My background is in individual differences in cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory capacity, fluid intelligence) as well as bilingualism.
Primarily, I investigate complex human performance—skill acquisition, achievement, and expertise. I am interested in predictive factors such as individual differences in cognitive abilities (e.g., cognitive control) and individual differences in experience (e.g., deliberate practice) on performance variance. I also examine factors that interact with these predictors or play indirect roles.
I am currently conducting a number of lines of research, including
- how experiential factors predict variance in performance;
- how characteristics of the task influence the importance of cognitive and experiential predictors;
- how beliefs (e.g., mindset) predict achievement;
- how reliance on artificial intelligence assistance might hinder learning among trainees and/or cause skill atrophy among experts;
- the mechanisms of cognitive control