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Nia Amazeen

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Biography

 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognition, Action, and Perception), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1996

Research Interests

The treatment of coordination as a complex dynamical system.  I look for general principles in coordination patterns across people (social interactions) and within people (bimanual and motor-respiratory coordination) using the tools of dynamical systems analysis.

Websites

Dr. Amazeen's website

Publications
  • * Finan, P. H., * Hessler, E. E., Amazeen, P. G., Butner, J., Zautra, A. J., & Tennen, H. Oscillations in daily pain prediction accuracy. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences (2010).
  • * Hessler, E. E, * Gonzales, L. M., & Amazeen, P. G,. Displays that facilitate performance of multifrequency ratios during motor-respiratory coordination. Acta Psychologica (2010).
  • *Gorman, J. C., Cooke, N. J. & Amazeen, P. G. Training adaptive teams. Human Factors (2010).
  • 22. *Gorman, J. C., Amazeen, P. G., & Cooke, N. J. Team coordination dynamics. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences (2010).
  • * Hessler, E. E., & Amazeen, P. G. Attentional demands on motor-respiratory coordination. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (2009).
  • Eric Amazeen, *Flavio DaSilva, Polemnia Amazeen. Spatial and anatomical constraints interact in bimanual coordination dynamics. Experimental Brain Research (2008).
  • E Amazeen, S Ringenbach, Polemnia Amazeen. The effects of attention and handedness on coordination dynamics in a bimanual Fitts' Law task. Experimental Brain Research (2005).
  • G Mulvey, Polemnia Amazeen, M Riley. The use of (symmetry) group theory as a predictive tool for studying bimanual coordination. Journal of Motor Behavior (2005).
  • J Butner, Polemnia Amazeen, G Mulvey. Multilevel modeling of two cyclical processes: Extending differential structural equation modeling to nonlinear coupled systems. Psychological Methods (2005).
  • Shannon Ringenbach, Polemnia Amazeen. How do children control rate, amplitude, and coordination stability during bimanual circle drawing?. Ecological Psychology (2005).
  • Carello, C (Author) ,Pellecchia, G L (Author) ,Amazeen, Polemnia (Author) ,Turvey, M T (Author) . Stability and variability of rhythmic coordination with compromised haptic perceptual systems. Studies in Perception and Action VIII (2005).
  • Polemnia Amazeen, Eric Amazeen, M Turvey. Symmetry and the devil. Journal of Motor Behavior (2004).
  • S Ringenbach, Polemnia Amazeen, E Amazeen. Frequency and amplitude are inversely related in circle drawing. Studies in Perception and Action VII (2003).
  • Polemnia Amazeen. Is dynamics the content of a generalized motor program for rhythmic interlimb coordination?. Journal of Motor Behavior (2002).
  • Eric Amazeen, Polemnia Amazeen, P Beek. Eye movements and the selection of optical information for catching. Ecological Psychology (2001).
  • Polemnia Amazeen, E Amazeen, P Beek. Coupling of breathing and movement during manual wheelchair propulsion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2001).
  • Mitchell, L A (Author) ,Harrott, M A (Author) ,Amazeen, Polemnia (Author) . Coordination and efficiency of rhythmic arm movements. Studies in Perception and Action VI (2001).
Research Activity
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*, Cooke,Nancy Jaworski. Monitoring Extracting and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Load (MEDIC II). Charles River(6/12/2015 - 12/11/2016).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. Collaborative Research: Multifrequency coordination in dyads and teams. NSF-SBE-BCS(4/1/2013 - 3/31/2016).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. Modeling the Neurodynamics of Submarine Piloting and Navigation Teams. LC(7/9/2012 - 2/28/2014).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. Cognitive Readiness. SANDIA RE CORP(1/6/2011 - 7/5/2011).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team Performance - STTR Phase II. SANDIA RE CORP(12/15/2008 - 12/15/2011).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team Performance: STTR Phase I Bridge. SANDIA RE CORP(5/27/2008 - 8/24/2008).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*. STTR: Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team Performance. SANDIA RE CORP(7/12/2007 - 1/7/2008).
  • Amazeen,Polemnia*, Hinrichs,Richard N. Dynamics of Motor-Respiratory Coupling. NSF-SBE(6/1/2005 - 5/31/2009).
  • Cooke,Nancy Jaworski*, Amazeen,Polemnia. Automatic Tagging of Macrocognitive Collaborative Processes Through Communication Analyses. DOD-NAVY-ONR(6/1/2005 - 12/31/2008).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 576Dynamical Systems in Psych
