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The Department of Psychology

The College of Education & Human Service Professions

Eric Hessler

Assistant Professor


May advise Plan B Projects

Office: 328 Bohannon Hall

Phone: (218) 726-8467



Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010

Research Interests:

Motor control, coordination and learning. Ecological psychology- perception/action. Nonlinear dynamics and complexity. Interpersonal and team coordination.

Hessler, E. E., Finan, P. H., & Amazeen, P. G. (2013). Psychological rhythmicities. In J. P. Sturmberg & C. M. Martin (Eds.), Handbook of systems complexity in health (pp. 127-146). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Gorman, J. C., Hessler, E. E., Amazeen, P. G., Cooke, N. J., & Shope, S. M. (2012). Dynamical analysis in real time: Detecting perturbations to team communication. Ergonomics, 55,

DiDonato, M. D., Martin, C. L., Hessler, E. E., Amazeen, P. G., Hanish, L. D., & Fabes, R. A. (2012). Gender consistency and flexibility: Using dynamics to understand the relationship between gender and adjustment. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 16, 159-184.

Gonzales, L. M., Hessler, E. E., & Amazeen, P. G. (2010). Perceptual constraints on frequency ratio performance in motor-respiratory coordination. Ecological Psychology, 22, 1-23.

Hessler, E. E., Gonzales, L. M., & Amazeen, P. G. (2010). Displays that facilitate performance of multifrequency ratios during motor-respiratory coordination. Acta Psychologica, 133, 96-105.

Finan, P. H., Hessler, E. E., Amazeen, P. G., Butner, J., Zautra, A. J., & Tennen, H. (2010). Oscillations in daily pain prediction accuracy. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 14, 27-46.

Hessler, E. E., & Amazeen, P. G. (2009). Attentional demands on motor-respiratory coordination. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 510-523.