Mark McPhedran, BA (Hons.) (University of Windsor), M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
Assistant Professor - Psychology, School of Arts and Science
Phone: (709) 637-6222
My research is in cognitive psychology. Specifically, I conduct research in psycholinguistics to better understand the mechanisms and processes that underlie the acquisition and processing of language. My research focuses within this domain on processes related to the acquisition of reading skill, second language acquisition, understanding the higher-order influences of semantic and lexical memory on reading, and the application of research methods and statistics in mental chronometric research.
My teaching interests relate largely to my background in the area of cognitive and experimental psychology. These courses include Contemporary Issues in Memory and Cognition. I also teach Introduction to Psychology, the Senior Seminar in Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, and the Independent Projects in Psychology. I look to take up to two honours students each year.
Representative scholarly contributions
- McPhedran, M. J., & Lupker, S. J. (2020). L2-L1 noncognate masked translation priming as a task-specific phenomenon.
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-17. doi:10.1017/S1366728920000504