Ari Mandell is a fourth year doctoral student in George Mason University’s Human Factors & Applied Cognition program. In 2013, she earned a BA in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the University of Virginia, where she managed Dr. Salthouse’s Cognitive Aging Lab. Since 2013, Ari has worked with Dr. Tyler Shaw’s HeART lab, gaining experience with each of the lab’s facets: hemodynamics, automation, resilience, and trust.
Ari’s primary research interest is in the dynamics of trust in automation, but she is also interested in examining individual differences in vigilance performance (using Transcranial Doppler Sonography) and investigating effects of mind perception on human-robot interaction. She is currently researching the interaction between individual differences and automation design features (i.e. level of dominance) with a focus on the process of trust repair.