Dr. Jones develops mathematical models of human learning, memory, and decision making. These models are informed by behavioral data collected in his lab. His primary interest is in how knowledge representation affects the efficiency of learning and, conversely, how learning feeds back to drive development of new representations (e.g., concept acquisition).
NRSC 4011 - Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis credits are available for students during the semester that they write and defend a departmental Honors Thesis. A neuroscience honors thesis must be based on an empirical research project that the student directs/participates in under guidance from a faculty member. Contact the neuroscience director for further information.
PSYC 2111 - Psychological Science I: Statistics
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Introduces descriptive and inferential statistics and their roles in psychological research. Topics include correlation, regression, T-test, analysis of variance and selected nonparametric statistics.
PSYC 5835 - Thinking Proseminar
Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
Provides beginning Ph.D. students with a basic introduction to research on complex human cognition, including reasoning, problem solving, decision making, analogy, concept learning and knowledge representation. Includes consideration of theoretical, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience perspectives. One of six proseminar modules required of students in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program. Graduate students in all programs are welcome with instructor consent and advanced undergraduates are welcome with instructor consent.
PSYC 6605 - Cognitive Psychology Research Update
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Provides summaries of current research by graduate students and faculty members in the Cognitive Psychology program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Professional Development issues relevant to cognitive psychologists will also be discussed. Graduate students in all programs and advanced undergraduates welcome with instructor consent. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.