Joseph D Stephens

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
New Science Building 364
B.A.Germanic Studies / Indiana University
Ph.D.Psychology / Carnegie Mellon 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

  • Joseph Stephens, Amy Overman, 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, Joseph Stephens, Stephanie Robinson (2017). (Strategy abandonment effects in cued recall). (2) 14, pp. 117-123 ). American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
  • Amy Overman, Alison Richard, Joseph Stephens, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens (2016). (A positive generation effect on memory for auditory context). (3) 24, pp. 944-949 ). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  • Navin Viswanathan, Joseph Stephens, Joseph Stephens, Navin Viswanathan (2016). (Compensation for visually-specified coarticulation in liquid-stop contexts.). ). Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Joseph Stephens, Daneille Neal, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens, Daneille Neal (2014). (Closing the empathy gap in college students' judgments of end-of-life tradeoffs). 49, pp. 313-317 ). International Journal of Psychology.
  • Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens, 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.
  • Hanniebey Wiyor, Celestine Ntuen, Joseph Stephens, Steven Jiang, Zongliang Jiang, Zongliang Jiang, Hanniebey Wiyor, Joseph Stephens, Steven 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, Kimberly Wiseman, Meredith Allison, Joseph Stephens, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens (2013). (Age differences and schema effects in memory for crime information.). 39, pp. 215-234 ). Experimental Aging Research.
  • Dahee Kim, Joseph Stephens, Mark Pitt, Joseph Stephens, Dahee Kim (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, Lori Holt, Joseph Stephens (2011). (A standard set of American-English voiced stop-consonant stimuli from morphed natural speech.). 53, pp. 877-888 ). Speech Communication.
  • Kelly Appino, Claire Svec, Brandon Tankard, Amy Overman, Joseph Stephens, Kelly Appino, Joseph Stephens (2010). (Odor and the effects of schema activation on recognition memory.). (2-3) 9, pp. 7-12 ). American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
  • Joseph Stephens, Lori Holt, 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.
  • Lori Holt, Joseph Stephens, Andrew Lotto, Lori Holt, Joseph Stephens (2005). (A critical evaluation of visually moderated phonetic context effects.). 67, pp. 1102-1112 ). Perception & Psychophysics.
  • Joseph Stephens, Lori Holt, 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, Kenneth Malmberg, Joseph Stephens (2002). (Feature frequency effects in recognition memory.). 30, pp. 607-613 ). Memory & Cognition.