Professor and Chair
See our Alzheimer's Association Benefit Walk from October 5, 2013 organized by our Psi Chi chapter and SEPC.
I regularly 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 fall 2014 I also co-taught POL/PST/PSY 320 Applied Policy Analysis. 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.
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..
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, NY: 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, NY: Nova Science.
Vertilo, V., & Gibson, J. M (2014). Influence of character strengths on mental-health stigma. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 266-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2014.891245
Recent Conference Presentations
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.
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|"If psychology thinks the mind is the brain, then I observe that psychology has lost its mind." --J. M. Gibson|