Biography

I received my PhD in Sensory Psychology in 1999 from Indiana University, and completed post-doctoral training at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I came to UCF in 2007 after a stint as part of the Human Factors Psychology faculty at Wichita State University. At UCF I am affiliated with the Technology and Aging Lab, where I conduct basic and applied perception/action research.

Publications

Mouloua, S. A., McConnell, D. S., & Hancock, P. A. (2022). The Resource Pool is Dry: A Model for Surfing the
Waves of Energy. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 66(1), 828‐832.

Necaise, A., Moralez, L.A., Favela, L.H., Amon, M.J., McConnell, D.S. (2021). Perception‐action calibration as a function of judgment method and feedback type. Association for Psychological Science 2021 Virtual Convention.

Sermarini, J., Kider Jr, J. T., LaViola Jr, J. J., & McConnell, D. S. (2021, September). A Kinematic Evaluation of
Linear and Parabolic Pointing in Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Annual Meeting (Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 86‐90)

Rupp, M. A., McConnell, D. S., & Smither, J. A. (2019). Examining associations between action game play and
motor control. Acta Psychologica, 193, 55‐65.

McConnell, D. S. (2019, November). Precision constraints during pointing with a stylus: Implications for Fitts’
law. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 1756‐
1760)

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