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Donald Homa

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Biography

 

Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognition, Action, and Perception), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1972

Research Interests

Visual perception of linguistic and form stimuli; retrieval and decision processes in long- and short-term memory; semantic memory and multidimensional scaling; and the learning of abstract categories.

Publications
  • Homa, Kanav, Tripathi, Bratton, & Panchanathan. Haptic Concepts in the Blind. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics (2009).
  • Allison Pensky, Kathryn A. Johnson, Susan Haag, and Donald Homa. Delay Memory for Visual-Haptic Exploration of Familiar Objects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (2008).
  • Phuong Do, Kanav Kahol, Ryan Ferguson, Seth Panchanathan, & Donald Homa. Learning, Generalization, and Retention of Haptic Categories. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society (2008).
  • Donald Homa, Michael Proulx, & Mark Blair. The Modulating Influence of Category Size on the Classification of Exception Patterns. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2007).
  • Mark Blair, Donald Homa. Integrating Novel dimensions to eliminate category exceptions: When more is less. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition (2005).
  • Donald Homa, Donovan Terry, Scott Schafer. Abrupt onset cues in memory search. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society (2004).
  • M Blair, Donald Homa. As easy to memorize as they are to classify: The 5-4 categories and the category advantage. Memory and Cognition (2004).
  • Mark Blair, Donald Homa. Integrating novel dimensions in category leanring. Abstracts of the Psychonomics Society (2004).
  • Donald Homa, Mark Blair. Entrenched and random erroneous feedback in category learning. Abstracts of the Psychonomics Society (2003).
  • Mark Blair, LaMista Johnson, Donald Homa. Category learning and recognition when instances do not repeat. Abstracts of the Psychonomics Society (2002).
  • Donald Homa, C Smith, C Macak, J Johovich, D Osorio. Recognition of facial prototypes: The importance of categorical structure and degree of learning. Journal of Memory and Language (2001).
  • Mark Blair, Donald Homa. Expanding the search for a linear separability constraint on category learning. Memory and Cognition (2001).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 434Cognitive Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 434Cognitive Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 434Cognitive Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 535Cognitive Processes
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 434Cognitive Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 434Cognitive Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 324Memory and Cognition
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations
  • Ferguson, Ryan, & Homa, Donald. Cross-modality transfer with an isomorphic category structure. Psychonomics Society Conference, St. Louis (Nov 2010).
  • Homa, Donald, Ferguson, Ryan, Kahol, Kanav, Caselli, Richard, Yee-Benedetto, S., & Panchanathan, Seth. The acquisition and generalization of haptic concepts by early-stage Alzheimer patients. ASU/Mayo Conference, Scottsdale (Nov 2010).
  • Homa, Donald, Ferguson, Ryan, & Powell, Derek. Array training in a categorization task. ASU/UA Conference, Tempe (Nov 2010).
  • Lancaster, Matt, & Homa, Donald. Is a name just a name, or more? The use of category labels for feature inferences. ASU/UA Conference, Tempe (Nov 2010).
  • Hout, M., Ferguson, R., Homa, D., & Goldinger, S. Testing a fast, efficient method for multidimensional scaling. Paper presented to the Psychonomic Society Conference (Nov 2009).
  • Donald Homa & Kristin Colby. The Enduring Effect of Availability. Western Psychological Association (Nov 2008).
  • Phuong Do, Kanav Kahol, ryan Ferguson, Seth Panchanathan, & Donald Homa. Learning, Generalization, and Retention of Haptic Categories. Psychonomics Society (Nov 2008).
Service
  • Ad Hoc PGS 101 research pool restructuring committee, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Ad Hoc Research Methods committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Research Management PGS 101, Chairman (2009 - 2009)
  • Tech Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Research Management PGS 101, chairman (2008 - 2008)
  • Tech Committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • AME Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Research Management PGS 101, chairman (2005 - 2005)
  • Tach Committee, member (2005 - 2005)
  • Human Subjects Committee, member (2003)
  • Technological Committee, member (2003)