Richard Catrambone

I received my BA from Grinnell College in 1982 and my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1988.

My research interests include:

  • Creating examples to help learners form meaningful and generalizable solution procedures. I and the students in my lab have explored this issue in domains ranging from probability and physics to ballet.
  • The use of task analysis techniques for identifying what a person needs to learn in order to solve problems or carry out procedures in some domain.
  • Using information from task analyses to guide the construction of teaching and training materials including computer-based (multimedia) instructional environments.
  • Exploring technology such as animations and embodied conversational agents (ECAs) for improving interfaces and helping people learn and carry out tasks more easily.
  • Analogical Reasoning

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Professor of Psychology
email: 
richard.catrambone@psych.gatech.edu
phone: 
404-894-2680
office: 
JS Coon 125
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http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~rc7/
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Problem Solving and Educational Technology Lab
Lab URL: 
http://probsolvelab.gatech.edu/
Education: 

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Michigan, 1988.

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Selected Publications: 
  • Eiriksdottir, E., & Catrambone, R. (in press).  The effects of timing of exposure to principle and procedural instruction specificity on learning an electrical troubleshooting skill.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.
  • Bentley, F., Tollmar, K., Stephenson, P., Levy, L., Jones, B., Robertson, S., Price, E., Catrambone, R., & Wilson, J. (2013).  Health mashups:  Presenting statistical patterns between wellbeing data and context in natural language to promote behavior change.  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 20 (5),  30(1)-30(27).
  • Bujak,  K.R., Radu, I., Catrambone, R., MacIntyre, B., Zheng, R., & Golubski, G. (2013).  A psychological perspective on augmented reality in the mathematics classroom.  Computers & Education, 68, 536-544.
  • Caballero,  M.D.,  Greco,  E.F.,  Murray,  E.R.,  Bujak,  K.R,  Marr,  M.J.,  Catrambone,  R., Kohlmyer,  M.A., & Schatz,  M.F. (2012).   Comparing large lecture mechanics curricula using the Force Concept Inventory:  A five thousand student study.  American Journal of Physics, 80 (7), 638-644.
  • Eiriksdottir, E., & Catrambone, R. (2011).   Procedural instructions, principles, and examples: How to structure instructions for procedural tasks to enhance performance, learning, and transfer.  Human Factors, 53 (6), 749-770.
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Catrambone
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fax: 
404) 894-8905