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Alexander Skulmowski

TU Chemnitz
Institute for Media Research
Psychology of Digital Learning Media
Reichenhainer Straße 70, Room A312
09126 Chemnitz

Phone +49 371 531-34748
Fax     +49 371 531-834748
E-Mail: alexander.skulmowski {at} phil.tu-chemnitz.de

 

Dissertation Project


“Design factors in spatial learning tasks: Embodied interaction modes in three-dimensional learning environments”
Research area: Learning
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Günter Daniel Rey (Chair of Psychology of Digital Learning Media)

 

Research Interests


  • Learning in 3D environments
  • Embodied learning using tangible user interfaces and gestures
  • Interaction design in virtual reality, mixed reality, & augmented reality
  • Visual aesthetics in human-computer-interaction
  • Metacognitive judgments

 

Curriculum Vitae


Since 04/2017 Junior lecturer at the chair of Psychology of Digital Learning Media, TU Chemnitz
Since 04/2015 Doctoral researcher, DFG Research Training Group CrossWorlds
04/2014 – 03/2015 Junior lecturer at the chair of Psychology of Digital Learning Media, TU Chemnitz
01/2014 – 03/2015 Research assistant at the chair of Psychology of Digital Learning Media, TU Chemnitz
09/2013 Master of Science in Cognitive Science (with distinction) at the University of Osnabrück
Thesis title: “Situated Decision-Making in a Virtual Reality Environment: Affective, Social, and Moral Aspects of Dilemmas”
09/2011 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Bonn

 

Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2017). Measuring cognitive load in embodied learning settings. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1191.

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2017). Bodily effort enhances learning and metacognition: Investigating the relation between physical effort and cognition using dual-process models of embodiment. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 3–10.

Skulmowski, A., Augustin, Y., Pradel, S., Nebel, S., Schneider, S., & Rey, G. D. (2016). The negative impact of saturation on website trustworthiness and appeal: A temporal model of aesthetic website perception. Computers in Human Behavior, 61, 386–393.

Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., Kühnert, T., Brunnett, G., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Embodied learning using a tangible user interface: The effects of haptic perception and selective pointing on a spatial learning task. Computers & Education, 92–93, 64–75.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A., Cohen, B. R., Kreilkamp, B. A. K., & Troxler, N. (2015). Investigating conceptions of intentional action by analyzing participant generated scenarios. Frontiers in Psychology – Cognitive Science, 6:1630.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A., Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2014). Forced-choice decision-making in modified trolley dilemma situations: a virtual reality and eye tracking study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8:426.

 

Book Chapters

Bunge, A. & Skulmowski, A. (2014). Descriptive & Pragmatic Levels of Empirical Ethics: Utilizing the Situated Character of Moral Concepts, Judgment, and Decision-Making. In C. Lütge, H. Rusch & M. Uhl (Eds.), Experimental Ethics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Talks & Posters

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Learning time determines cognitive load in embodied learning tasks. Talk held at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), September 18-22, Leipzig.

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory: Costs, benefits, and resources determine embodied learning outcomes. Talk held at the 9th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference 2016, June 22-24, Bochum.

Skulmowski, A. (2016). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory. Invited talk at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), May 12, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Physical demands impact cognitive resource allocation: Bodily effort enhances learning and metacognition. Talk held at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 21-23, Heidelberg.

Augustin, Y., Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). A temporal model of aesthetic web site perception. Poster presented at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society for Psychology, September 9-11, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A. Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2015). Moral decision-making in virtual reality settings – An eye-tracking and pupillometry study. Talk held at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), September 9-11, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A. (2015). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory: Introducing a cost-benefit model for embodied interactions. Poster presented at the symposium Embodied Cognition in Multimedia Learning, September 8, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). Embodied Learning Using a Tangible User Interface: The Effects of Haptic Perception and Interaction Mode on Learning, Cognitive Load, Motivation, and Usability. Talk held at the 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 8-11, Hildesheim.

Skulmowski, A., Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). The Effects of Saturation on Web Site Trustworthiness, Appeal, and Perceived Usability. Talk held at the 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 8-11, Hildesheim.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A. Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2014). Situated Decision-Making in a Virtual Reality Environment: Affective, Social, and Moral Aspects of Dilemmas. Talk held at the 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 30-April 2, Giessen.

Skulmowski, A. & Bunge A. (2012). Mapping the Folk Concept of Intentionality: Contexts and Explanations of Intentionality Ascriptions. Poster presented at the symposium “Social Understanding: Evolution, Culture and Development”. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, September 27-29, 2012.

Bunge, A. & Skulmowski, A. (2012). Mapping the Folk Concept of Intentionality: Contexts and Explanations of Intentionality Ascriptions. Talk held at the workshop “The Scope and Limits of Experimental Ethics”. University of Konstanz, September 20-22, 2012.

 

Reviewer Assignments


  • Computers & Education
  • Computers in Human Behavior
  • Educational Psychology Review
  • Ergonomics
  • Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

 

Board Memberships


Since 2017 Member of the ethics committee of the Faculty of Humanities, TU Chemnitz
2017 Member of the graduate admissions committee of the Institute for Media Research, TU Chemnitz

 

Academic Memberships


Since 2016 International Cognitive Load Theory Association (ICLTA)

 

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