Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Associate Professor

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California at Riverside

Courses Taught

  • PSY 201 General Psychology
  • PSY 329 Research Methods
  • PSY 429 Memory and Cognition

Research Interests

Nonverbal and covert communication, including eye movements, and the role of emotion in these processes. The role of emotion on electronic communication. If you find it interesting, I probably will too.

Selected Publications/Professional Activities

  • Williams, J. A. (2012). Discrepant visual speech facilitates covert selective listening in “Cocktail Party” conditions. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 114(3), 903-914.
  • Kelly, L., Keaten, J., Hazel, M., &Williams, J.A.(2010). Effects of reticence, affect for communication channels, and self-perceived competence on usage of instant messaging. Communication Research Reports, 27(2), 131-142.
  • Williams, J. A., Burns, E. L., & Harmon, E. A. (2009). Insincere utterances and gaze: eye contact during sarcastic statements. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 108, 565-572.
  • Williams, J. A., Bridgeman, B., Woods, T., & Welch, R. (2007). Global VOR gain adaptation during near fixation to foveal targets. Human Movement Science, 26(6), 787-795
  • Williams, J. A. (2007). Student research in Psychology courses. APS Observer, 20 (10). Also included in edited volume:Perlman, B., McCann, L. I., & McFadden, S. H. (2008). Lessons Learned: Practical Advice for the Teaching of Psychology. Washington, DC: APA Press.

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