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Department of Psychological Sciences

Jared Peterson

Ryan Ringer

Advisor:  Dr. Lester Loschky

ResearchGate Profile

Research Interests:

Broad:

Vision, Attention, Top-down versus Bottom-up Processes, and Memory

Specific:

The Effect of Unique Blur/Clarity Contrast on Visual Selective Attention

 The Influence of Event Segmentation on Recognition, Recall, and Temporal Memory

Conference Presentations:

*denotes undergraduate student author 

  • Peterson, J. J., Ringer, R. V., Sisco, E.*, Torre, M. D. L.*, Talkington, H.*, Shanahan, M.*, & Loschky, L. C. (2017, May). The effects of unique blur/clarity contrast on visual selective attention as measured by eye movements: Strong clarity capture and weak blur repulsion. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  •  Sisco, E.*, & Peterson, J. J. (2017, March). “The Effects of Unique Blur/Clarity Contrast on Visual Selective Attention.” Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention, 10 March 2017, Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, KS. Conference Presentation.

  •  Peterson, J. J., Ringer, R. V., Riter, M.*, Sisco, E.*, Torre, M. D. L.*, Subedi, S., & Loschky, L. C. (2016, May). The effects of blur/clarity contrast on visual selective attention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

  •  Peterson, J. J., Ringer, R. V., Erickson, G.*, Johnson, A.*, Dendurent, J.*, & Loschky, L. C. (2015, May). The effects of blur on selective visual attention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Awards & Achievements:

2017                                                               Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

                                                             Department of Psychological Sciences

                                                             Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

2012                                                               Harry Helson Memorial Scholarship in Experimental Psychology

                                                             Department of Psychological Sciences

                                                             Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Teaching Experience:

Primary Instructor 

Spring 2015 – Fall 2016                              Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS                                                              

                                                            General Psychology (PSYCH110), Spring 2015, Fall 2016


Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Fall 2012 – Spring 2017                              Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

                                                            General Psychology, Spring 2012 (x2), Fall 2013, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

                                                            Psychology of Personality, Spring 2017 

                                                            Principles of Learning, Fall 2016

                                                            Experimental Credity Coordinator, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

                                                            Psychology of Language, Spring 2017

                                                            Fundamentals of Perception and Sensation, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

                                                            Freshman Seminar, Fall 2014

                                                            Cognitive Psychology, Spring 2014

Guest Lecturer

 Fall 2012 – Spring 2017 (Except Fall 2014)

 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

General Psychology:

“Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception” Spring 2017

“Cerebral Cortex” Spring 2017

“Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavior” Spring 2017

“Older Brain Structures” Spring 2017

“Research Methods” Fall 2013

“Intelligence” Fall 2012

 

Fundamentals of Perception and Sensation:

“Spatial Vision” Spring 2017

“First Steps in Vision” Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Spring 2017

“Attention and Scene Perception” Spring 2014, Fall 2015

“Hearing, Physiology, & Psychoacoustics” Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

“Writing a Good Term Paper” Spring 2014, Fall 2015

“Touch” Fall 2013, Spring 2015

“Color Vision” Fall 2013

“Space Perception” Fall 2013

“Taste” Fall 2013

“Hearing in the Environment,” Spring 2013

 

Perception (graduate course):

Attentional Capture and Inattentional Blindness” Fall 2016

“Attention and Scene Perception” Fall 2013, Spring 2016

“Psychophysics” Fall 2013

“Separation of Form, Color, Movement, and Depth: Anatomy, Physiology, and Perception” Fall 2013

 

Education

December 2016                                        M.S., Experimental Psychology (Cognitive)

                                                                               Kansas State University 

                                                              Thesis: The Effect of Blur on Visual Selective Attention 

                                                              Advisor: Lester C Loschky, Ph.D.

May 2012                                                B.S. Psychology & Biology 

                                                              University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Contact Information:

Department of Psychological Sciences

586 Bluemont Hall

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506-5302

E-mail: jaredpeterson@k-state.edu