Schober, Michael


Michael Schober
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990
Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost for Research

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My 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 understandinghow 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.

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