Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip

Human Factors and Applied Cognition

Michael received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos in 2012. Since arriving at George Mason, his interests in human factors are still rapidly developing. However, human interaction with autonomous systems is a field that he is currently involved in and he is thoroughly enjoying. Michael is working under Carryl Baldwin in the Mason Transportation Institute and Auditory Research Group.

During undergrad, Michael worked as both a researcher and a research assistant in a cognitive psychology laboratory that focused on memory, attention, judgment, and decision making. He was highly involved in the two projects listed below, in addition to assisting on a number of other projects collecting, coding, and entering data.


Calvillo, D. P., Hawkins, W. C., Amoroso, B. A., & Waltrip, M. J. (under review). Does working memory capacity predict susceptibility to the misinformation effect? New data and a meta-analysis. Memory & Cognition.           

Burgeno, J. N., Waltrip. M. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016, May). Sub-scales of aggression and mindfulness predict responses to unfair ultimatum game offers. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences.

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