College of Arts & Sciences Psychology

Michael Granaas

Michael Granaas
Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
USD South Dakota Union 302
Phone: 605-677-5295
Teaching Interests:
Research Methods and Statistic-all levels; Game Studies
Research Interests:
Game studies especially human-game interface and motivation. Teaching statistics
Education:
  • Ph D, Psychology, University of Kansas, 1986
  • MA, Psychology, University of Kansas, 1984
  • BA, Psychology/Computer Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1981
Grants:
  • An Examination of Functional Regression Methods, General Research Fund, (1991)
  • Renovation of the South Dakota Union Building for Human Factors Research and Research Training, National Science Foundation, (1994)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA, (1990)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA, (1993)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA grant, (1992)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, NASA , (1988)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Supplement to NASA grant, (1988)
  • Training in Structural Equation Modeling, Faculty Development, (1995)
Publications:
  • Anderson, G., Berkhout, J., Granaas, M., Canakapalli, S., Gloved Operator Performance Study: The Effect of Hand Wear and Elastic Resistance of a Control During Tracking Performance, Army Research Laboratory, p. 71.
  • Granaas, M., (2010), Teaching Bit Response: Keep Teaching the Variance , American Statistical Association, vol. 18, iss. 2, p. 4 pages.
  • Smith, T., Rosenstein, I., Granaas, M., (2001), Intake screening with the self-rating depression scalce In a university counseling center., Journal of College Counseling, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 133-141.
  • Granaas, M., (1998), Model Fitting: A better approach., American Psychologist, vol. 53, iss. 7, pp. 800-801.
  • Granaas, M., (1997), Statistics as Principled Argument: A Review, by Robert P. Abelson., Structural Equation Modeling, vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 257-259.
  • Straub, H., Granaas, M., (1993), Task-specific preference for numeric keypads., Applied Ergonomics, vol. 24, iss. 3, pp. 289-290.
  • Straub, H., Granaas, M., (1992), Interactions of instructions with the recall strategy actually used in a paired-associates learning task., Psychological Reports, vol. 71, pp. 987-993.
  • Granaas, M., (1989), TIMEX2: A Modified C-Language timer for PC-AT class machines., Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, vol. 21, pp. 619-622.
  • Granaas, M., (1985), Simple, applied text parsing, Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, vol. 17, pp. 209-216.
  • Granaas, M., McKay, T., Laham, R., Hurt, L., Juola, J., (1984), Reading moving text on a CRT screen, Human Factors, vol. 26, pp. 97-104.
Awards and Honors:
  • Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Service Award, University of South Dakota Foundation, 2012
  • Friends of Education Award, Vermillion Middle School, 1991
  • Invited Speaker, CMA Math/Computer Science/Physics Symposium, Sioux Falls College, 1989
  • Friends of Education Award, Vermillion Middle School, 1988
  • Invited Speaker, Psychology Banquet, South Dakota State University, 1988
  • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA-Ames., 1988
  • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA-Ames., 1987
  • Outstanding Student Paper, National Meeting of Society for Computers in Psychology, 1984
  • NIHM Trainee, University of Kansas, 1983
  • NIMH Trainee, University of Kansas, 1982
Presentations:
  • Granaas, M. (2013, October). Game Designers and Motivation Theory. Presented at the Human Factors Colloquium, Vermillion South Dakota.
  • Granaas, M., Mallett, T. A. (2013, April). Exploring the Role of Plants in Office Environments. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Granaas, M. (2012, May). Modeling in Undergraduate Statistics. Presented at the ecots 2012 The First Biennial Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics, Online.
  • Von Holdt, J. L., Wrinkle, L., McCall, R., Myers, J., Granaas, M. (2012, April). Recursive Blur. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD.
  • McCall, R., Myers, J., Christiansen, G., VanHoldt, J., Wrinkle, L., Granaas, M. (2012, April). The Recursive Blur Technique as a method to enhance the recognizability of corporate logos. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD.
  • Christiansen, G., Shearer, P., Granaas, M. (2012, April). Xbox Controller Benchmarking. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD.
  • Granaas, M. (2011, November). An Introduction to Second Life. Presented at the Psychology Department Colloquium, University of South Dakota.
  • Granaas, M. (2011, October). Virtual Spaces: And Why You Should Care. Presented at the Human Factors Colloquium, University of South Dakota.
  • Nickerson, J., Granaas, M. (2011, April). Why do we play games?. Presented at the IdeaFest & Graduate Forum at USD.
  • Maiers, M., Granaas, M. (2010, April). Understanding Social Motivation Through Games. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD.
  • Banka, Caraway, J., Struckman-john, C., Granaas, M. (2008). Men's and Women's Perceptions of Sexual Coercion: The Rol of Intimacy and Verbal Manipulation. Presented at the 41st meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
  • Granaas, M. (2007). Testing Models and an Alternative to Hypothesis Testing in Undergraduate Statistics. Presented at the 1st Annual Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.
  • Granaas, M. (2002). Hypothesis Testing in Psychology: Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater?. Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Smith, T., Rosenstein, I., Granaas, M. (1999, April). A Psychometric Investigation of the Self-Rating Depression Scale in Counseling Centers. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Straub, H., Galinsky, A. M., Granaas, M. (1995, November). Wayfinding strategies reported by male and female college students. Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Straub, H., Galinsky, A., Granaas, M. (1995, November). Way-Finding Strategies Reported by Male and Female College Students.. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Granaas, M., Straub, H., Fernau, S., Russell, C. (1993, April). Effect of VDT update rate on an alphanumeric monitoring task. Presented at the WPA-RMPA Annual Meeting.
  • Granaas, M., Fernau, S., Straub, H. (1991, March). Auditory Feedback in a Complex Monitoring Task. Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Pasadena, CA.
  • Noonan, M., Yutrzenka, B., Granaas, M. (1990). Medical Student's Attribution of Blame on Cases of Domestic Violence. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Granaas, M., Sredinski, V. (1990, June). Enhacning the Usability of CRT Displays in Test Flight Monitoring. Presented at the Space Operations, Applications and Research Symposium, Albuquerque, MN.
  • Granaas, M., Noonan, M., Yutrzenka, B. (1990, April). Medical Students' Attitudes and Referral Practices Regarding Battered Women. Presented at the Woman's Research Conference, Vermillion, SD.
  • Granaas, M., Rhea, D. (1989, January). Techniques for Optimizing Human-Machine Information Transfer Related to Real-Time Interactice Display Systems. Presented at the AIAA 27th Aerosace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV.
  • Granaas, M. (1988, October). Human Factors at NASA's Western Aeronautical Test Range.
  • Granaas, M. (1988, May). The Psychology of Computer Displays in the Modern Mission Control Center. Presented at the AIAA 15th Aerodynamic Testing Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Granaas, M. (1987). Descriptive Line Fitting. Presented at the South Dakota Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Granaas, M., Reiss, M. (1987). Effects of Single vs. Multiple Question Formats and Feedback on Question Answering. Presented at the South Dakota Psychological Asssociation Annual Meeting, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Granaas, M., Martin, E. (1986). Smooth Data With Straight Lines. Presented at the Mathematical Association of Teaching of Mathematics, Wichita, KS.
  • Martin, E., Granaas, M. (1984). Chi-Square and Small Samples. Presented at the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Divisions of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Denver, CO.
  • Juola, J., Chen, H., Cocklin, T., Granaas, M. (1982, November). Reading RSVP Text. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.