Research, Publications, and Presentations

These papers, publications, and presentations have all been created and/or given by current and former members of the NASA FOCUS Lab team. To access the paper, publication, and/or presentation files, please click the link in the citations below (if available).

2017

Bearden, C., Hein, M., & Littlepage, G. (2017, July). Confirming a measure of teamwork. Paper presented at the 12th Annual INGRoup   Conference: St. Louis, MO.

Bearden, C. (2017). Self-leadership strategies and performance perspectives within student aviation teams. Scientia et Humanitas: A Journal of Student Research, 7, 21-40. 

Bearden, C. & Hein, M. (2017, April). Designing and validating individual-level assessments of team member performance in a simulated work environment: Problems and progress. Presentation conducted at the Spring meeting of the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association: Murfreesboro, TN.

Bearden, C. (2017, April). Perspectives on work-role performance in cross-functional aviation teams. Poster presented at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Memphis, TN.

Bearden, C. (2017, March). Self-leadership strategies and performance perspectives within student aviation teams. (Unpublished undergraduate honors thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, TN).

Georgiou, A., Wertheimer, M., Lester, E., Littlepage, G., Bearden, C., Snodgrass, M. & Craig, P. (2017, May). Lessons learned from a  high-fidelity simulation of a flight dispatch center. Symposium conducted at the 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology: Dayton, OH.

Georgiou, A. M., Wertheimer, M. E., & Snodgrass, M. E. (2017, May). Student perceptions of the usefulness of simulation-based training. Symposium presentation to be presented at the 19th Bi-annual International Symposium for Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Littlepage, G., Hein, M. Georgiou, A. & Moffett, R. (2017, July). Symposium: Team Science and Aviation Science: A Model of Team and Multiteam Processes in Aviation. Presented at the annual conference of INGRoup, St. Louis, MO.

Littlepage, G. & Wertheimer, M., (2017, July). Emergent states and teamwork behavior as predictors of routine and adaptive performance. Paper presented at the 12th Annual INGRoup Conference:  St. Louis, MO.

Pope, J. L., Snodgrass, M. E. Bearden, C. R. Wertheimer, M. E., & Littlepage, G. E. (2016, October). Is shared or formal leadership effective in guiding aerospace teams to financial success? Poster presented at the annual River Cities Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN. 
 

Wertheimer, M. E. & Littlepage, G. E. (2017, April). Mapping predictors of team effectiveness in an airline simulation. Poster to be presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, Orlando, FL. 


2016

Bridges, D. C., III. (2016). Exploring situation awareness and workload levels of operators' decision making in a simulated airline operations control center (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10119098. 

Littlepage, G. E., Hein, M. B., Moffett III, R. G., Craig, P. A., & Georgiou, A. M. (2016). Team training for dynamic cross-functional teams in aviation: Behavioral, cognitive, and performance outcomes. Human Factors, 58(8), 1275-1288. doi: 10.1177/0018720816665200

Wertheimer, M., & Littlepage, G. (2016, March). Mapping predictors of team performance. Poster presented at Middle Tennessee State University's Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN.  


2015

Beaufore, A. J. (2015). Effects of interdisciplinary high fidelity simulations: A look at initial industry success in aviation (Master's thesis proposal PowerPoint presentation). Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Calarco, H., Littlepage, G., & Wertheimer, M. (2015, October). Evaluation of I-ADAPT and TEAM-ADAPT performance measures. Poster presented at the 11th Annual River Cities I-O (RCIO) Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN. 

Georgiou, A. (2015). The effects of workload and stress on teamwork in a high fidelity simulation. Proceedings from the 2015 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology.

Lester, E. M. (2015). NASA FOCUS lab operations manual (Undergraduate honors thesis). Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Lester, E. M. (2015). NASA FOCUS lab operations manual (Undergraduate honors thesis defense PowerPoint presentation). Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Lester, E. M., & Craig, P. (2015, May). High fidelity simulation and aviation training to improve problem solving skills and coordination. Paper presented at the 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH. 

