Thomas Spalding, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
Email
spalding@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7778
Address
P-581 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9

Overview

Research

My research interests are broad, but all relate to the issue of how people combine information in the course of learning, comprehension, and inference. This overarching interest has led to research on concepts, conceptual combination, memory, word meanings, analytic reading, and expository writing, as well as peripheral interests in spatial cognition, conceptual development, and consumer loyalty.

Publications

Property attribution in combined concepts.
Author(s): Spalding, T. L., & Gagné, C. L.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition.

Relational diversity affects ease of processing even for opaque English compounds.
Author(s): Spalding, T. L., & Gagné, C. L.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: The Mental Lexicon

Subcategorization, not uncertainty, drives the modification effect.
Author(s): Gagné, C. L., & Spalding, T. L.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Typing time as an index of morphological and semantic effects during English compound processing.
Author(s): Gagné, C. L., & Spalding, T. L.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Ligue e linguaggio

Concepts in Aristotle and Aquinas: Implications for current theoretical approaches.
Author(s): Spalding, T. L. & Gagné, C. L.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology