Michael Stroud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2010 and has been teaching Introductory Psychology, Research Methods and Cognitive Psychology at Merrimack College. His primary area of research revolves around the question of why it is often difficult to search for multiple objects at once. This question, as well how we mentally represent objects during visual search, is best revealed through monitoring eye movements during various visual search tasks. By understanding these basic questions, we may better understand more critical applied research questions like how to improve visual search for airport security screeners, radiological detection of tumors, etc. In addition, Dr. Stroud has interests in a diverse number of topics within cognitive psychology and is currently the co-director of the Context, Attention, Memory, and Perception (CAMP) lab here at Merrimack with Raymond Shaw.
Email: Stroudm@merrimack.edu Office: Sullivan 105 Phone: 978-837-3558