Joseph D. Stephens

TitleAssociate Professor




OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 364

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Joseph D. Stephens


Ph D: Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

BA: Germanic Studies, Indiana University, 2000

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.

Recent Publications

Stephens,  Joseph  Overman,  Amy  ( 2018).  Modeling age differences in effects of pair repetition and proactive interference using a single parameter.  ( 1,  33,  pp. 182-194).   Psychology and Aging.

Robinson,  Stephanie  Overman,  Amy  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2017).  Strategy abandonment effects in cued recall.  ( 2,  14,  pp. 117-123).   American Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Overman,  Amy  Richard,  Alison  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2016).  A positive generation effect on memory for auditory context.  ( 3,  24,  pp. 944-949).   Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Viswanathan,  Navin  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2016).  Compensation for visually-specified coarticulation in liquid-stop contexts..    Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Stephens,  Joseph  Neal,  Daneille  Overman,  Amy  ( 2014).  Closing the empathy gap in college students' judgments of end-of-life tradeoffs.  ( 49,  pp. 313-317).   International Journal of Psychology.

Overman,  Amy  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2013).  Synergistic effects of encoding strategy and context salience on associative memory in older adults..  ( 28,  pp. 654-665).   Psychology and Aging.

Wiyor,  Hanniebey  Ntuen,  Celestine  Stephens,  Joseph  Jiang,  Steven  Jiang,  Zongliang  ( 2013).  Classifying visual fatigue symptoms based on neurophysiological signals and psychophysiological ratings..  ( 1,  2,  pp. 11-32).   International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Overman,  Amy  Wiseman,  Kimberly  Allison,  Meredith  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2013).  Age differences and schema effects in memory for crime information..  ( 39,  pp. 215-234).   Experimental Aging Research.

Kim,  Dahee  Stephens,  Joseph  Pitt,  Mark  ( 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.

Stephens,  Joseph  Holt,  Lori  ( 2011).  A standard set of American-English voiced stop-consonant stimuli from morphed natural speech..  ( 53,  pp. 877-888).   Speech Communication.

Appino,  Kelly  Svec,  Claire  Tankard,  Brandon  Overman,  Amy  Stephens,  Joseph  ( 2010).  Odor and the effects of schema activation on recognition memory..  ( 2-3,  9,  pp. 7-12).   American Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Stephens,  Joseph  Holt,  Lori  ( 2010).  Learning to use an artificial visual cue in speech identification..  ( 128,  pp. 2138-2149).   Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Holt,  Lori  Stephens,  Joseph  Lotto,  Andrew  ( 2005).  A critical evaluation of visually moderated phonetic context effects..  ( 67,  pp. 1102-1112).   Perception & Psychophysics.

Stephens,  Joseph  Holt,  Lori  ( 2003).  Preceding phonetic context affects perception of nonspeech..  ( 114,  pp. 3036-3039).   Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Malmberg,  Kenneth  Steyvers,  Mark  Stephens,  Joseph  Shiffrin,  Richard  ( 2002).  Feature frequency effects in recognition memory..  ( 30,  pp. 607-613).   Memory & Cognition.