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Henry H. Emurian
Associate Professor Emeritus

Email: emurian@umbc.edu

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, American University, 1975
M.S., Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University, 1983
M.A., Experimental Psychology, American University, 1971
B.A., Psychology, American University, 1968

Licensed: Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (#01119): Until March 1, 2017

My Curriculum Vitae

FAVORITE QUOTES:

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
(General Colin Luther Powell)


"Keep making responses."
(Dr. Joseph V. Brady)

INTERESTS:
  • Applied behavior analysis
  • IT Applications to education
  • Technology education strategies
    • Programmed instruction
    • Collaborative peer tutoring
    • Web-based tutoring systems
  • Programmed environment management of confined microsocieties
    • Spaceflight applications
  • Energy psychology

FAVORITE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:


Emurian, H.H., Canfield, K., & Brady, J.V. Behavior analysis of team performance: Effects of member replacement. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO, May 27-31, 2011.


Emurian, H.H.,  Canfield, G.C., Roma, P.G., Brinson, Z.S., Gasior, E.D., Hienz, R.D., Hursh, S.R., & Brady, J.V. A Multi-Player Team Performance Task: Design and Evaluation. In M.M. Cruz-Cunha, V.H. Carvalho, & P. Tavares (Eds.), Business, Technological and Social Dimensions of Computer Games: Multidisciplinary Developments (Chapter 13), IGI Global, 2011.


Emurian, H.H., Canfield, K., & Brady, J.V. Behavior analysis of team performance: A case study of membership replacement. The Behavior Analyst Today, 2010, 11(3), 161-185.


Emurian, H.H., & Zheng, P. Programmed Instruction and Interteaching Applications to Teaching Java: A Systematic Replication. Computers in Human Behavior, 2010, 26, 1166 - 1175.


Emurian, H.H.,  Canfield, K., Roma, P.G., Gasior, E.D., Brinson, Z.S., Hienz, R.D., Hursh, S.R., & Brady, J.V. Behavioral Systems Management of Confined Microsocieties: An Agenda for Research and Applications. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Environmental Systems (Paper number:2009-01-2423), Warrendale, PA: SAE International, 2009.


Emurian, H.H., Canfield, G.C., Roma, P.G., Gasior, E.D., Brinson, Z.S., Hienz, R.D., Hursh, S.R., & Brady J.V. Behavioral Systems Management of Confined Microsocieties: An Agenda for Research and Applications. Presented at the 39th International Conference On Environmental Systems, Savannah, GA, July 12-16, 2009.


Emurian, H.H. Programmed Instruction and Interteaching Applications to Technology Education. Presented at the Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ, May 22-26, 2009.


Emurian, H.H., Holden, H.K., & Abarbanel, R.A. Managing Programmed Instruction and Collaborative Peer Tutoring in the Classroom: Applications in Teaching Java. Computers in Human Behavior, 2008, 24(2), 576-614



Emurian, H.H., & Brady, J.V. Programmed Environment Management of Confined Microsocieties: Mission to Mars. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March 22-25, 2007.


Emurian, H.H., & Brady, J.V. Behavioral Health Management of Space Dwelling Groups: Safe Passage Beyond Earth Orbit. The Behavior Analyst Today, 2007, 8(2), 113-135.


Emurian, H.H. E-Commerce in China: A Personal Perspective (Editorial), Information Resources Management Journal, 2006, 19(1), i-iii.


Emurian, H.H. Teaching Java: Managing Instructional Tactics to Optimize Student Learning. International Journal of Information & Communication Technology Education, 2007, 3(4), 34 - 49


Wang, Y.D., & Emurian, H.H. An Overview of Online Trust: Concepts, Elements, and Implications. Computers in Human Behavior, 2005, 21(1), 105-125.


Emurian, H.H. A Programmed Instruction Tutoring System for Java™: Consideration of Learning Performance and Software Self-Efficacy, Computers in Human Behavior, 2004, 20(3), 423-459.


Emurian, H.H., & Durham, A.G. Computer-Based Tutoring Systems: A Behavioral Approach. In J.A. Jacko & A. Sears (Eds.), Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 677-697), Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2003.


Emurian, H.H., Wang, J., & Durham, A.G. Analysis of learner performance on a tutoring system for Java. In McGill, T. (Ed.), Current Issues in IT Education (pp. 46-76). Hershey, PA: IRM Press, 2003.


Emurian, H.H. The consequences of e-Learning (Editorial), Information Resources Management Journal, 2001, Apr-Jun, 3-5.


Durham, A.G., & Emurian, H.H. Learning and retention with a menu and a command line interface. Computers in Human Behavior, 14, 1998, 597-620.

Durham, A.G., Wu, S., & Emurian, H.H. AdaptNet: An empirical approach to adaptive interface design, Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, 1996, 449-454.

Whisenand, T.G., & Emurian, H.H. Effects of angle of approach on cursor movement time with a mouse: Consideration of Fitts' law, Computers in Human Behavior, 1996, 12, 381-395.

Emurian, H.H. Effects of format complexity on user performance and facial electromyographic activity: II, Computers in Human Behavior, 1994, 10, 281-297.

Emurian, H.H. Cardiovascular and electromyograph effects of low and high density work on an interactive information system, Computers in Human Behavior, 1993, 9, 353-370.


Emurian, H.H. Programmed environmemanagement of confined microsocieties. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 1988, 59(10), 976-980.


Emurian, H.H., & Brady, J.V. Small groups in programmed environments: Behavioral and biological interactions. The Pavlovian Journal of Biological Sciences, 1983, 18, 199-210.


Emurian, H.H., Brady, J.V., Ray, R.L., Meyerhoff, J.L., & Mougey, E.H. Experimental analysis of team performance, Naval Research Reviews, 1984, 36(1), 3-19.


GRAPHICS: circa 1975

Emurian, H.H. A multiple task performance battery presented on a CRT. JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, 1979.

Technical Report #2, 1978

This is my favorite technical report, for historical reasons. I wrote the code for the Alluisi Multiple Task Performance Battery in PDP-8 assembly language.