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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 19, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Bill Hockley

Dr. William Hockley

Professor, Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3737

Office Location: N2074F (Science Building)
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm; Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm, Or By Appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background
BA (Honours), Psychology, Queen's University
MA, Cognitive Psychology, University of Toronto
PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychology, University of Auckland, NZ

My research program, funded by NSERC, has focused on issues related to recognition memory. In particular, I have been interested in distinguishing between decision-based and memory-based influences on recognition performance. Recent work includes studies of different aspects of recognition memory such as the effects of context, the Revelation Effect, the Mirror Effect, and face recognition. I am also interested in the distinction between item and associative information, and the separate contributions of familiarity and recollection to memory performance.

Additional Information

The courses I typically teach include Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, and laboratory and seminar courses in Cognitive Psychology.