Peter Dixon, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
Email
peter.dixon@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8747
Address
P-560 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9

Overview

Research

Mind wandering, reading and literature, attention, action and perception, statistical methods.

Courses

PSYCO 356 - Research Methods in Cognition

A detailed examination of some of the common methods used for investigating cognitive processes. Topics include response time methods, priming paradigms, tachistoscopic presentation techniques, reading time measurement, and the use of recognition and recall tests. The focus of the course will be on the application of these methods to current theories and issues in cognitive psychology. Laboratories will provide students with first-hand experience at applying these methods to research problems. Prerequisite: PSYCO 258. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021
PSYCO 631 - Topics in Quantitative Methods

Prerequisite: PSYCO 532 or permission of Instructor. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2020

Publications

Putting perspective taking in perspective
Author(s): Bortolussi, M., Dixon, P., & Linden, C.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Review of General Psychology
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/pdixon/6753c66e04c24993aeb856f88c1697ba/putting-perspective-taking-17-09-13-refs.pdf
Predictability in cooperative and competitive joint action
Author(s): Glover, S., & Dixon, P.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 644-650
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/pdixon/322ba19502f1413595615a6e6fb4cd1c/glover2017.pdf
Episodic retrieval and the SNARC effect
Author(s): Dixon, P.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 1943-1948
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/pdixon/560d8381aa9241f691c0c9c98bf1f504/dixon2017.pdf
Mind wandering, non-contingent processing, and recall in reading
Author(s): Dixon, P., Bortolussi, M., & Khangura, M.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Discourse Processes
Volume: 52
Issue: 5-6
Page Numbers: 517-531
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/pdixon/236497290b074b139194cca29059ff7b/dixonetal.pdf