Matthew D. Pickard

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The venerable conjunction search paradigm is a widely used tool to investigate how we search for items of interest from among visually complex surroundings. Models of visual search have long predicted that standard conjunction search is guided primarily by top-down processing. Prior attempts to test this claim experimentally have done so by altering some(More)
In this study, we explore the ability of embodied agents (EAs) to influence users’ assessments. We propose the Predictive Elaboration Model of Persuasion (PEMP), which posits that the need for cognition (NFC) can serve as a practical surrogate for elaboration likelihood in the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) of persuasion. PEMP is tested in a laboratory(More)
Toward an Objective Linguistic-Based Measure of Perceived Embodied Conversational Agent Power and Likeability Matthew D. Pickard, Judee K. Burgoon & Douglas C. Derrick a University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA b University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA c University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Accepted author version posted(More)
Building on the literature that approaches self-disclosure as a decision-making process, we proposed a self-reported Sensitive Information Disclosure (SID) measure and tested the measure's reliability and validity in two studies across a variety of interview modes and settings. We used theory to identify potential dimensions of sensitive information(More)
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