Joseph D Stephens


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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College of Health & Human Sciences


New Science Building 364
Ph.D.Psychology / Carnegie Mellon University
B.A.Germanic Studies / Indiana University

Research Interests

I am interested in how the human mind combines information from more than one source. My research investigates this question mainly as it relates to speech perception, categorization, and episodic memory.

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Recent Publications

  • Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens, Mary Bernhardt (2021). (Enhanced memory for context associated with corrective feedback: Evidence for episodic processes in errorful learning.). (8) 29, pp. 1017-1042. Memory.
  • Tyler McFayden, Paola Baskin, Joseph Stephens, Shuman He (2020). (Cortical auditory event-related potentials and categorical perception of voice onset time in children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.). (184) 14, pp. 16. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Joseph Stephens, Amy Overman (2018). (Modeling age differences in effects of pair repetition and proactive interference using a single parameter). (1) 33, pp. 182-194. Psychology and Aging.
  • Stephanie Robinson, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens (2017). (Strategy abandonment effects in cued recall). (2) 14, pp. 117-123. American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
  • Amy Overman, Alison Richard, Joseph Stephens (2016). (A positive generation effect on memory for auditory context). (3) 24, pp. 944-949. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  • Navin Viswanathan, Joseph Stephens (2016). (Compensation for visually-specified coarticulation in liquid-stop contexts.). Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Joseph Stephens, Daneille Neal, Amy Overman (2014). (Closing the empathy gap in college students' judgments of end-of-life tradeoffs). 49, pp. 313-317. International Journal of Psychology.
  • Amy Overman, Kimberly Wiseman, Meredith Allison, Joseph Stephens (2013). (Age differences and schema effects in memory for crime information.). 39, pp. 215-234. Experimental Aging Research.
  • Hanniebey Wiyor, Celestine Ntuen, Joseph Stephens, Steven Jiang, Zongliang Jiang (2013). ( Classifying visual fatigue symptoms based on neurophysiological signals and psychophysiological ratings.). (1) 2, pp. 11-32. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.
  • Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens (2013). (Synergistic effects of encoding strategy and context salience on associative memory in older adults.). 28, pp. 654-665. Psychology and Aging.
  • Dahee Kim, Joseph Stephens, Mark Pitt (2012). (How does context play a part in splitting words apart? Production and perception of word boundaries in casual speech.). 66, pp. 509-529. Journal of Memory and Language.
  • Joseph Stephens, Lori Holt (2011). (A standard set of American-English voiced stop-consonant stimuli from morphed natural speech.). 53, pp. 877-888. Speech Communication.
  • Joseph Stephens, Lori Holt (2010). (Learning to use an artificial visual cue in speech identification.). 128, pp. 2138-2149. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • Kelly Appino, Claire Svec, Brandon Tankard, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens (2010). (Odor and the effects of schema activation on recognition memory.). (2-3) 9, pp. 7-12. American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
  • Lori Holt, Joseph Stephens, Andrew Lotto (2005). (A critical evaluation of visually moderated phonetic context effects.). 67, pp. 1102-1112. Perception & Psychophysics.
  • Joseph Stephens, Lori Holt (2003). (Preceding phonetic context affects perception of nonspeech.). 114, pp. 3036-3039. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • Kenneth Malmberg, Mark Steyvers, Joseph Stephens, Richard Shiffrin (2002). (Feature frequency effects in recognition memory.). 30, pp. 607-613. Memory & Cognition.