Home Page of Janet M. Gibson, Ph.D.


Professor
Department of Psychology
1116 8th Avenue
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA 50112-0806

email: gibsonj@grinnell.edu

office phone: 641-269-3168 | office: Science 1610 | fax: 641-269-4285

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See our Alzheimer's Association Benefit Walk from October 5, 2013 organized by our Psi Chi chapter and our SEPC.

Resources

Word Norms and Databases | Picture and Faces Databases
Fall 2013 Courses
Psychology Resources ( links to organizations, Web sites)
Recommended Reading for Psych Majors

Class Page Decision Making PSY 220



Teaching Interests

I teach Cognitive Psychology (PSY 260), Advanced Cognitive Psychology (PSY 360), Psychology of Language (PSY 355), Introduction to Psychology (PSY 113), and Decision Making (PSY 220). In all my courses, I strive to provide my students with the means to reach their goals in acquiring knowledge of the subject matter, in strengthening their reading, writing, and oral skills, and in sharpening critical thinking skills that enhance their ability to apply their knowledge to issues of everyday life.

Research Interests

My main focus of research is on implicit memory, the influence of past experience that facilitates or biases current performance in the absence of conscious recollection. I have explored this aspect of memory a) in the context of aging, b) in the context of problem solving, and c) in the context of its perceptual/conceptual nature. Other interests include executive functioning, prospective memory, time management, the use of self-assessment scales of memory as tools for decision making concerning memory in our everday lives, and the odd-even effect in Sudoku puzzles..

Recent Publications

Gibson, J.M. (2012).  Empirical investigations on priming of word-stem completion.  In N. Hsu & Z Schütt (Eds.), Psychology of priming (pp. 1-48).  .  Hauppauge, N.Y:  Nova Science.

Brooks, J. O. III, & Gibson, J. M. (2012).  Factor analysis of eight implicit memory measures. In N. Hsu & Z Schütt (Eds.), Psychology of priming (pp. 245-263).  .  Hauppauge, N.Y Nova Science.

Vertilo, V., & Gibson, J. M (2014). Influence of character strengths on mental-health stigma. Journal of Positive Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2014.891245

Recent Conference Presentations

Vu, M. H., Kubicek, H. M., & Gibson, J. M.  Working Memory, Age, and Expertise in Sudoku Puzzles.  Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, May 5, 2012.

Ullberg, E.M., & Gibson, J. M. Morphemes Matter to Lexical Organization: A Reexamination of the Word Length Effect.  Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 25, 2012.

Gustafson, S., Tseng, C., Yoon, E., & Gibson, J. M. The Effect of Glucose on Prospective Memory. Poster presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, May 3, 2013.

Vertilo, V., & Gibson, J. M. Influence of Character Strengths on Mental Health Stigma. Poster presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, chicago, May 4, 2013.

Shaw, A., Briggs, M., & Gibson, J. M. On the Relationship Between Time Management and Executive Functioning through Time Estimation. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 25, 2013.

Johnson, D., & Gibson, J. M. Conditional Inferences Differentiate Mental Logic and Mental Models Predictions.  Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, November 15, 2013.


Personal Creations

Paintings | Poems | Essays | Short Stories | Cartoon story
 "If psychology thinks the mind is the brain, then I observe that psychology has lost its mind." --J. M. Gibson


Last modified March, 2014