Position: Ph.D Student, First 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.