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Eric Hiris

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Cognition and Perception

Current courses at UWL

I am on a sabbatical in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 1995, Psychology
M.A. Vanderbilt University 1992, Psychology
B.A. Oakland University 1990, Psychology, Minor: Applied Statistics


Teaching history

I have taught courses on First Year Seminar, Cognition, Learning and Memory, Sensation & Perception, Research Methods, Experimental Psychology, Research Methods for Minors, Statistics, Pseudoscience, General Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Advanced Statistics & Research Design.

Professional history

2022+: Professor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

2015-2021: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

2013-2015: Department Head/Full Professor; University of Northern Iowa.

2000-2013: Assistant/Associate Professor and sometimes Department Chair; St. Mary's College of Maryland.

1999-2000: Visiting Assistant Professor; Auburn University.

Research and publishing

I conduct research on visual perception, including visual illusions, biological motion, depth perception, and visual scene analysis



Eric Hiris, Psychology, authored the article "Perspective Illusions Based On Convergence Vectors" in "Perception" published on Sept. 10, 2019 by Sage Journals.

Submitted on: Sept. 11, 2019



Eric Hiris, CL-24, co-authored the article "Biological Form is Sufficient to Create a Biological Motion Sex Aftereffect" in "Perception" published on Sept. 26, 2016 by Sage Journals. The article appears in the October issue of Perception.

Submitted on: Sept. 27, 2016