Dr Nancy Zook

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About me

My research consists of examining the construct of executive function. My primary interest is examining executive function performance in typical and atypical aging. I am interested in improving the psychometric properties of tests of executive function. Other research interests involve how executive function measures relate to real-world activities such as driving and decision making. Additional interests include social robotics and work on teaching and learning. I am an active member of the Psychological Sciences Research Group (<a href="https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/hls/research/psychologicalsciencesgroup.aspx">PSRG</a>). 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

Bishop, L., van Maris, A., Dogramadzi, S., & Zook, N. (2019). Social robots: The influence of human and robot characteristics on acceptance. Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 10(1), 346-358. 

Williams, C, Morgan, P.L., Christopher, G, Zook, N, and Hoskins R. (2020 preprint). The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task. In: Ahram T. Falcao, C. (Eds) Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 972, pp 81-92. Springer, Cham.

Morgan P.L., Williams E.J., Zook N.A., Christopher G. (2019) Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions. In: Ahram T., Nicholson D. (Eds) Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity. AHFE 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 782. Springer, Cham.

Helber, C., Zook, N.A., & Immergut, M. (2012). Meditation in higher education: Does it enhance cognition? Innovative Higher Education, 37 (5), 349-358.

Zook, N.A., Bennett, T.L., & Lane, M. (2009). Identifying at-risk older adult community- dwelling drivers through neuropsychological evaluation. Applied Neuropsychology, 16 (4), 281-287.

Zook, N.A. & Davalos, D.B. (2006). Can fluid and general intelligence be differentiated in an older adult population? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 143-145.

Zook, N., Welsh, M., & Ewing, V. (2006). Performance of healthy, older adults on the Tower of London-Revised: Comparisons with the WAIS-III Vocabulary and Matrix Reasoning Subtests. Journal of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 13, 1-19.

Bugg, J., Zook, N.A., Delosh, E.L., & Davis, H.P. (2006). Examining the roles of speed of processing and fluid intelligence in cognitive aging. Brain and Cognition, 62, 9-16.

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