Dr Matthew Dry

Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology

Matt completed his PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Adelaide, and then took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 2011. His research has focused on the mathematical modelling of cognitive and perceptual processes, psychopharmacology, and (more recently) pedagogical research into tertiary education teaching and learning. He holds an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant investigating the impact of adaptive learning software, such as McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart, on academic outcomes.

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Dr Matthew Dry

Dr Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology

Matt completed his PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Adelaide, and then took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 2011. His research has focused on the mathematical modelling of cognitive and perceptual processes, psychopharmacology, and (more recently) pedagogical research into tertiary education teaching and learning. He holds an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant investigating the impact of adaptive learning software, such as McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart, on academic outcomes.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2011 Lecturer Level C University of Adelaide

Research Interests

Cognitive Science, Decision Making, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology and Computing, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vision Science

Journals

Year Citation
2014 Dry, M. J. & Fontaine, E. L. (2014). Fast and efficient discrimination of traveling salesperson problem stimulus difficulty. The Journal of Problem Solving, 7, 1, 84-97. 10.7771/1932-6246.1160
2012 Yi, S., Steyvers, M., Lee, M. & Dry, M. (2012). The Wisdom of the Crowd in Combinatorial Problems. Cognitive Science, 36, 3, 452-470. 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01223.x
2012 Dry, M., Burns, N., Nettelbeck, T., Farquharson, A. & White, J. (2012). Dose-related effects of alcohol on cognitive functioning. PLoS One, 7, 11, 1-8. 10.1371/journal.pone.0050977
2012 Navarro, D., Dry, M. & Lee, M. (2012). Sampling assumptions in inductive generalization. Cognitive Science, 36, 2, 187-223. 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01212.x
2012 Dry, M., Preiss, A. & Wagemans, J. (2012). Clustering, randomness, and regularity: spatial distributions and human performance on the Traveling Salesperson Problem and Minimum Spanning Tree Problem. The Journal of Problem Solving, 4, 1, 1-17. 10.7771/1932-6246.1117
2011 Verheyen, S., Stukken, L., De Deyne, S., Dry, M. & Storms, G. (2011). The generalized polymorphous concept account of graded structure in abstract categories. Memory & Cognition, 39, 6, 1117-1132. 10.3758/s13421-011-0083-2
2011 Verheyen, S., De Deyne, S., Dry, M. & Storms, G. (2011). Uncovering contrast categories in categorization with a probabilistic threshold model. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 37, 6, 1515-1531. 10.1037/a0024431
2010 Dry, M. & Storms, G. (2010). Features of graded category structure: generalizing the family resemblance and polymorphous concept models. Acta Psychologica, 133, 3, 244-255. 10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.12.005
2008 Dry, M. (2008). Using relational structure to detect symmetry: A Voronoi tessellation based model of symmetry perception. Acta Psychologica, 128, 1, 75-90. 10.1016/j.actpsy.2007.10.001
2006 Pile, K. & Dry, M. (2006). Decision making and confidence given uncertain advice. Cognitive Science, 30, 6, 1081-1095. 10.1207/s15516709cog0000_71
2006 Dry, M., Lee, M., Vickers, D. & Hughes, P. (2006). Human performance on visually presented traveling salesperson problems with varying numbers of nodes. The Journal of Problem Solving, 1, 1, 20-32.
2006 Vickers, D., Lee, M., Dry, M., Hughes, P. & McMahon, J. (2006). The aesthetic appeal of minimal structures: Judging the attractiveness of solutions to traveling salesperson problems. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 1, 32-42. 10.3758/BF03193653
2003 Vickers, D., Lee, M., Dry, M. & Hughes, P. (2003). The roles of the convex hull and the number of potential intersections in performance on visually presented traveling salesperson problems. Memory & Cognition, 31, 7, 1094-1104.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2009 Dry, M., Navarro, D., Preiss, A. & Lee, M. (2009). The perceptual organization of point constellations. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Amsterdam.
2008 Navarro, D., Lee, M., Dry, M. & Schultz, B. (2008). Extending and testing the bayesian theory of generalization. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Washington DC.
2005 Dry, M. (2005). Mirror symmetry perception: the effect of proximity to the central axis. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. B. G. Barra, L. Barsalou & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.) Stresa, Italy.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. & Palmer, E. (2017). The Adolescent Distress-Eustress Scale: Developing a holistic measure of adolescent stress.. 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.
2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. J. & Palmer, E. (2017). How do young people experience stress? A qualitative investigation of the indicators of distress and eustress in adolescents.. 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.

 

Dry M, Due C, Strelan P, Turnbull D, Clark Y (2016). Office of the DVC(A) for the Indigenous Course Enrichment Project, $2,000. Co-investigator

Dry, M.J., Due, C., Chur-Hansen, A., & Burns, N.R. (2015-16). Office of Learning and Teaching - Seed Grant: Assessing the utility of an online adaptive learning tool in a large undergraduate program. (SD14-4348), $22,000. Principle Investigator.

Short, C., Dry, M.J., Skuse, A., Quester, P. (2015). University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Grant: Maximising the potential of online behaviour change interventions: Determining the antecedents of user engagement. $18,000. Co-investigator.

Dry, M.J., Burns., N.R., & White, J. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Estimating alcohol intoxication in a wide community sample of social drinkers. $6,953. Principle Investigator.

Nettelbeck, T., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Ward, L. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Setting up Driving Simulator for School of Psychology. $22,333. Co-Investigator.

Baetu, I., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Dunn, J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Nettlebeck, T.J., Gaughwin, M.D., Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2012). NHMRC Equipment Grant: GSR and ECG recording extension for 64 channel EEG system. (GN9000112), $5,000. Co-Investigator.

Dry, M.J., (2012). Faculty of Health Sciences New Appointment Funding: The effects of low-to-moderate alcohol concentrations on cognitive functioning. $10,000. Principle Investigator.

Course Coordination

Psychology 1A - Course Coordinator, 2014-present

Psychology 1B – Course Coordinator, 2014-present

Research Methods in Psychology – Course Coordinator, 2013

Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Course Coordinator, 2012

Teaching

Psychology 1A/B – Memory & Cognition module, 2011-present

Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Memory & Cognition module, 2012-present

Perception & Cognition – Concepts & Categories module, 2011-present

Research Methods in Psychology – Misc. modules, 2012-present

Doing Research in Psychology – Statistical theory module, 2013 & 2015

PhD (current)

Elizabeth Fontaine

Victoria Branson

Ross Comley

Honours (current)

Tassia Oswald

Cameron Gyss

Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83133856
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Hughes Building
Room Number
5 07
Org Unit
Psychology

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