PSY 591Seminar
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 576Dynamical Systems in Psych
PSY 591Seminar
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PGS 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Amazeen, Polemnia, Hessler, Eric, Gorman, Jamie. Learning dynamics: Lessons from attractor reconstruction. Santa Fe Institute and Friam Group (Oct 2007).
  • Gonzales, Laura, Hessler, Eric, Amazeen, Polemnia. Do perceptual constraints limit the intentional control of motor-respiratory coordination?. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (Jun 2007).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Intentional control of motor-respiratory coordination. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (Jun 2007).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia, Hessler, Eric. Learning dynamics of motor-respiratory coordination. Coordination Dynamics (Feb 2007).
  • Gorman, Jamie, Amazeen, Polemnia, Cooke, Nancy. Team Coordination Dynamics. Coordination Dynamics (Feb 2007).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Intentional control of motor-respiratory coordination. Texas A&M University: Kinesiology (Dec 2006).
  • Gorman, J, Cooke, N, Pedersen, H, Winner, J, Andrews, D, Amazeen, Polemnia. Changes in team composition after a break: Building adaptive command-and-control teams. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Oct 2006).
  • Hessler, E, Amazeen, Polemnia. Learning in motor-respiratory coordination. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (Jun 2006).
  • Hessler, E, Amazeen, Polemnia. Learning rare ratios improves motor-respiratory coordination. International Society for Ecological Psychology (Jun 2006).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. The dynamics of motor-respiratory coordination. University of Arizona: Cognitive Science (Apr 2006).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. A dynamical model of motor-respiratory coordination. Cognitive Engineering Research Institute and ASU-Polytechnic (Apr 2006).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Frequency and amplitude are inversely related in circle drawing. International Conference on Perception and Action (Jan 2003).
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. The Dynamics of Rhythmic Coordination. Santa Fe Institute
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Locomotor-respiratory coupling. Eleventh International Conference on Perception and Action, University of Connecticut
  • Mitchell, L, Harrott, M, Amazeen, Polemnia. Coordination and efficiency of rhythmic arm movements. Eleventh International Conference on Perception and Action, University of Connecticut
  • Amazeen, E, Amazeen, Polemnia, Beek, P. Eye movements and the selection of optical information for catching. Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Coordination dynamics. Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University
  • Holden, J, Amazeen, Polemnia. Hysteresis and learning in the performance of displaced hand-eye coordination. Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Amazeen, Polemnia. Locomotor-respiratory coupling. Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University
  • Amazeen, Polemnia, Karabel, A, Mulvey, G. Locomotor-respiratory coupling during rhythmic arm movements. Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Mulvey, G, Amazeen, Polemnia. Effects of movement frequency on the reflectional symmetries of bimanual coordination. Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Service
  • Brain Fair, volunteer (2010 - Present)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • C. I. Waggoner Elementary School, Science Community Outreach (2009 - Present)
  • Developmental Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Experimental Brain Research, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Psychological Methods, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • The International Society for Ecological Psychology, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP) program, Area Head (2008 - Present)
  • Human Movement Science, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Associate Editor (2007 - Present)
  • Space Committee, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Ecological Psychology, Consulting Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2002 - Present)
  • Dynamics of Perception, Action, and Cognition (DPAC), Founder and Director (2000 - Present)
  • Faculty Evaluation Committee, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Exercise Science Ph.D. Program, Member (2003 - 2005)