Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Psychology
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.
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