Recent Work

Past and Present Funding

Marsh, K. L., & Tucker, A. Nudging toward better driving: Phase I. The Travelers Indemnity Company, Hartford (2019).

Hodges, B., & Fowler, C. Conference: Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use.  National Science Foundation, #1352717. (2014-2016).  Awarded for a 3 day conference, held June 2014 at UCONN.

Marsh, K. L. (Co-PI), with Luh (PI), and Olderman. Building emergency evacuation: Innovative modeling and robust optimization. National Science Foundation, #1000495.  (2010-2014).

Marsh, K. L. (PI), with Fein, Isenhower, Richardson, Schmidt & Kinsella-Shaw. Assessing synchrony as a basis for social connection in autism. ITA Grant, Cure Autisim Now. (2006-2007).

Marsh, K. L. (PI), with Baron, Carello, & Richardson. Affordances for cooperation as a dynamical system. National Science Foundation, # 0342802.  (2004-2008).


Recent Presentations


Dhaim, A & Sheya, A. (2019, July). Do we think to act or act to think? Insight from a developmental joint action task. Paper presented at Joint Action Meeting 8, Genova, Italy.

Tucker, A. & Marsh, K. L. (2019, July). Communication, co-presence, and distraction in autonomous vehicles. Poster presented at Joint Action Meeting 8, Genova, Italy.

Hodges, B. H., Ventura, J. D., & Lundberg, E. (2019, July). The complexity of coordination in carrying, reaching, and driving: The search for fields of dexterity. Paper presented at International Conference on Perception and Action, Groningen, NL.

Srinivasan, S., Kaur, M., Wanamaker, C., Gifford, T., Marsh, K. L., & Bhat, A. (2019, May). Using mobile robots to facilitate academic skills in children with ASD. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, Montreal.

Dhaim, A. & Sheya, A. (2019, March) Exploratory Movements and the development of joint action. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Burt, C., & Marsh, K. L. (2019, February). Does the presence of disorder in an environment affect viewers’ judgments about police-citizen interactions? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.


Marsh, K. L. (2018, September). Using motion tracking and affordance experiments to examine the emergence of interpersonal synchrony and joint action. Invited talk presented in A. Reader (Organizer), Beyond the video: naturalistic approaches to examining social motor behaviour. Symposium  presented at the 7th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy.

Tucker, A. & Davis, T. (2018, July). The effect of gait symmetry on path integration. Talk presented at 2018 North American Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Psychology, Normal, IL.

Tucker, A. , & Marsh, K. L. (2018, June).  An ecological perspective on autonomous vehicles. Talk presented in A. Tucker & K. L. Marsh (Organizers), Dyads and beyond: Different approaches to collective behavior. Symposium presented at the 15th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Montauban, France.

Recent Publications

In Press

Duran, N., Paxton, A., & Fusaroli, R. (in press). ALIGN: Analyzing Linguistic Interactions with Generalizable techniques. Psychological Methods.

Paxton, A., & Tullett, A. (in press). Open science in data-intensive psychology and cognitive science. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


Hodges, B. H. (2019). Resisting knowledge, realizing values, and reasoning in complex contexts: Ecological reflections. Theory & Psychology, 29, 291-310.

Smith, G. K., Mills, C., Paxton, A., & Christoff, K. (2018). Mind wandering rates fluctuate across the day: Evidence from an experience sampling study. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications3, 54. doi: 10.1186/s41235-018-0141-4

Tucker, A., Marsh, K. L. (2019). Performing bimanual coordination under stereotype threat.  In L. van Dijk & R. Withagen (Eds.), Studies in perception & action XV: Twentieth International Conference on Perception and Action (pp. 45-48). New York: Routledge.

Zhang, M., Lu, A., & Hodges, B. H. (2019).  Lifting, tasting, and carrying: The interaction of magnitude and valence effects in time perception. Acta Psychologica, 193, 1-10.


Tucker, A. Marsh, K. L., Gifford, T., Lu, X., Luh, P. B., & Astur, R., (2018). The effects of information and hazard on evacuee behavior in virtual reality.  Fire Safety Journal, 99, 1-11.


Hodges, B. H. (2017). Conformity and divergence in interactions, groups, and culture. In S. Harkins, K. Williams, & J. Burger (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Influence (pp. 87-105). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hodges, B. H. (2017). Carrying, caring, and conversing: Social and ecological constraints on the emergence of conformity, cooperation, and language. Interaction Studies, 18, 25-53.

Marsh, K. L. (2017). Dynamics of synchrony and joint action. In R. Vallacher, S. J. Read, & A. Nowak (Eds.), Computational models in social psychology (Chapter 9, pp. 178-207). New York: Psychology Press. (Volume in the Frontiers of Social Psychology series, Eds.: A. W. Kruglanski & J. P. Forgas)

Meagher, B. R. , & Marsh, K. L. (2017). Seeking the safety of sociofugal space: Environmental design preferences following social ostracism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 192-199.

Paxton, A., & Dale, R. (2017). Interpersonal movement coordination responds to high- and low-level conversational constraints. Frontiers in Psychology8, 1135.

Paxton, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Finding the traces of behavior and cognition in big data and naturally occurring datasets. Behavior Research Methods49(5), 1630-1638


Gifford, T., Bhat, A., Dixon, J., & Marsh, K. (2016). Methods and apparatus for interpersonal coordination analysis and training. Inventors of US patent No. US947814782 held by UConn (filed 5/17/2012, granted 10/25/2016)