Mark A. Yates, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., University of Kansas 2004: Cognitive Psychology
- M.S., University of Louisiana 1997: Experimental Psychology
- B.S., Louisiana State University 1995: Psychology
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- The relationship between written and spoken language
My research interests are in the area of cognitive psychology. My current research is concerned with understanding the relationship between written and spoken language. That is, how does the sound of a word influence how you read it, and how does the spelling of a word influence how you hear it.
- Prueitt, E., Yates, M. (in press). Effects of Word Emotional Experience and Participant Emotionality in Lexical Decision. Journal of Research in Reading.
- Yates, M., Dickinson, D. (2023). How Similarity Influences Word Recognition: The Effect of Neighbors. The Routledge International Handbook of Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Processes (2nd ed.). Taylor & Francis.
- Vasilev, M. R., Yates, M., Prueitt, E., Slattery, T. J. (2021). Parafoveal degradation during reading reduces preview costs only when it is not perceptually distinct. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(2), 254-276.
- Yates, M., Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., Knapp, D. L. (2020). Measuring the influence of phonological neighborhood on visual word recognition with the N400: Evidence for semantic scaffolding. Brain and Language, 211, 104866.
- Vasilev, M. R., Yates, M., Slattery, T. J. (2019). Do readers integrate phonological codes across saccades? A Bayesian meta-analysis and a survey of the unpublished literature. Journal of Cognition, 2(1), 1-29.
- Yates, M., Slattery, T. J. (2019). Individual differences in spelling ability influence phonological processing during visual word recognition. Cognition, 187, 139--149.
Yates, M. (2012). The influence of semantic neighbors on visual word recognition. Journal of Research in Reading, 35, 215 - 226.
Yates, M. (2011). How similarity influences word recognition: The effect of neighbors. In J. Guendouzi, F. Loncke, & M. J. Williams (Eds.), The handbook of psycholinguistic & cognitive processes: Perspectives in communication disorders (pp. 273 - 289). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
Yates, M. (2010). Investigating the importance of the least supported phoneme on visual word naming. Cognition, 115, 197-201.
Yates, M. (2009). Phonological neighborhood spread facilitates lexical decisions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1304-1314.
Yates, M., Friend, J., & Ploetz, D. M. (2008). Phonological neighbors influence word naming through the least supported phoneme. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1599-1608.
Yates, M., Friend, J., & Ploetz, D. M. (2008). The effect of phonological neighborhood density on eye movements during reading. Cognition, 107, 685-692.
Yates, M. (2005). Phonological neighbors speed visual word processing: Evidence from multiple tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 1385-1397.