Language Research Laboratory

The Psychology of Language Video Series

Language Research Laboratory Presents: 

The Psychology of Language Video Series

Presentation Speaker Recording Date
"The Psychology of Swearing" Dr. Timothy Jay 11/13/15
"How do people use language to communicate successfully?" Dr. Victor Ferreira 12/17/15
"Learning from our mistakes: What speech errors tell us about language processing" Dr. Michael Vitevitch 1/22/16
"Errors in language processing" Dr. Fernanda Ferreira 2/19/16
"The Bilingual Mind" Dr. Ellen Bialystok 2/24/16
"Catching the Drift:  Phonetic Convergence in Spoken Communication" Dr. Jennifer Pardo 3/25/16
"The Power of Silence:  Nonverbal Communication" Dr. David Matsumoto 3/30/16
"Roles of General Cognitive Processes in Language" Dr. Phillip Hamrick 4/22/16
"How Our Hands Help Us Learn" Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow 4/28/16
"Some Neuromyths of Cochlear Implants" Dr. David Pisoni 5/9/16
Thanks and Outtakes    

***** Anyone who has published work related to the Psychology of Language is invited to email us (c.mclennan@csuohio.edu) a short video so we can continue to update the series. We request that videos are under 15 minutes, avoid jargon, and are easy to understand. We look forward to receiving your video soon. *****


 

"Some Neuromyths of Cochlear Implants" - Dr. David Pisoni

About Dr. David Pisoni

Dr. David B. Pisoni is one of the leading figures in the field of speech perception and spoken language processing. He is interested in gaining a better understanding of the earliest stages of speech perception and specifying how the initial acoustic-phonetic information in the speech signal interacts with other sources of knowledge to support spoken word recognition, lexical access, and spoken language processing. The Speech Research Laboratory has been under his direction for more than thirty years. The long-term goal in his laboratory is to provide broad interdisciplinary research training in the Communication Sciences and Disorders and to encourage novel and creative approaches to basic and clinical research problems in Speech, Hearing and Sensory Communication.

This presentation: "Some Neuromyths of Cochlear Implants" by Dr. David Pisoni was recorded live before a studio audience on 5/9/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"How Our Hands Help Us Learn" - Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow

About Dr. Goldin-Meadow

Dr. Goldin-Meadow is a Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.  The main focus of the Goldin-Meadow Laboratory is the study of non-verbal communication, specifically gestures.  Dr. Goldin-Meadow is an author on over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, and reviews.  

Dr. Goldin-Meadow has been the recipient of many prestigious research, teaching, and mentoring awards, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2015 Williams James Award, the highest honor conferred by APS.  The award honors distinguished members for a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Dr. Goldin-Meadow is an Elected Fellow of APS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association (Divisions 3 and 7), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Cognitive Science Society, the Linguistic Society of America, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Psychonomic Society.

Dr. Goldin-Meadow is the current President of APS, and has been elected to many other important positions for national and international associations throughout her career.

This presentation: "How Our Hands Help Us Learn" by Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow was recorded live before a studio audience on 4/28/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"Roles of General Cognitive Processes in Language"

About Dr. Hamrick

Dr. Phillip Hamrick  is an assistant professor and principal investigator of the Language and Cognition Research Laboratory. In the LCR Lab, Dr. Hamrick conducts experimental research on how languages are learned and what roles general cognitive capacities (e.g., memory, awareness, perception, attention) play in the learning process. He also conducts meta-research on quantitative research methods themselves, with the aim to improve the validity and reliability of behavioral measures of language learning, awareness, and memory. His research has appeared in numerous edited volumes and journals, including the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology and Language Learning.

More information about Dr. Hamrick

This presentation: "Roles of General Cognitive Processes in Language" by Dr. Phillip Hamrick was recorded live before a studio audience on 4/22/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"The Power of Silence:  Nonverbal Communication" - Dr. David Matsumoto

About Dr. Matsumoto

Dr. Matsumoto is a renowned expert in the field of microexpressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion. He is  a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University, and the director of the Culture & Emotion Research Laboratory. The laboratory focuses on studies involving facial expressions, microexpressions, subtle expressions, nonverbal behavior, deception and culture. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and a member of the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Asian Psychologist, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Motivation and Emotion, Cognition and Emotion, and Human Communication. Moreover, Dr Matsumoto is the Director of Humintell - a company that provides "unique training in the fields of facial expression of emotion, nonverbal behavior, detecting deception and cultural adaptation."

More information on Dr. Matsumoto

This presentation: "The Power of Silence:  Nonverbal Communication" by Dr. David Matsumoto was recorded live before a studio audience on 3/30/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"Catching the Drift:  Phonetic Convergence in Spoken Communication" - Dr. Jennifer Pardo

About Dr. Pardo

Jennifer S. Pardo is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Speech Communication Laboratory at Montclair State University. Dr. Pardo received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University in 2000, and has held academic positions at Barnard College, Wesleyan University, and The New School for Social Research. Dr. Pardo’s research centers on the production and perception of spoken language, with an emphasis on understanding variation and convergence in phonetic form. This research program is currently supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with previous support from the National Institutes of Health. Recent publications resulting from this research have appeared in Journal of Memory & LanguageFrontiers in Psychology, and Discourse Processes.

