Position: Ph.D Student, Second Year
BS (2017) Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thesis: Brain Mechanisms for the Cognitive Effects of Narrative Persuasion
Fun Fact About Me:
I considered careers as a flash fiction writer, graphic designer, and skin care cosmetics product developer or formulation chemist.
I am currently a Ph.D student in the Cognition & Brain Science program. The year prior I was CoNTRoL’s lab manager and a practicum student at the Marcus Autism Center’s Educational Science Research Core. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant for two years at CoNTRoL, where I completed my thesis on narrative persuasion as a part of UROP’s Research Option.
Beyond psychological research, I maintain multiple graphic design blogs and am learning to expand my portfolio to motion graphics. I am also learning programming languages for data analysis and web design.
Social cognitive neuroscience, social working memory, theory of mind, mentalizing network, default mode network.
- President’s Fellowship, 2018-2022
- Herbert P. Haley Fellowship, 2018-2019
- Williams-Walls Life Science Award, April 2017
Publications & Presentations
- Schumacher, E. H., Cookson, S. L., Smith, D. M., Nguyen, T. V. N., Sultan, Z., Reuben, K. E., & Hazeltine, E. (2018). Dual-Task Processing With Identical Stimulus and Response Sets: Assessing the Importance of Task Representation in Dual-Task Interference. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1031).
- Nguyen, T., Bezdek, M., & Schumacher, E., (2017, Apr 18). Understanding narrative persuasion from rhetorical persuasion. Oral presentation presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Spring Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
- Bezdek, M., Gerrig, R., Nguyen, T., William, W., & Schumacher, E., (2017, Mar 25-28). The effect of narrative context on persuasive message processing. Poster presented at the 24th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting in San Francisco, CA.
- Nguyen, T., Bezdek, M., & Schumacher, E., (2016, Apr 19). Listening to stories. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Spring Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
- Nguyen, T., Fareed, S., Campbell, J., Thompson, K., Cagle, S., & Singh, R. (2016, Apr 16). Priming of affective perception on social networking sites. Poster presented at the annual Georgia Psychological Society conference at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.