Stetson University

Jacqueline Coyle

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jacqueline Coyle received her doctorate from Florida State University in 2011 and taught at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., before coming to Stetson. Coyle has primarily taught introductory psychology and cognitive psychology in the past and will be teaching introduction to psychology, theories of personality and great experiments in psychology in the upcoming semesters at Stetson.


  • Ph.D., cognitive psychology, Florida State University, 2011
  • M.S., cognitive psychology, Florida State University, 2009
  • B.S., psychology, Clemson University, 2006

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Great Experiments in Psychology

Research Interests

  • The role fundamental social motivations and emotions play in social-cognitive processes such as language production, decision-making, attention, and memory, as well as the effects they have on lower-level motor responses.
  • Recent work has focused on how cues to female fertility affect lexical and other language-related choices.
  • Additional interests include evolutionary influences on motivations, cognitions, and behaviors; embodied perspectives on cognition; and eyewitness memory.


  • Coyle, J. M., and Kaschak, M. P. (2012). "Female fertility affects men's linguistic choices." PLoS ONE, 7, e27971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027971.
  • Kaschak, M. P., Kutta, T., and Coyle, J. M. (2011). "Short and long-term cumulative structural priming: Priming across tasks and time." Language and Cognitive Processes, PLCP-2011-LP6-8962.R2.
  • Coyle, J. M. and Kaschak, M. P. (2008). "Patterns of Experience with Verbs Affects Long-Term Cumulative Structural Priming." Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(5), 967-970

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