More information about Dr. Jennifer Pardo

This presentation: "Catching the Drift:  Phonetic Convergence in Spoken Communication" by Dr. Jennifer Pardo was recorded live before a studio audience on 3/25/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"The Bilingual Mind" - Dr. Ellen Bialystok

About Dr. Bialystok

Dr. Ellen Bialystok studies the effect of bilingualism on cognitive and linguistic processing across the lifespan. She is the director of the Lifespan Cognition and Development Lab, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory in the Department of Psychology at York University. Dr. Bialystok uses behavioural and neuroimaging methods, including electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to investigate the neural underpinnings of cognition in individuals with diverse language backgrounds and determine the mechanism by which those effects take place. Her studies include children, younger and older adults, and patients. She has published extensively in the form of books, scientific articles, and book chapters. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Society for Experimental Psychology, American Psychological Society, and other professional organizations. Among her awards are the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science Hebb Award (2011), Killam Prize for the Social Sciences (2010), York University President’s Research Award of Merit (2009), Donald T. Stuss Award for Research Excellence at the Baycrest Geriatric Centre (2005), Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research (2002), Killam Research Fellowship (2001), and the Walter Gordon Research Fellowship (1999).

This presentation: "The Bilingual Mind" by Dr. Ellen Bialystok was recorded live before a studio audience on 2/24/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"Errors in language processing" - Dr. Fernanda Ferreira

About Dr. Ferreira

Dr. Fernanda Ferreira is a psychology professor at UC Davis. Professor Ferreira’s area of research is psycholinguistics. She is the director of the Psycholinguistics Lab at the Center for Mind & Brain. She uses basic insights from formal linguistics, especially theories in sentence phonology and syntax, to develop models of processing. Her empirical work relies both on behavioral and neural measures, including eyetracking (for measurement of fixations, saccades and pupil diameter) and the recording of event-related potentials (ERPs). The fundamental aim of her research is to uncover the mechanisms that enable humans to understand and generate language in real time and in cooperation with other cognitive systems.

More information about Dr. Ferreira

This presentation: "Errors in language processing" by Dr. Fernanda Ferreira was recorded live before a studio audience on 2/19/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"Learning from our mistakes:  What speech errors tell us about language processing" - Dr. Michael Vitevitch

About Dr. Vitevich

Dr. Vitevitch’s research interests include speech perception and production across the lifespan, language acquisition, and second language processing.  Dr. Vitevtich also uses mathematical tools from the emerging field known as network science to measure the structure that exists among phonological word-forms in the mental lexicon.

Dr. Vitevitch is the Director of the Spoken Language Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Kansas. Furthermore, Dr. Vitevitch has numerous publications in prestigious journals.

More information about Dr. Vitevitch.

Read this paper by Dr. Vitevitch and colleagues Speech error and tip of the tongue diary for mobile devices, and give the app a try - click here to get started (or visit: http://spedi.ku.edu).

This presentation: "Learning from our mistakes: What speech errors tell us about language processing" by Dr. Michael Vitevitch was recorded live before a studio audience on 1/22/16 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

 

"How do people use language to communicate successfully?" - Dr. Victor Ferreira

About Dr. Ferreira

Dr. Ferreira's research focuses on language production and communication. His research questions center on how speakers form sentences, how speakers retrieve and produce individual words, and how the knowledge that speakers and listeners have of one another affects language production behavior. Dr. Ferreira is a Principal Investigator of the Language Production Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego. Furthermore, Dr. Ferreira has numerous publications in prestigious journals, including Psychological Science, Cognitive Science, and Cognition.

More information about Dr. Ferreira

This presentation:  "How do people use language to communicate successfully?" by Dr. Victor Ferreira was recorded live before a studio audience on 12/17/15 at Cleveland State University.  This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.


 

"The Psychology of Swearing" - Dr. Timothy Jay

About Dr. Jay

A world-renowned expert in cursing, Dr. Jay maintains an active schedule of research, writing and speaking. He has published numerous books and chapters on cursing, and a textbook for Prentice Hall on The Psychology of Language. A faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Jay is frequently sought for his expertise on psycholinguistics. He has served as a consultant to a number of school systems, and has been an expert witness in legal cases pertaining to obscenity and censorship. Furthermore, Dr. Jay has been interviewed or featured in dozens of radio shows, televisions programs, and documentary films.

More information on Dr. Jay

*Warning: The following video contains explicit language, and explanations of why those words are considered explicit. *  This presentation: "The Psychology of Swearing" by Dr. Timothy Jay was recorded live before a studio audience on 11/13/15 at Cleveland State University. This series is funded in part by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology.

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"Thanks and Outtakes"

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