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Michael Schober

Professor of Psychology, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Michael Schober’s academic background is in cognitive psychology (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990) and cognitive science (Sc.B., Brown University, 1986). He is currently Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost for Research. From 2006-2013 he was dean of the NSSR. From 2005-2015 he was editor of the journal Discourse Processes.

He has taught graduate and undergraduate lecture and seminar courses in psycholinguistics, human-computer interaction, research methods, psychology and design, and psychology of music (music and mind, collaborating in and beyond music).

For many years he has collaborated with Frederick G. Conrad, research professor in the Survey Research Center and director of the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan, and research professor and director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Together they have been awarded the 2013 Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

His research deals with questions that cross the lines between psychology, linguistics, human-computer interaction, music, public opinion research, and design. Recent and ongoing studies examine: conversational language use and perspective-taking, how differently people can conceive of what they are discussing despite apparent understanding how partners with differing abilities take each other into account, conceptual misalignment in survey interview and testing interactions, how IQ testers can influence responses and scores, how survey interviewing techniques affect response accuracy, being together with virtual partners, how jazz duos (pianists and saxophonists) coordinate their performance face to face vs. via remote video vs. via remote audio, how interacting with interviewing systems that are more and less human-like affects survey respondents’ willingness to disclose personal information, comprehension of natural speech, including disfluencies and stutters, interface design and interaction, how attention to respondent disfluencies and other “paradata” can be useful for interviewing interfaces, interfaces for enhancing remote collaboration in studio design teams, augmenting musician’s coordination cues and sense of copresence, how audience interactions and motion contagion affect performers and speakers.