Gerald McDonnell, Ph.D.

Photo of Gerald McDonnell, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Carnegie Hall 204

Phone: (618) 537-6886


Education


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2016)

M.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013)

B.S., Psychology, Xavier University (2011)

 

Teaching Interests


Introductory Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Research & Data Analysis

Sensation & Perception

Social Cognition

Human Memory

Learning & Memory

Other Advanced Topic Courses in Cognition, Visual Cognition, Attention

Current Issues in Psychology

Orientation to the Major

Biopsychology

 

Publications

 

McDonnell, G.P., Mills, M., McCuller, C., & Dodd, M.D. (2015). How does implicit learning of search regularities alter the manner in which you search? Psychological Research, 79(2), 183-193.

McDonnell, G.P., Bornstein, B.B., Laub, C.E., Mills, M., & Dodd, M.D. (2014). Perceptual processes in the cross-race effect: Evidence from eyetracking. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36(6), 478-493.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (2013). Examining the influence of a spatially irrelevant working memory load on attentional allocation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(4), 933-940.

Dodd, M.D., Weiss, N., McDonnell, G.P., Sarwal, A., & Kingstone, A. (2012). Gaze cues influence memory…but not for long. Acta Psychologica, 141(1), 270-275.

 

Research Presentations

 

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (November, 2015). You scan while I search: Examining visual search efficiency and oculomotor behavior in a joint search task. Poster to be presented at the annual scientific meeting on Object, Perception, Attention, and Memory, Chicago, IL.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (May, 2015). Examining the relative strength of attentional cues and the time course of exogenous orienting. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Dodd, M.D., Bahle, B., Mills, M., Rosen, M., McDonnell, G.P., & MacInnes, J.W. (May, 2015). Human classifier: Can individuals deduce which task someone was performing based solely on their eye movements? Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (November, 2014). The influence of task set and endogenous cueing on the time course of exogenous orienting. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (May, 2014). Examining the influence of nonpredictive arrow cues and a working memory load on visual search performance. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

McDonnell, G.P., Bornstein, B.B., Laub, C.E., Mills, M., & Dodd, M.D. (April, 2014). Perceptual processes in the cross-race effect: Evidence from eyetracking. Poster presented at the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Lincoln, NE.

McDonnell, G.P., Martinez, A., & Dodd, M.D. (November, 2013). Interactions between irrelevant central cues, attentional allocation, and memory performance. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, ON.

McDonnell, G.P., Mills, M., McCuller, L., & Dodd, M.D. (May, 2013). How does implicit learning of search regularities alter the manner in which you search? Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Dodd, M.D., Mills, M., & McDonnell, G.P. (May, 2013). I still haven’t found what you’re looking for: Searching for myself and searching for you too. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Martinez, A., McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (April, 2013). The influence of gaze cueing and numbers on attention and item memory. Poster presented at the annual UNL Research Fair, Lincoln, NE.

McDonnell, G.P., & Dodd, M.D. (November, 2012). Examining the influence of a spatially irrelevant working memory load on attentional allocation. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

McDonnell, G.P., Laub, C.E., Bornstein, B.B., & Dodd, M.D. (November, 2012). Perceptual processes in the cross-race effect: Evidence from eyetracking. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting on Object, Perception, Attention, and Memory, Minneapolis, MN.

McDonnell, G.P., Krause, E., Mack, C., & End, C.M. (April, 2011). The ability of fans to “get over” a negative sport memory with the passage of time. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY. *

McDonnell, G.P., Wilmot, E., Erlenbaugh, K., Geil, E., & End, C.M. (April, 2011). War, sports and the media: College students’ perceptions of the war and sport analogy. Poster submitted to be presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, OH.

McDonnell, G. P., Krause, E., Mack, C., & End, C.M. (November, 2010). Do fans recover from a defeat after three months: The impact of a standardized sport memory on mood, competencies, and performance. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Convention, Columbus, OH. *

Fitchtel, E., McDonnell, G.P., Karbasi, A., Krause, E., & End, C.M. (November, 2010). Impact of attractiveness and team affiliation on first impressions. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Convention, Columbus, OH. *

Fitchtel, E., McDonnell, G.P., Knecht, K., Saunders, K. E., Krause, E., & End, C.M. (November, 2010). Validation of a team identification measure. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Convention, Columbus, OH. *

McDonnell, G.P., Meinert, J., Roman, K., Mauntel, G., Saunders, K.E., Dykas, J. & End, C.M. (May, 2010). The ability of sport fans to “get over” painful memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Boston, MA.

McDonnell, G. P., Krause, E., Mack, C., & End, C.M. (April, 2010). Standardized sport memories: How recollection of a loss impacts sport fans. Poster presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, OH.

McDonnell, G.P., Meinert, J., Roman, K., Mauntel, G., Saunders, K.E., Dykas, J. & End, C.M. (October, 2009). A loss in the past, stays in the past: The ability of sport fans to overcome painful memories. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association Convention, Columbus, OH. *

Roman, K., Worthman, S., McDonnell, G.P., Meinert, J., Morris, S., Mauntel, G. & End, C.M. (April, 2009). Die hard fans: Sport fan identification in obituaries. Poster presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, OH.

Roman, K.A., Wetterau, K., Fichtel, E., McDonnell, G.P., Knecht, K. & End, C.M. (April, 2009). Impressions of a fan according to the gender and the nature of the aggressive act. Poster presented at Xavier University’s annual Celebration of Student Research, Cincinnati, OH.

McDonnell, G.P. (March, 2009). Interdependent versus independent self: The impact of self-construal levels on social anxiety. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Winner of the Psi Chi Regional Research Award.


Professional Presenations


McDonnell, G.P. (2015). You scan while I search: Examining visual search efficiency and occulomotor
behavior in a joint search task. Talk presented at the Social-Cognitive Brown Bag, Department of
Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (March, 2015).

McDonnell, G.P. (2014). Perceptual processes in the cross-race effect: Evidence from eyetracking. Talk
presented at the Social-Cognitive Brown Bag, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska
Lincoln (September, 2014).

McDonnell, G.P. (2014). The influence of top-down and bottom-up processes on visual attention. Talk given to
PSYC 463 (Perception), Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (April, 2014).

McDonnell, G.P. (2012). The impact of a task-relevant spatial working memory load on attentional cueing
effects. Talk presented at the CABIN (Cognition and Biopsych in Nebraska) Brown Bag, Department of
Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (September, 2012).

McDonnell, G.P. (2012). Academic success: Getting through it and getting beyond it depends upon getting to
it. Talk presented at the Mid-Semester Talk for Freshman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (September,
2012).


Awards


Faculty Member of the Year Award in Psychology (2014-2015)

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award In Psychology (2014-2015)

Recipient of the Bieliauskas Award (2010; awarded for outstanding academic performance in psychology)

Recipient of the Gold X-Key Leadership and Achievement Award (2010; university wide leadership award)

Recipient of the Psi Chi Regional Research Award (2009)

 

Professional Memberships & Organizations


Psychonomic Society

Vision Sciences Society

Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Sigma Nu

Psi Chi-Psychology’s International Honor’s Society

Mortar Board