Lillard, R., Littlepage, G., Moffett II, R. G., Hein, M., Pearn, M., & Beaufore, A. J. (2015, April). Reducing occupational stereotypes in aviation: Explicit vs. Implicit Attitudes. Poster presented at the annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Shriver, C. A. (2015). Assessing the impact of text-based communications on team performance in a flight operations center simulation (Master's thesis). Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Shriver, C. A. (2015). Assessing the impact of text-based communications on team performance in a flight operations center simulation (Master's thesis defense PowerPoint presentation). Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 


2014

Beaufore, A. J., Pearn, M., Kidder, K., & Littlepage, G. (2014, October). Situational judgement testing: An applied application to the aviation industry. Poster presented at the 10th Annual River Cities I-O (RCIO) Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Georgiou, A., Craig, P., & Littlepage, G. (2014). Rationale and overview of a high-fidelity simulation of a flight operations center. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. 

Hein, M., Moffett III, R., Fritsch, A., Carlson, P., Craig, P., Georgiou, A., Bridges, D., Cooper, J., & Littlepage, G. (2014). Developing training with a high-fidelity simulation of a flight operations center. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. 

Littlepage, G., Moffett III, R., Hein, M., & Sanders, E. (2014). Behavioral, cognitive, and performance outcomes of high-fidelity team training. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.

Moffett III, R., Littlepage, G., Hein, M., Craig, P., Carlson, P., Georgiou, A., Fritsch, A., & Pearn, M. (2014). Participants, procedures, and measures used in the high-fidelity simulation of an airline flight operations center. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. 


2013

Carlson, P., & Georgiou, A. (2013, February). Assessments and culminating experiences. Presentation at the Aviation Accreditation Board International Institutional Workshop, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Fritsch, A., & Ivakh, A. (2013, March). Individual performance in airline simulations. Presentation at Middle Tennessee State University's Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN.

Georgiou, A., Craig, P., Littlepage, G., Moffett III, R., Hein, M., Hill, G., Hunt, T., Bridges, D., Carlson, P., Sanders, E., Ivakh, A., Cooper, J., Waite, L., Corbett, C., Amankwah, J., & Rice, A. (2013, May). High fidelity simulation and aviation training to improve problem solving skills and coordination. Paper presented at the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Hein, M., Carlson, P. Craig, P. Moffett, R. Littlepage, G. & Georgiou, A. (2013, July). Developing a high-fidelity simulation and training to improve coordination between aerospace specializations. Paper presented at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Littlepage, G. E., Craig, P. A., Hein, M. B., Moffett, R. G., Sanders, E., Carlson, P. R., Ivakh, A., & Georgiou, A. M., (2013, April). Teamwork and performance outcomes of high-fidelity airline operations center simulations. Paper presented at the annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.Moffett, R.G., Hein, M.B., Littlepage, G.L. (2013, July). Impact of cooperative task experiences on occupational stereotypes. Paper presented at the 2013 INGRoup Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sanders, E.K., Littlepage, G., Hein, M., Bridges, D. (2013, April). Investigating the effects of team interaction on mental models of interdependence and communication. Paper presented at the annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Sanders, E.K., Littlepage, G., Hein, M., Bridges, D. (2013, July). Investigating the effects of team interaction on mental models of interdependence and communication. Paper presented at the 2013 INGRoup Conference, Atlanta, GA.


2012

Cooper, J. (2012). Meteorological impacts on universal e-lines operations. Paper presented at Middle Tennessee State University's Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN.

Littlepage, G., Craig, P., Hein, M., Moffett III, R., Georgiou, A., & Carlson, P. (2012, April). Training to enhance mutliteam coordination in the airline industry. Paper presented at the annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Sanders, E., Littlepage, G., & Hein, M. (2012, October). Using social network analysis to measure shared mental models. Paper presented at the 8th Annual River Cities I-O (RCIO) Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.


2011

Craig, P., Moffett, R., Littlepage, G., Hein, M., Georgiou, A., Hill, G., Henslee, J., Carlson, P., Cole, N., Cooper, J., Bridges, D., Amankwah, J., Tipton, D., & Waid, A. (2011, May). High-fidelity simulation and training to improve coordination among aerospace specializations. Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Moffett III, R. G., Hein, M., B., & Littlepage, G. L. (2011, May). Using a measure of occupational stereotype to assess ingroup-outgroup bias among aerospace specializations. Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.