Cary Feria holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine (2004). Before joining the Psychology Department at San Jose State University in 2008, she was an Assistant Professor at Morehead State University in Kentucky. Her research interests are in the area of visual perception, and include multiple object tracking, visual search, and engineering applications of visual perception.
Dr. Feria has published numerous research articles in the journals Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics and Perception, on the topics of attention to moving objects and distance perception. She and a co-author also have a forthcoming paper in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, regarding visual search on mobile phones while walking. Dr. Feria was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the spatial distribution of visual attention within moving objects.
Sean Laraway holds a PhD from Western Michigan University (2003). Upon completing his doctoral program, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Western Michigan working on studies funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Psychology, he currently serves as the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Human Factors/Ergonomics in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. His research interests include learning and memory, motivation, behavior analysis, substance use/abuse, behavioral pharmacology, and behavioral systems analysis.
Dr. Laraway has co-authored articles that have appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavioural Processes, the Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, Management Decision, and Women and Therapy. He has also contributed to several book chapters and encyclopedia entries in the areas of psychopharmacology, statistics, and research methods.