Dawn Blasko, Ph.D.

Dawn Blasko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
108 Turnbull
Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

Individual differences in spatial and linguistic cognition. Plasticity and training in STEM education. Cognitive neuroscience of non literal and creative language understanding.

Spatial Perception Orientation Task (SPOT): Developing an Accessible Tool for Measuring Spatial Working Memory - February, 2014

Individual differences in the enjoyment and the effectiveness of serious games - November, 2013
Collaborators: Heather Lum, Co-Author; Holly Blasko Drabik, Secondary Author; Matthew White, Secondary Author

Investigating the impact of self-efficacy in learning Disaster Strategies in an On-Line Serious Game. , Proceedings of the Human Factors Engineering Society Conference - November, 2013
Collaborators: Holly Blasko Drabik, Co-Author; Heather Lum, Co-Author; Bilge Erdem, Student Author; Miri Ohashi, Student Author

"Avoiding the tragedy of the commons: Applying the lessons of Yellowstone to the Great Lakes", Stewardship of public lands: A handbook for educators" - 2010
Collaborators: J. Hall; R. Troester

"K.E.E.P.: A companion case study to 'Avoiding the tragedy of the commons: applying the lessons of Yellowstone to the Great Lakes'", Stewarship of Public Lands: A Handbook for Educators - 2010
Collaborators: J. Hall; R. Troester

"Longitudinal analysis of spatial skills training in engineering graphics", Preeceedings of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of American Society for Engineering Education 65th Midyear Conference proceedings - 2010
Collaborator: K. Holliday-Darr

"Re-enJEANeering STEM Education: Math Options Summer Camp", The Journal of Technology Studies - 2010
Collaborators: V. Dave, Primary Author; K. Holliday-Darr; J. Trich-Kremer; R. Edwards; M. Ford; L. Lenhardt; B. Hido

"Improving Diversity in Engineering Education: The Subtle Effects of Stereotypes", Proceedings of the ASEE-EDGD 63rd Midyear Conference - 2009
Collaborator: J. Hodge

"Enhancing Visualization Skills-Improving Options and Success (EnViSIONS) of engineering and technology students", Engineering Design Graphics Journal - 2009
Collaborators: N.L. Veurink, Primary Author; A.J. Hamlin; J.C.M. Kampe; S.A. Sorby; K. Holliday-Darr

Assessing and training spatial visualization: Free tools from the VIZ project, Proceedings of the ASEE-EDGD 63rd Midyear Conference - October, 2009
Collaborators: K. Holliday-Darr; J. Trich-Kremer; J. Hodge; K. Stranahan; K. Sementilli; E. Bliley

Envisions at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Proceedings of the ASEE-EDGD 63rd Midyear Conference - January, 2009
Collaborators: K. Holliday-Darr; J. Trich-Kremer

ERP correlates of individual differences in the comprehension of nonliteral language, Metaphor and Symbol - 2006
Collaborator: Victoria Kazmerski

Multiview drawing instruction: A two location experiment, Engineering Design Graphics Journal - 2006
Collaborators: P. Connelly; K. Holliday-Darr

Attentional interference in judgments of musical timbre: Individual differences in working memory, The Journal of General Psychology: Experimental, Physiological and Comparative Psychology - 2005
Collaborator: M. Hall

Saying what you don’t mean: Social Influences on language processing, Current Directions in Psychological Science - 2005
Collaborators: A. Katz; V. Kazmerski

COR V2: Teaching observational research with multimedia courseware, Behavior Research Methods Instruments & Computers - 2004
Collaborators: V. Kazmerski; C. Torgerson

Future time perspective as a temporal anchor: Applications of organizations, Journal of Business and Economics Research - 2004
Collaborator: P. Thoms

VIZ: The visualization assessment and training website, Behavior Research Methods Instruments & Computers - 2004
Collaborators: K. Holliday-Darr; D. Mace; H. Blasko-Drabik

ERP and behavioral evidence of individual differences in metaphor comprehension, Memory and Cognition - 2003
Collaborators: V. Kazmerski; B. Dessalegn

Scaffolding students from knowing to applying: Using COR to teach observational research methods, Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning - 2003
Collaborators: C. Torgerson; J. Cornwell; V. Kazmerski

Teaching observational research in introductory psychology: Computerized and lecture based methods, Teaching of Psychology - 2001
Collaborator: V. Kazmerski

Improving cognitive visualization with a web based interactive assessment and training program, Engineering Design Graphic Journal - 2000
Collaborators: K. Holliday-Darr; C. Dwyer

Engineering and psychology: Joint project on visualization and engineering, American Society for Engineering Educators North Central Section Annual Conference - 1999
Collaborator: K. Holliday-Darr

Haiku: When goodness entails symbolism, Metaphor and Symbol - 1999
Collaborator: D.G. Merski

Improved cognitive visualization with a web based interactive assessment and training program, American Society for Engineering Educators, Engineering Design Graphics Division 54th Annual Mid-Year Meeting Proceedings - 1999
Collaborators: K. Holliday-Darr; C. Dwyer

Only the tip of the iceberg: Who understands what about metaphor?, Journal of Pragmatics - 1999

Preliminary validation of a visioning abilities scale, Psychological Reports - 1999
Collaborator: P. Thoms

Teaching observational research in introductory psychology: Computerized and lecture based method, Teaching of Psychology - 1999
Collaborator: V. Kazmerski

Courseware for Observational Research [COR]: A new approach to teaching naturalistic observation, Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers - 1998
Collaborators: V. Kazmerski; E. Corty; C. Kallgren

Haiku poetry and metaphorical thought: An invitation to interdisciplinary study, Creativity Research Journal - 1998
Collaborator: D. Merski

Leadership evaluation project: Final report to the LeaderShape Institute and the Kellogg Foundation - 1998

The influence of prosodic boundaries on the comprehension of spoken English sentences, Perceptual and Motor Skills - 1998
Collaborator: M. Hall

Brooks/Cole Thompson International Publishers, Psychology: The Adaptive Mind - July, 1998

Addison Wesley/Longman Publishers, The Thinking Animal - March, 1998

Similarity mapping in spoken word recognition, Journal of Memory and Language - 1997
Collaborators: C. Connine; D. Titone; T. Deelman

The reading and recall of metaphorical sentences: Effects of familiarity and context, Journal of Metaphor and Symbolic Activity - 1997
Collaborator: D. Briihl

Vertical similarity in spoken word recognition: Multiple lexical activation, individual differences and the role of sentence context, Perception and Psychophysics - 1994
Collaborators: C. Connine; J. Wang

Do the beginnings of spoken words have a special status in auditory word recognition? , Journal of Memory and Language - 1993
Collaborators: C. Connine; D. Titone

Effects of familiarity and aptness on metaphor processing, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition - 1993
Collaborator: C. Connine

Idiomatic processing: Syntactic frozenness and subjective familiarity, Psychological Research - 1992
Collaborators: C. Connine; R. Brandt; J. Layer

Effects of subsequent sentence context in auditory word recognition: Temporal and linguistic constraints, Journal of Memory and Language - 1991
Collaborators: C. Connine; M. Hall

The time course of metaphor processing: Effects of subjective familiarity and aptness., Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society - 1991
Collaborator: C. Connine

Ph D, Psychology, SUNY-Binghamton

MA, Psychology, SUNY-Binghamton

BA, Psychology, Marywood College