Current Faculty Research

Faculty Research 2

Rick Medlin, Ph.D.

Critical Thinking in Homeschooled Children - The purpose of this study is to test critical thinking and intrinsic academic motivation in homeschooled children. The study is open to parents in Central Florida who homeschool children 6-12 years old.

Chris Ferguson, Ph.D.

The Psychotechnology Lab has a number of ongoing research projects examining how people interact with and respond to different forms of media including video games and movies. If you are a Stetson student and are interested in playing video games or watching movies and completing surveys for research credit, please contact Dr. Ferguson at cjfergus@stetson.edu

Michael Eskenazi, Ph.D.

The REAiD Lab (Reading, Eye-tracking and Individual Differences Lab) is currently working on the following research projects.

Incidental and Intentional Word Learning During Reading Skilled adult readers often encounter new words during reading and must create a representation of the word’s spelling, pronunciation, and meaning. The purpose of this study is to determine the influence that different kinds of context have on a reader’s ability to learn new words. This study is open to adults 18-years or older with no reported reading disabilities and whose native language is English.

Individual Differences in Word Learning During Reading A reader’s spelling ability is associated with the ability to quickly and efficiently identify familiar words during reading. The purpose of this study is to determine the role that spelling ability plays in a reader’s ability to create representations of new words. This study is open to adults 18-years or older with no reported reading disabilities and whose native language is English.

Several undergraduate research assistants are working with these projects and developing their own ideas into new projects. To learn more please contact Dr. Eskenazi meskenazi@stetson.edu.