Newly minted Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. I’m actively searching for a new position. Check out this humbling, kind statement from my postdoctoral advisor: LinkedIn Comment
Research Interests: My passions lie at the intersection of data science, learning, and language. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how humans and machine learning models detect and correct errors to achieve comprehension and learning. I believe that by applying my expertise in these three areas, I can make a meaningful impact on real-world learning and communication outcomes.
I particularly enjoy using data-driven approaches to advance understanding. This includes leveraging machine learning techniques to uncover patterns and relationships that can inform the development of computational models. The questions addressable by data science are far-ranging and I have a limitless interest in exploring the data for each of them.
Post Ph.D.: During my recent postdoctoral research position, I developed a model of joint action during communication. The model highlighted the role of memory for contextual information in shaping human comprehension during conversation. The work bridged theories in computer science and psychology, bringing together insights from the fields of memory and language to inform our understanding of how machines can learn to represent human cognition.
Dissertation: I examined how readers evaluate their comprehension of text and how this evaluation affects their learning outcomes. Specifically, I applied the region of proximal learning model from Janet Metcalfe and colleagues to the domain of reading comprehension, and explored how readers’ perception of text as easy to process can lead to gist processing and miscomprehension. Through my testing, I also discovered that drawing attention to more challenging text areas can help reduce reader overconfidence. http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/42533/7/Norberg_Dissertation_2022_ETD_4.pdf
Adjectives that describe my work ethic: bias for action, focused, persistent, innovative, leader, communicative