

Nygren, T. E. (1986). A two‑stage algorithm for assessing violations of additivity via axiomatic and numerical conjoint measurement. Psychometrika, 51, 483‑491.

Isen, A. M., Nygren, T. E., & Ashby, F. G. (1988). The influence of positive affect on perceived value of gains and losses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 710-717.

Nygren, T. E. (1991). Psychometric properties of subjective workload measurement techniques: Implications
for their use in the assessment of perceived mental workload. Human Factors, 33, 17-33.

Fernandez, E., Nygren, T. E., & Thorne, B. (1991). An "open‑transformed" scale for correcting ceiling effects and enhancing retest reliability: The example of pain. Perception and Psychophysics, 49, 572-578.

Nygren, T. E. (1995). A conjoint analysis of five factors influencing heavy vehicle drivers= perceptions of
workload. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1102-1106. Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Nygren, T. E., Isen, A. M., Taylor, P. J., & Dulin, J. (1996). The influence of positive affect on the decision rule in risk situations: Focus on outcome (and especially avoidance of loss) rather than probability. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 66, 59-72.

Nygren, T. E. (1997). Framing of task performance strategies: Effects on performance in a multi-attribute
dynamic decision making work environment. Human Factors, 39, 425-437.

Nygren, T. E., & Ransom-Flint, T. (1997). Dispositional self-confidence in judgment and framing bias
susceptibility in a dynamic decision making environment. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society
. 249-253. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Nygren, T. E. (1998). Reacting to perceived high- and low-risk win-lose opportunities in a risky decision-making task: Is it framing or affect or both? Motivation and Emotion, 22, 73-98.

Nygren, T. E., Schnipke, S., & Reid, G. B. (1998). Individual differences in perceived importance of SWAT workload dimensions: Effects on judgment and performance in a virtual high workload environment.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 816-820. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Nygren, T. E. & White, R. J. (2002). Assessing Individual Differences in Decision Making Styles: Analytical vs. Intuitive. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 953-957. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

White, R. J. & Nygren, T. E. (2002). Influence of Analytically and Intuitively Framed Instructions upon Multi-Attribute Decision Task Approach. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 497-500. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Nygren, T. E. & White, R. J. (2005). Relating decision making styles to predicting self-efficacy and a generalized expectation of success and failure. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,
432-436. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Santa Monica, CA.

Morera, O.F., Maydeu-Olivares, A., Nygren, T.E.., White, R.J., Fernandez, N.P., & Skewes, M.C. (2006, in press). Social problem solving predicts decision making styles in a North American Hispanic sample.  Personality and Individual Differences.

Book Chapters & Reviews:

Reid, G. B., & Nygren, T. E. (1988). The subjective workload assessment technique: A scaling procedure
for measuring mental workload. In P. A. Hancock & N. Meshkati (Eds.) Human Mental workload. New York: North Holland. pp. 185-218.

Nygren, T. E. (1984). Review of Multidimensional Scaling. Applied Psychological Measurement, 8, 117‑118.

Current Organizations:

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1984‑date.
Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 1979‑date.
Midwestern Psychological Association, 1981‑date.
Psychonomic Society, 1983‑date.

Recent Psychology Courses Taught:

Psych 320 Quantitative & Statistical Methods, I.
Psych 320 H [Honors version]
Psych 321 Quantitative & Statistical Methods, II.
Psych 321H [Honors version]
Psych 508 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making.
Psych 508H [Honors version]
Psych 697 Psychology Abroad-London.(International Studies 697)
Psych 827 Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance
Psych 831.08 Nonparametric Statistics




Address

240H Lazenby Hall
1827 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-2935
nygren.1@osu.edu