Stephen C Dopkins

Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience; Director of Undergraduate Psychology Advising
Room 315
Address: Building GG
2125 G St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-6315
[email protected]


Current Research

My research explores two general questions. First, how do humans mentally represent and negotiate physical space? Second, how do humans recognize objects on the basis of previous encounters?


Ph.D. 1988, Columbia University


Dopkins, S., & Galyer, D. (2018). Analytic processing of distance. Acta Psychologica, 182, 129-137.

Dopkins, S., Varner, K., & Hoyer, D. (2017). Variation in the Standard Deviation of the Lure Rating Distribution: Implications for the UVSD and DPSD models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Dopkins, S., & Hoyer, D. (2015). Dimensional interaction in distance judgment.  Perception, 44, 490-510.

Kramer, B. A., Philbeck, J. W., Dopkins, S., Hoyer, D., Sargent, J. Q., & Perry, J. M. (2015). Getting completely turned around: how disorientation impacts subjective straight ahead. Memory & Cognition, 1-8.

Dopkins, S., & Sargent, J. (2014). Analyzing distances in a frontal plane. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 420-437

Dopkins, S., Sargent, J., & Ngo, C. T. (2010). Superficial priming in episodic recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 35-45.

Sargent, J., Dopkins, S., Philbeck, J., & Chichka, D. (2010). Chunking in spatial memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 576-589.