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Robert Mauro

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4917
  • Office: 327 Straub Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:00, Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30-12:30 & by appointment
  • Interests: Social/Personality, Human Emotions, Decision Making, Aviation Psychology, Psychology and Law.
  • Website: Website

Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Mauro teaches and conducts research in applied decision-making and human emotion.  Dr. Mauro’s applied work is focused on topics in psychology and law and aviation.  His psychology and law work includes studies of capital sentencing, the drug courier profile, and expert testimony.  His work in aviation includes laboratory and field work on pilot decision-making, training, cockpit procedures, and automation.  His work in human emotions includes studies of the cognitive models of emotion, opponent-process theory, and the relations between cognition and emotion.  Dr. Mauro’s research utilizes experimental, survey, and observational methods and psychological and physiological measures.  For more information, visit Dr. Mauro’s website at http://www.decisionresearch.org/researcher/robert-mauro/.

Selected Publications:

Connors, M., Mauro, R., & Statler, I. (in press). Measuring Safety-Related Trends in the National Airspace System: Description and Validation of a Survey Methodology. International Journal of Aviation Psychology.

Mauro, R., Degani, A., Loukopoulos, L., & Barshi, L. (2012). The operational context of procedures and checklists in commercial aviation, Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 758-762). Boston, MA: Human Factors Society.

Mauro, R. (1992). Affective dynamics: Opponent processes and excitation transfer. In M. Clark (Ed.) Review of personality & social psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Gross, S., & Mauro, R. (1988). Death and Discrimination: Racial Disparities in Capital Sentencing. Northeastern University Press: Boston, MA.