Psychology & Law; Plea-Bargaining; Eyewitness Memory; Psychology & Education; Decision-Making Biases.
Miko's research interests lie under the umbrellas of human memory and judgment and decision-making. She is particularly interested in the impact of cognitive psychological phenomena on real-world contexts such as law and education. More specifically, her research poses questions such as: How do innocent people choose to accept or reject a plea deal? What is the impact of a dynamic lecturer on students' perceptions of learning? Does repeated questioning have an impact on witnesses' susceptibility to false or misleading information? Miko hopes that her research can help to answer some of these questions and improve relevant procedures in the real-world.
Miko earned a B.A. and B.S. in Political Science and Psychology (respectively). She then earned her Masters & Ph.D. in Psychology at Iowa State University with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.