Dr. Kit Cho, a UAlbany Psychology graduate student who
received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology with Dr. Jim Neely in June 2015, has
accepted a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the Psychology
Department at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Dr. Cho’s dissertation research, conducted in the laboratory
of Dr. Jim Neely at UAlbany, demonstrated that auditory stimuli alter cognition
and perception. In the study, participants were required to look for pictures
(e.g., a picture of a dog) among an array of other pictures that served as distractors.
Participants either heard the object’s label (someone saying “dog”), or they read
the written label of the object (DOG). Participants were able to correctly
locate the target more quickly when they heard the auditory label. At the
University of Houston-Downtown, Dr. Cho will work with undergraduates, applying
cognitive psychology principles to enhance learning classroom materials. He
will teach Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology.