Thomas Nyman

Thomas Nyman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Psychology
Email
tn1175@nyu.edu
Room
1208

During the academic years of 2020 and 2021, Thomas Nyman, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Psychology at NYU Shanghai. His research has mainly been focused on factors that negatively impact eyewitness identification accuracy (e.g., eyewitness age and increased viewing distance), but he has also worked on topics such as psychological time, working memory training, and virtual reality technology. Nyman is also interested in artificial intelligence and the use of machine learning algorithms as psychometric tools for predicting human behavior. 

Select Publications

  • Nyman, T. J., Antfolk, J., Lampinen, J. M., Korkman, J., & Santtila, P. (2020). The Effects of Distance and Age on the Accuracy of Estimating Perpetrator Gender, Age, Height, and Weight by Eyewitnesses. Psychology, Crime & Law. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2020.1798425
  • Nyman, T. J., Antfolk, J., Lampinen, J. M., Korkman, J., & Santtila, P. (2020). Line-Up Image Position in Simultaneous and Sequential Line-Ups: The Effects of Age and Viewing Distance on Selection Patterns. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(July). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01349
  • Fellman, D., Jylkkä, J., Waris, O., Soveri, A., Ritakallio, L., Haga, S., Salmi, J., Nyman, T., J., Laine, M. (2020). The role of strategy use in working memory training outcomes. Journal of Memory and Language, 110, 104064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2019.104064
  • Nyman, T. J., Lampinen, J. M., Antfolk, J., Korkman, J., & Santtila, P. (2019). The distance threshold of reliable eyewitness identification. Law and Human Behavior, 43(6), 527-541. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000342
  • Nyman, T. J., Antfolk, J., Lampinen, J. M., Tuomisto, M., Kaakinen, J. K., Korkman, J., & Santtila, P. (2019). A stab in the dark: The distance threshold of target identification in low light. Cogent Psychology, 6(1), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2019.1632047
  • Laine, M., Fellman, D., Waris, O., Nyman, T., J. (2018). The early effects of external and internal strategies on working memory updating training. Scientific Reports 8, 4045. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22396-5
  • Nyman, T. J., Karlsson P. A., Antfolk, J. (2017). As Time Passes by: Observed Motion-speed and Psychological Time during Video Playback. Plos One, 12(6), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177855

 

Education

  • PhD, Psychology
    Åbo Akademi University
  • MA, Psychology
    Åbo Akademi University
  • MA, Philosophy
    Åbo Akademi University

Research Interests

  • Eyewitness Identifications
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Psychology of Time
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology