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Psychological Sciences

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Lab Directors

J. Farley Norman, Ph.D.

Scientific Impact (as of September 2015):

h index: 27 (using Elsevier's Scopus database, 27 articles have had 27 or more citations each)
i10 index: 49 (using Web of Science data, 49 articles have had at least 10 citations each)
Most cited article: Norman, Todd, Perotti, & Tittle (1996), 131 citations to date

Total times articles cited: 2059

J. Farley Norman is a University Distinguished Professor at Western Kentucky University. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1983), and received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University (1989 & 1990). He subsequently became a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis University and The Ohio State University. To date, he is author of 75 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals (and 3 book chapters). Dr. Norman's research uses psychophysical techniques to study the visual and haptic systems. In addition, his research program investigates how human perceptual systems are affected by processes associated with aging. He has served as consulting editor of the journal "Perception & Psychophysics". In 2005, Dr. Norman was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

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Hideko F. Norman, Ph.D.

Hideko Norman received her undergraduate and Master's degrees from Nara Women's University in Nara, Japan. Most of her doctoral research was conducted at Kyoto University; Dr. Norman earned her Ph.D. from Shiga University of Medical Science in Otsu, Shiga, Japan.  To date, Dr. Norman is author of 27 peer-reviewed journal articles concerning vision and haptics.

Graduate Students


Olivia Adkins

Olivia is a graduate student in the Psychological Science Master's program at WKU. She earned her bachelor's degree from WKU in 2014.


Undergraduate Students 

Catherine Dowell

Catherine began doing research in the lab in the Spring of 2015.

Stevie Hoyng

Stevie began doing research in the lab in the Fall of 2015.

Ashley Gilliam

Ashley began doing research in the lab in the Fall of 2015.


Graduate Student Lab Veterans

  • Ashley Bartholomew
  • Cory Burton
  • Anna Marie Clayton
  • Jacob Cheeseman
  • Charles Crabtree
  • Thomas Dawson
  • Jessica Holmin
  • RaShae Jennings
  • Young-lim Lee
  • T. Ryan McBride
  • Kristina Pattison
  • Sharon M. Payton
  • Shane Raines
  • Heather Ross
  • Elizabeth Wiesemann

Undergraduate Lab Veterans

  • Michael Baxter
  • Amanda Beers
  • Leah Best
  • Alex Boswell
  • Amy Butler
  • Autum Calloway
  • Jacob Cheeseman
  • Anna Marie Clayton
  • Andrea Cox
  • Charles Crabtree
  • Amy Craft
  • Elizabeth Ferrell
  • Adam Frost
  • Katherine Goforth
  • Laura Hawkes
  • Molly Herrmann
  • Noah Kapley
  • Davora Lamirande
  • Joann Lianekhammy
  • Jennifer Long
  • T. Ryan McBride
  • Brandon Moncrief
  • Elizabeth Mullins
  • Sharon M. Payton
  • Jessica Pyles
  • Shane Raines
  • Cecia Reyes
  • Connor Rogers
  • Cecilia Ronning
  • A. Kate Scott
  • Cassandra Shular
  • Angela Stethen
  • DaSha Stockton
  • Jessica Swindle
  • M. Jett Taylor
  • Kelsey Thomason
  • Sarah Thompson
  • Alex Tungate
  • Crystal Walton
  • Rachel Wulff
  • Gina Zielke

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lab members

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