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Psychological Sciences

Lab Managers Farley Norman and Hideko Norman

Lab Directors

J. Farley Norman, Ph.D.

Scientific Impact (as of 17 January 2018):

g index: 57 (top 57 cited articles have been cited at least g-squared times, i.e., more than 3249 times)
h index: 32 (32 articles have been cited at least 32 times each)
i10 index: 63 (63 articles have had at least 10 citations each)
12 articles have been cited at least 100 times

Most cited article: Norman, Todd, Perotti, & Tittle (1996), 205 citations to date

Total times articles cited: 3504

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. He was trained as a research scientist by Joseph Lappin and James T. Todd.  To date, J. Farley Norman is author of 85 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals (and 4 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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Farley feeding deer in Japan

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 28 peer-reviewed journal articles concerning vision and haptics.

Student Researchers

Catherine Dowell

Catherine is in her second year in the Master's Program (Psychological Sciences) at WKU.

Lindsey Shain

Lindsey is in her second year in the Master's Program (Psychological Sciences) at

Alexia Higginbotham

Alexia is in her first year of the Master's Program (Psychological Sciences) at WKU.

Lauren Pedersen

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




Graduate Student Lab Veterans

  • Olivia Adkins
  • 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

  • Olivia Adkins
  • Michael Baxter
  • Amanda Beers
  • Leah Best
  • Alex Boswell
  • Amy Butler
  • Autum Calloway
  • Jacob Cheeseman
  • Anna Marie Clayton
  • Andrea Cox
  • Charles Crabtree
  • Amy Craft
  • Nicholas Fedorka
  • Elizabeth Ferrell
  • Adam Frost
  • Ashley Gilliam
  • Katherine Goforth
  • Laura Hawkes
  • Molly Herrmann
  • Stevie Hoyng
  • Noah Kapley
  • Jonathan Kinnard
  • Davora Lamirande
  • Joann Lianekhammy
  • Jennifer Long
  • T. Ryan McBride
  • Jackie Moment
  • 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


vision sciences society meeting 2017

Young, Chuck, & Farley

lab 2015farley and rashae

vss 2017

Catherine and Farleytom

Jake Cheeseman, the experimenter

student with printer

Crystal and Friend

Farley with bell pepper


Farley making bell pepper replicas

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