Frank Ritter

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, Cognitive Science

Research Summary

Modeling effects of stress and behavior moderators on cognition within cognitive architectures.

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Publication Tags

Learning Appointments And Schedules Cognition Moderators Design Patterns Cognitive Modeling Interaction Retention (Psychology) Ontology Practice (Psychology) Model Spreadsheets Automation Experiments Interfaces (Computer) Decision Making History Modeling Simulation Training Motor Skills Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures Graphical User Interfaces Moderator Mortality Feedback

Most Recent Papers


Frank Ritter, K-C Yeh,

Lessons from a broad survey of tutoring tools

Frank E. Ritter, Michael “Q” Qin, Korey MacDougall, Chungil Chae, 2021, Interactive Learning Environments

Cognitive Modeling of Automation Adaptation in a Time Critical Task

Junya Morita, Kazuhisa Miwa, Akihiro Maehigashi, Hitoshi Terai, Kazuaki Kojima, Frank E. Ritter, 2020, Frontiers in Psychology

Some futures for cognitive modeling and architectures

Frank E. Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi, Christopher L. Dancy, Sue E. Kase, 2020, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory on p. 278-306

Ghafurian, M., Reitter, D., Ritter, F. E. (2020). Countdown timer speed: A trade-off between delay duration perception and recall. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 27(2). Article 11.

Frank Ritter, 2020,

Countdown timer speed

Moojan Ghafurian, David Reitter, Frank E. Ritter, 2020, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Friedrich, M., & Ritter, F. E. (2020). Understanding strategy differences in a fault-finding task. Cognitive Systems Research. 59. 133-150.

Frank Ritter, 2020,

Effects of Varied Surgical Simulation Training Schedules on Motor-Skill Acquisition

Frank E. Ritter, Martin K.C. Yeh, Yu Yan, Ka Chun Siu, Dmitry Oleynikov, 2020, Surgical Innovation on p. 68-80

Ritter, F. E., Tehranchi, F., Dancy, C. L., & Kase, S. E. (2020). Some futures for cognitive modeling and architectures: Design patterns that you can too. Invited paper to Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 26, 278–306.

Frank Ritter, 2020,

Ritter, F. E., Yeh, M. K.-C., Yan, Y., Siu, K.-C., Oleynikov, D. (2020). Effects of varied surgical simulation training schedules on motor-skill acquisition, Surgical Innovation. 27(1). 68-80.

Frank Ritter, 2020,

Most-Cited Papers

An integrated theory for improved skill acquisition and retention in the three stages of learning

Jong W. Kim, Frank E. Ritter, Richard J. Koubek, 2013, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science on p. 22-37


Frank E. Ritter, Jennifer L. Bittner, Sue E. Kase, Rick Evertsz, Matteo Pedrotti, Paolo Busetta, 2012, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures on p. 2-13

Learning, forgetting, and relearning for keystroke- and mouse-driven tasks

Jong Wook Kim, Frank E. Ritter, 2015, Human-Computer Interaction on p. 1-33

Adaptive virtual reality training to optimize military medical skills acquisition and retention

Ka Chun Siu, Bradley J. Best, Jong Wook Kim, Dmitry Oleynikov, Frank E. Ritter, 2016, Military Medicine on p. 214-220

An intrinsically-motivated schema mechanism to model and simulate emergent cognition

Olivier L. Georgeon, Frank E. Ritter, 2012, Cognitive Systems Research on p. 73-92


Frank E. Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi, Jacob D. Oury, 2019, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science

Predicting user performance and learning in human-computer interaction with the herbal compiler

Jaehyon Paik, Jong W. Kim, Frank E. Ritter, David Reitter, 2015, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction on p. 26

Supporting activity modelling from activity traces

Olivier L. Georgeon, Alain Mille, Thierry Bellet, Benoit Mathern, Frank E. Ritter, 2012, Expert Systems on p. 261-275

A design, tests and considerations for improving keystroke and mouse loggers

Jonathan H. Morgan, Chen Yang Cheng, Christopher Pike, Frank E. Ritter, 2013, Interacting with Computers on p. 242-258

Evaluating a range of learning schedules

Jaehyon Paik, Frank E. Ritter, 2016, Ergonomics on p. 276-290