Saul Sternberg

Professor
BA, Mathematics, Swarthmore College;
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University
Office Location: 
3720 Walnut St., Room D19
Phone: 
215-898-7162
Research Interests: 
Memory and Learning
Sensation and Perception
 
 
Specific Research Areas: 

Human experimental and mathematical psychology: short-term dynamics of visual representation; brain and biomechanics in timing repeated movements; retrieval from active memory: reaction-time methods and information-processing models.

 
 
 
Selected Publications: 
Sternberg, S. (2016). In defence of high-speed memory scanning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 2020-2075..

Sternberg, S. & Backus, B. T. (2015). Sequential processes and the shapes of reaction-time distributions.  Psychological Review, 122,  830-837.

Sternberg, S. (2013). The meaning of additive reaction-time effects: Some misconceptions.  Frontiers in Psychology, 4: 744. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00744

Sternberg, S. (2011). Modular processes in mind and brain. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 156-208.

Sternberg, S. (2001). Separate modifiability, mental modules, and the use of pure and composite measures to reveal them.  Acta  Psychologica, 106, 147-246.

Scarborough, D. & Sternberg, S. (Eds.) (1998).  Invitation to Cognitive Science, Volume 4: Methods, Models, and Conceptual Issues. MIT Press. Pp. 1-xiv, 1-950.

Sternberg, S. (1998). Discovering mental processing stages: The method of additive factors.  In D. Scarborough & S. Sternberg (Eds.) op. cit., Pp. 703-863.

Roberts, S. & Sternberg, S. (1993). The meaning of additive reaction-time effects: Tests of three alternatives. In D. E. Meyer & S. Kornblum (Eds.) Attention and Performance XIV: Synergies in Experimental Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press. Pp. 611-653.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L., & Turock, D.L. (1990). Hierarchical control in the execution of action sequences: Tests of two invariance  principles.  In M. Jeannerod (Ed.) Attention and Performance XIII. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum, Pp. 3-55.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L. Monsell, S. & Wright, C.E. (1988). Motor programs and hierarchical organization in the control of rapid speech.
Phonetica, 45, 175-197.

Sternberg, S., Knoll, R.L. & Zukofsky, P. (1982). Timing by skilled musicians.  In D. Deutsch (Ed.) The psychology of music. New York:
Academic Press.  Pp. 181-239.

Sternberg, S. & Knoll, R. L. (1973). The perception of temporal order: Fundamental issues and a general model.  [Dedicated to the Memory of Robert R. Bush] In S. Kornblum (Ed.) Attention and performance IV. New York: Academic Press. Pp. 629-685.

Sternberg, S. (1969). Memory-scanning: Mental processes revealed by reaction-time experiments.  American Scientist, 57, 421-457.