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Arthur C. Graesser Arthur C. Graesser

(Ph.D. 1977, U. California San Diego)

Experimental, Cognitive
Psychology Building, Room 202
FedEx Institute of Technology, Room 403C
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curriculum vitae


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
B.A., Florida State University

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Science
  • Discourse Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Procedures
  • Text Comprehension
  • Human and Computer Tutoring
  • Design of Educational Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Recent Publications

  • D’Mello, S. K. & Graesser, A. C. (2012). AutoTutor and affective AutoTutor: Learning by talking with cognitively and emotionally intelligent computers that talk back. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2(4), 23:2-23:39.
  • Graesser, A.C. (2011).  Learning, thinking, and emoting with discourse technologies.  American Psychologist, 66, 743-757.
  • Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S. (2011).  Computational analyses of multilevel discourse comprehension. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3, 371-398.
  • Graesser, A.C., McNamara, D.S., & Kulikowich, J. (2011).  Coh-Metrix: Providing multilevel analyses of text characteristics.  Educational Researcher, 40, 223-234.
  • Graesser, A.C., & D’Mello, S. (2012). Emotions during the learning of difficult material. In. B. Ross (Eds.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, vol. 57 (183-225). Elsevier. 
  • McNamara, D.S., Graesser, A.C., McCarthy, P.M., Cai, Z. (2014).  Automated evaluation of text and discourse with Coh-Metrix.  Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rus, V., D’Mello, S., Hu, X., & Graesser, A.C. (in press).  Recent advances in intelligent systems with conversational dialogue.  AI Magazine.
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