2018 – Current
Ph.D., Informatics (Human-Centered Design) – The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
2016 – 2018
M.S. (unfinished), Psychology – Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
2013 – 2016
M.S., Computer Engineering (AI and Robotics) – Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
2011 – 2013
B.S., Computer Software Technological Engineering – Jaaber Ibn Hayyan Higher Education Institute, Rasht, Iran
2008 – 2011
A.S., Computer Software – Shahid Chamraan Technical College, Rasht, Iran
Under review or in preparation
 Doozandeh, P. (in progress). Using video in online career counseling. In preparation.
 Doozandeh, P. (in progress). The effect of video job description on recruitment. In preparation.
 Doozandeh, P. (in progress). A fundamental question of applied psychology. In preparation.
 Doozandeh, P., & Hedayati, S. (2021). The effect of fidelity on transfer: A meta-analysis in the domain of troubleshooting. Under review.
 Doozandeh, P., & Hedayati, S. (2021). Misusing concepts and cognitive crisis of psychology. Under review.
 Doozandeh, P., Wang, Z., Cui, L., & Yu, R. (2021). Street surface condition of wealthy and poor neighborhoods: The case of Los Angeles. Under review.
 Doozandeh, P., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Does simulation fidelity affect training? A lesson from a brief review of literature. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS). Washington DC: George Washington University. (Free access from publisher)
 Doozandeh, P., & Ritter, F. E. (2019). Some tips for academic writing and using Microsoft Word. XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, 26(1), 10–11. (Free access from publisher)
 Doozandeh, P. (2015). A short essay on Hume’s philosophy, its essence and implications. (Manuscript)
 Doozandeh, P. (2015). Categorization of real-world causal events for causal modeling. (Manuscript)
 Doozandeh, P. (2015). Introspection, emotion, and computational theory of mind. (Manuscript)
 Doozandeh, P. (2014). Emotion behind intelligence. (Manuscript)
Most of my writings report the results of research. For example, I am currently conducting a research to investigate the possible use of videorecording on
job counseling and creating job descriptions [14, 15]. The results are of interest to researchers and practitioners in business, management, and industrial and
A big part of my research concerns topics in human factors and ergonomics. For example, I proposed a method that directly uses experts' performance in designing training systems.
The method used the videorecording of experts at work (ethnography) to model their performance, and the model can directly guide the design of training simulators .
Proposing the videorecording method was rooted in a project that targeted the design of training-systems and simulators. Specifically, I conducted
a series of reviews to investigate the effect of the realism of training materials (or simulation fidelity) on the effectiveness of training (or transfer) [7, 8, 12].
Sometimes, I enjoy addressing some fundamental issues in my studies [11, 13]. For example, being convinced of the soundness of my research requires
knowing about the history and foundational issues of psychology and its methods. In this respect, me and my colleague wrote a
philosophically-oriented article that discusses the reason of our aversion to cognitivism and our defense of behaviorism .
As part of my education in computer engineering, I conducted a research to understand
human learning of functional relations (continuous-valued causal relations). The research was in the intersection of psychology and machine learning .
This was an example of basic science, but over time my interest has shifted more toward applied topics.
Additionally, I have written articles on other topics of interest to academia in general . Finally, I am sharing some unpublished
manuscripts that I wrote some years ago. They are not professional works in any sense; I was inexperienced when writing them. Nonetheless, they can
show the evolution of my interests [1, 2, 3, 4].