Michael Granaas

Michael Granaas

Associate Professor

PSYCHOLOGY

South Dakota Union 205

Phone: (605) 677-5351

Email: Michael.Granaas@usd.edu

Website: https://sites.usd.edu/michael-granaas/

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:

  • Training in Structural Equation Modeling, Faculty Development. Grant Role: Principal. (1995)
  • Renovation of the South Dakota Union Building for Human Factors Research and Research Training, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (1994)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA. Grant Role: Principal. (1993)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA grant. Grant Role: Principal. (1992)
  • An Examination of Functional Regression Methods, General Research Fund. Grant Role: Principal. (1991)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Continuation of NASA. Grant Role: Principal. (1990)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, NASA. Grant Role: Principal. (1988)
  • The Human-Computer Interface in the Modern Mission Control Center, Supplement to NASA grant. Grant Role: Principal. (1988)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Granaas, Michael. Teaching Bit Response: Keep Teaching the Variance. Edited by John Gabrosek, 4 pages. Vol. 18, Iss. 2. American Statistical Association, 2010.
  • Smith, T.B., Rosenstein, I., and Granaas, Michael. Intake screening with the self-rating depression scalce In a university counseling center., 133-141. Vol. 4, Iss. 2. Journal of College Counseling, 2001.
  • Granaas, Michael. Model Fitting: A better approach., 800-801. Vol. 53, Iss. 7. American Psychologist, 1998.
  • Granaas, Michael. Statistics as Principled Argument: A Review, by Robert P. Abelson., 257-259. Vol. 4, Iss. 3. Structural Equation Modeling, 1997.
  • Straub, H.R., and Granaas, Michael. Task-specific preference for numeric keypads., 289-290. Vol. 24, Iss. 3. Applied Ergonomics, 1993.
  • Straub, H.R., and Granaas, Michael. Interactions of instructions with the recall strategy actually used in a paired-associates learning task., 987-993. Vol. 71. Psychological Reports, 1992.
  • Granaas, Michael. TIMEX2: A Modified C-Language timer for PC-AT class machines., 619-622. Vol. 21. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 1989.
  • Granaas, Michael. Simple, applied text parsing, 209-216. Vol. 17. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 1985.
  • Granaas, Michael, McKay, T.D., Laham, R.D., Hurt, L.D., and Juola, J.F.. Reading moving text on a CRT screen, 97-104. Vol. 26. Human Factors, 1984.
  • Anderson, Glen, Berkhout, Jan, Granaas, Michael, and Canakapalli, Sri. Gloved Operator Performance Study: The Effect of Hand Wear and Elastic Resistance of a Control During Tracking Performance, 71. Army Research Laboratory.

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, Michael. Modeling in Undergraduate Statistics. Presented at the ecots 2012 The First Biennial Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics, Online. (May 14, 2012)
  • Banka, Caraway, Jean, Struckman-john, Cindy, Granaas, Michael. 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. (2008)
  • Granaas, Michael. Testing Models and an Alternative to Hypothesis Testing in Undergraduate Statistics. Presented at the 1st Annual Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. (2007)
  • Granaas, Michael. 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. (2002)
  • Smith, T.B., Rosenstein, I, Granaas, Michael. A Psychometric Investigation of the Self-Rating Depression Scale in Counseling Centers. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (April 1999)
  • Straub, Holly, Galinsky, A M., Granaas, Michael. Wayfinding strategies reported by male and female college students. Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA. (November 1995)
  • Straub, H.R., Galinsky, A.M., Granaas, Michael. Way-Finding Strategies Reported by Male and Female College Students.. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting, San Diego, CA. (November 1995)
  • Granaas, Michael, Straub, Holly, Fernau, S, Russell, C. Effect of VDT update rate on an alphanumeric monitoring task. Presented at the WPA-RMPA Annual Meeting. (April 1993)
  • Granaas, Michael, Fernau, S.D., Straub, H.R.. Auditory Feedback in a Complex Monitoring Task. Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Pasadena, CA. (March 1991)
  • Granaas, Michael, Sredinski, V.E.. Enhacning the Usability of CRT Displays in Test Flight Monitoring. Presented at the Space Operations, Applications and Research Symposium, Albuquerque, MN. (June 1990)
  • Granaas, Michael, Noonan, M.P., Yutrzenka, B.A.. Medical Students' Attitudes and Referral Practices Regarding Battered Women. Presented at the Woman's Research Conference, Vermillion, SD. (April 1990)
  • Noonan, M.P., Yutrzenka, Barbara, Granaas, Michael. Medical Student's Attribution of Blame on Cases of Domestic Violence. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (1990)
  • Granaas, Michael, Rhea, D.C.. Techniques for Optimizing Human-Machine Information Transfer Related to Real-Time Interactice Display Systems. Presented at the AIAA 27th Aerosace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV. (January 1989)
  • Granaas, Michael. The Psychology of Computer Displays in the Modern Mission Control Center. Presented at the AIAA 15th Aerodynamic Testing Conference, San Diego, CA. (May 1988)
  • Granaas, Michael. Descriptive Line Fitting. Presented at the South Dakota Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Sioux Falls, SD. (1987)
  • Granaas, Michael, Reiss, M.. Effects of Single vs. Multiple Question Formats and Feedback on Question Answering. Presented at the South Dakota Psychological Asssociation Annual Meeting, Sioux Falls, SD. (1987)
  • Granaas, Michael, Martin, E.. Smooth Data With Straight Lines. Presented at the Mathematical Association of Teaching of Mathematics, Wichita, KS. (1986)
  • Martin, E., Granaas, Michael. Chi-Square and Small Samples. Presented at the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Divisions of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Denver, CO. (1984)
  • Juola, J.F., Chen, H.C., Cocklin, T.C., Granaas, Michael. Reading RSVP Text. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (November 1982)