Jacob T. Singer

Name: Jacob T. Singer
Agency: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
Division: Fort Hood Research Unit, TX (Unit Training)
School: Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Program of Study: M.S., Psychology (Experimental)
Synopsis:Jacob Singer is a graduate student working on his Master’s in Experimental Psychology at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. He is working with Dr. Christopher Vowels on several projects, including better understanding and improving visual threat detection and escalation of force procedures in operational settings. The goals of both projects are to produce effective training prototypes for deployable Soldiers, of different experience levels, so they can better maintain requisite operational skills in a variety of ambiguous situations. Jacob is also developing his own project which will extend the current findings of those research efforts by utilizing the training and simulation platform Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2). The results of his research could lead to improvements in training for Soldiers detecting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and similar threats in the operational environment.
Johnston, J., Leibrecht, B. C., Topolski, R., Vowels, C. L., & Singer, J. T (in press). Unit-focused escalation of force training kit. (ARI Research Product). Fort Belvoir, VA: Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Dates: Start: 09/2011 End: 05/2013