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Nicholas Duran

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Asst Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Nicholas Duran is an assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences division of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Cognitive Science area of the Department of Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Memphis and received postdoctoral training from the University of California, Merced, where he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Dr. Duran is interested in how complex cognitive processes are revealed in the dynamical processes of movement and language, both within individuals and across people in basic and applied domains. This line of research is currently being pursued in a number of ways, including the analysis of reaching movements during decision tasks, to interpersonal coordination dynamics in communicative contexts (with a focus on continuous "micro-behaviors" and speech). Recent applications of this work include: deception and cheating, prediction during cognitive processing, negotiation and persuasion, and perspective-taking. Another area in which Dr. Duran has published, and that is currently being pursued, includes natural language processing and corpus analysis.

For more information about Dr. Duran's research, please visit his research webpage by clicking HERE

Education

Dr. Duran holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Memphis and received postdoctoral training from the University of California, Merced, where he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Research Interests

Cognitive dynamics, interpersonal coordination and synchrony, perspective-taking, motion tracking, language processes, deception, natural language processing

Publications

Duran, N. D., Nicholson, S., & Dale, R. (in press). Simultaneous attraction and resistance to political conspiracies in a real-time decision-tracking task. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology.

Duran, N. D. & Fusaroli, R. (2017). Conversing with a devil's advocate: Interpersonal synchronization dynamics in deception and conflict. PLoS ONE. 12(6): e0178140. 

Schillinger, D, McNamara, D, Crossley, Scott, Moffet, H, Sarkar, U, Duran, N. D., Allen, J, Oryn, D, Karter, A. J. (2017). The next frontier in communication and the ECLIPPSE study: Bridging the digital divide in secure messaging. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2017, 1-9.

Coco, M. I., & Duran, N. D. (2016). When expectations collide: Action dynamics reveal the interaction between stimulus plausibility and congruency. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review23, 1920-1931.

Duran, N. D., Dale, R., & Galati, A. (2016). Towards integrative dynamic models for adaptive perspective-taking. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 761-779.

Tabatabaeian, M.*, Dale, R., & Duran, N. D (2015). Self-serving dishonest decisions can show facilitated cognitive dynamics. Cognitive Processing, 16, 291-300.

Duran, N. D., Dale, R., & Richardson, D. (2014). A mass assembly of associative mechanisms: a dynamical systems account of natural social interaction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (commentary), 37, 198.

Duran, N. D., & Dale, R. (2014). Perspective-taking in dialogue as self-organization under social constraints. New Ideas in Psychology, 32, 131-146.

Dale, R. & Duran, N. D. (2013). Dealing with complexity differently: from interaction-dominant dynamics to theoretical plurality. Ecological Psychology, 25, 248-255.

Duran, N. D., & Dale, R., Kello, C., Street, C. N. H., & Richardson, D. C. (2013). Exploring the movement dynamics of deception. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 4, 1-16.

Dale, R., Duran, N. D., & Morehead, J. R.* (2012). Prediction during statistical learning, and implications for the implicit/explicit divide. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 196-209.

Duran, N. D., & Dale, R., & Kreuz, R. J. (2011). Listeners invest in an assumed other’s perspective despite cognitive cost. Cognition, 121, 22-40.

Dale, R. & Duran, N. D. (2011). The cognitive dynamics of negated sentence verification. Cognitive Science, 35, 983-996.

Myers, J. C.,** McCarthy, P. M., Duran, N. D., & McNamara, D. S. (2011). The bit in the middle: A computational analysis of the linguistic features of body paragraphs. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 201-209.

Duran, N. D., Dale, R., & McNamara, D. S. (2010). The action dynamics of overcoming the truth. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 486-491.

Duran, N. D., McCarthy, P. M., Hall, C., & McNamara, D. S. (2010). The linguistic correlates of conversational deception: Comparing natural language processing technologies. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 439-462.

Bellissens, C., Jeuniaux, P., Duran, N. D., McNamara, D. S. (2010). A text relatedness and dependency computational model: Using Latent Semantic Analysis and Coh-Metrix to predict self-explanation quality. Studia Informatica Universalis, 8, 85-125.

McCarthy, P. M., Hall, C., Duran N. D., Doiuchi, M., Duncan, B., Fujiwara, Y., & McNamara, D. S., (2009). A computational analysis of journal abstracts written by Japanese, American, and British scientists. The ESPecialist, 30, 141-173.

Dale, R., Roche, J., & Duran, N. D. (2008). Language is complex. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8, 351-362. [Invited Article]

McCarthy, P. M., Renner, A. M.**  Duncan, M. G., Duran, N. D., Lightman, E. J.,** & McNamara. D. S. (2008). Identifying topic sentencehood. Behavior Research Methods, 40, 647-664.

Duran, N. D., McCarthy, P. M., Graesser, A. C, & McNamara, D. S. (2007). Using temporal cohesion to predict temporal coherence in narrative and expository texts. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 212-223. 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 323Sensation and Perception
PSY 360Cognitive Science
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 580Practicum
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 595Continuing Registration
PSY 598Special Topics
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 360Cognitive Science
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 323Sensation and Perception
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 598Special Topics
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 323Sensation and Perception
PSY 360Cognitive Science
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 494Special Topics
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 323Sensation and Perception
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
COM 494Special Topics
PSY 494Special Topics
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 323Sensation and Perception
Presentations
  • Duran, N. D. & Fusaroli, R. Conversing with a devil's advocate: Dialogical dynamics of movement and speech in deception and conflict. 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Nov 2014).
  • Randall, A., Duran, N. D., & Hilpert, P. Couples' communication dynamics: Measuring Intra- and Inter-personal dynamics during real-time interaction. Workshop on Intensive Modeling of Dynamic Social Interactions (Nov 2014).
  • Petersen, G. & Duran, N. D. Turn-taking dynamics in conversations involving conflict and deception. NCUIRE Scholarship Reception (Oct 2014).
  • Tabatabaeian, M., Dale, R., & Duran, N. D. Facilitation of dishonesty in self-serving task. 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Jul 2014).
  • Fusaroli, R., & Duran, N. D. Dialogical dynamics in conflict and deception. Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Interactivity, Language, and Cogni (Jun 2014).
  • Duran, N. D. & Coco, M., & Dale, R. Beyond reaction time: Predicting false responding with arm movement trajectories. 27th Annual Conference of the International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (May 2014).
Service
  • Co-organizer of weekly Cognitive Psychology Brown Bag, Co-organizer (2014 - Present)
  • New College Faculty Ambassador, Faculty Ambassador (2014 - Present)
  • University Scholars Summer Collegiate Experience, Faculty Participant (2014 - Present)
  • Open Door at ASU West Campus Event, Faculty Participant (2014 - Present)
  • New College Faculty Ambassador, Faculty Ambassador (2013 - Present)