Dr Anna-Stiina Wallinheimo
Academic and research departmentsSchool of Psychology.
I am an experimental cognitive psychologist with a particular interest in distributed cognition and mathematical problem solving. My PhD thesis was looking to investigate the role of distributed cognition in reducing the effects of stereotype threat on mental arithmetic tasks and maths anxiety. Distributed cognition allows the agent to make use of external artefacts (e.g., pen and paper) when solving mental arithmetic problems.
I am also interested in the role of interactivity in relation to achievement goals (mastery-approach goals and performance-approach goals). The aim of the programme of research is to understand how mastery-approach goals and performance-approach goals engage working memory resources, and whether interactivity can be used to reduce any of the negative effects of performance-approach goals on maths performance.
The winner of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP) travel bursary of £500, to attend the ESCOP Annual Conference (2017) in Potsdam, Germany.
The winner of the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section (BPS) travel bursary of £400, to attend the Annual Conference (2018) in Liverpool, UK.
I am the Module Convenor for Professional Skills and Applied Psychology (PSY2019).
I am part of the teaching team for Infant and Child Development (PSYM131) and Placement in Developmental Psychology (PSYM134).
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Surrey, UK.
Wallinheimo, A., Banks, A., & Tenenbaum, H. (2019, July). Achievement goals and mental arithmetic: The role of distributed cognition. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, Canada.
Wallinheimo, A., Banks, A., & Tenenbaum, H. (2018, August). Modular arithmetic tasks and phonological loop: The role of distributed cognition. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
Wallinheimo, A., Tenenbaum, H., & Banks, A. (2017, September). Interactivity reduces the effects of stereotype threat on maths performance, and maths anxiety. Poster presented at the European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Potsdam, Germany.
Wallinheimo, A., Tenenbaum, H., & Banks, A. (2017, July). Interactivity, stereotype threat, and working memory. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London, England, UK.
Wallinheimo, A. (2016, April). Interactivity, maths anxiety, and mental arithmetic. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of British Psychological Society, Nottingham, UK.