Damian Rivers (Dr.) | Professor
School of Systems Information Science | Future University Hakodate
I research applied linguistics, educational psychology, computer and virtual reality collaboration, meta-cognition, and covariance structure analysis. I am interested in quantitative studies that explain differences in learning and academic performance.
Human emotion is inclusive of experiential, behavioural and physiological components. Research within the
humanities has tended to over-emphasize the experiential component through assessments derived from self-report measures and interviews. With advances in wearable technologies the acquisition of
moment-to-moment physiological data is now available to a wider audience. Using data collected with the Empatica E4 wristband, the the Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA) application supports non-clinical research and analysis into the physiological tracking of autonomic nervous system
arousal with a focus on state specific anxiety within foreign language education.