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Todd McElroy

Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (239) 745-4290
E-Mail: tmcelroy@fgcu.edu
Office: Modular 1 - 30

My area of research is in Decision Science. I am currently involved in a number of research projects but all center on understanding how thinking influences decision making. Overall, I seek to integrate prior theoretical work to develop a more concise view of the decision making process, including automatic and conscious processing. I approach this question by examining both biological and cognitive variables. I am interested in how cognitive factors, such as individual differences in thinking style, memory and unconscious priming influence decisions. From the biological perspective, I am interested in how factors such as sleep, circadian rhythm and glucose interact to help shape decision choice. I also have interest in understanding feelings of regret that people have before and after making decisions. I have a more focused interest in decision framing, especially attribute and risk framing. Finally, I continue to actively pursue a better understanding of how hemispheric processing plays out in the decision making process. I always maintain an active lab collaborating with many faculty and students across a variety of disciplines.

Courses Taught: Experimental Psychology, Senior Seminar

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