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Eric Hiris

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Specialty area(s)

Cognition and Perception

Current courses at UWL

PSY 321 Methods for Psychology Minors, PSY 432 Learning & Memory, and PSY 439 Sensation & Perception.


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 Cognition, Learning and Memory, Sensation & Perception, Research Methods, Research Methods for Minors, Statistics, Pseudoscience, General Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Advanced Statistics & Research Design.

Professional history

2015+: Associate Professor, University of Wisconson - 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 and biological motion.