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Justin Bonny

Dr. Justin Bonny

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office: BSSC 432
Phone: 443-885-3061

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Ph.D. in Psychology, Emory University
M.A. in Psychology, Emory University
B.S. in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Bonny's research interests focus on how individual differences in informal activities (e.g., hobbies) and mathematics ability are reflected in cognitive and social processes and can be altered using technology. In his research, Dr. Bonny investigates (i) cognitive underpinnings of STEM skills in children and adults, examining how evolutionarily ancient perceptual representations are linked to arithmetic and geometric ability, (ii) how sociocognitive processes influence team dynamics during team-based video games, and (iii) how individual differences in sociocognitive abilities transfer to, and can be enhanced using, augmented and virtual reality environments.

Dr. Bonny earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Emory University in 2013 and has previously worked as a research psychologist for an education research organization, community college professor at a minority-serving institution, and a research and applied scientist at a federally-funded research lab and UARC. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles and has numerous presentations spanning applied, cognitive, and developmental psychology programs. Dr. Bonny has mentored several undergraduate and community college students, several of whom have been co-authors on research articles and conference presentations.