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Ivan Ash



Research Interests

Human Cognition Lab


Recent & Upcoming Publications

Tidikis, V.  & Ash, I. K. (2013). Working in pairs vs. working alone: Effect of gender composition on creative problem solving process and performance. Creativity Research Journal,25 (2), 189-198. doi: 10.1080/10400419.2013.783745
Ash, I. K., Jee, B. D., & Wiley, J. (2012). Insight as Sudden Learning. Journal of Problem Solving, 4 (2), Article 2. Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jps/vol4/iss2/2
Smith-Rodden, M. & Ash, I. K. (2012). The psychological effects of news imagery: A case for evidence-based decision making and practices. Visual Communication Quarterly, 19 (1), 20-32. doi: 10.1080/15551393.2012.656056
Wiley, J., Ash, I. K., Sanchez, C. A. & Jaeger, A. (2011). Clarifying readers' goals for learning from expository science texts. In M. McCrudden, J. Magliano, and G. Schraw (Eds.), Text Relevance and Learning from Text (pp. 353-374). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Baldwin, C. L. & Ash, I. K. (2011). Impact of auditory acuity on listening span in young and old adults. Psychology and Aging, 26 (1), 85-91.doi: 10.1037/a0020360
Nokes, T. J. & Ash, I. K. (2010). Investigating the role of instructional focus in incidental pattern learning. Journal of General Psychology, 137(1), 84-113. doi: 10.1080/00221300903352125
Ash, I. K. (2009). Surprise, memory, and retrospective judgment making: Testing cognitive reconstruction theories of the hindsight bias effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35(4), 916-933. doi: 10.1037/a0015504
Ash, I. K., Cushen, P. J., and Wiley, J. (2009). Obstacles in investigating the role of restructuring in insightful problem solving. The Journal of Problem Solving, 2(2), Article 3. Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jps/vol2/iss2/3  
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Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Tidikis, V. & Ash, I. K. (2013, May). Creativity: Happy Misery and Despondent Delight. Poster presented at the 25rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
Michalek, A. , Watson, S., Ash, I. K., Ringleb, S., & Raymer, A. (2012, November). Impact of Noise on Speech Processing in Adults with ADHD. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Ash, I. K., May, R. W. , & Lee, K. D.2 (2012, May). Hindsight bias on confidence and outcome likelihood judgments due to different mechanisms. Poster presented at the 24rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
Tidikis, V.  & Ash, I. K. (2012, May). Highly Arousing Negative Emotional States Cause Broadening of Attention. Poster presented at the 24rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
May, R. W. , Ash, I. K., & Lee, K. D. 2 (2012, April). Not all hindsight biases are the same: Effects of expectation and surprise on memory for prior judgments. Paper presented at the Spring 2012 Virginia Psychological Association Conference, Norfolk, VA.
Ash, I. K. & May, R.  (2011, May). Individual differences in working memory moderate stereotype-threat effects in creative problem solving. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science: Washington, DC.
Tidikis, V. , May, R. , & Ash, I. K. (2011, January). Differential Effects of Gender Group Composition on Creative Problem Solving. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology: San Antonio, TX.

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Contact Information

Email: iash@odu.edu

Office: 757.683.4446

Fax: 757.623.5087


Psychology Department

Human Factors Program

Applied Experimental Program

I/O Program

Psy.D. Program

M.S. Program

B.S. Program


Undergraduate Research Program