Mark A. Yates, Ph.D.
Office Hours

UCOM 1127
Tue/Thu 12:30-2:00pm
Ph: (251) 460-7872
Mark A. Yates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics

Dr Yates will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply here.
Research Interests
  • The relationship between written and spoken language

Ph.D., University of Kansas           2004
Cognitive Psychology
M.S., University of Louisiana        1997
Experimental Psychology
B.S., Louisiana State University   1995
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.

Highlighted Research

Cortese, M. J., Yates, M., Schock, J., & Vilks, L. (in press). Examining word processing via a megastudy of conditional reading aloud. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Slattery, T. J., & Yates, M. (in press).  Word skipping: Effects of word length, predictability, spelling, and reading skill.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Slattery, T. J., Yates, M., & Angele, B. (2016). Interword and interletter spacing effects during reading revisited: Interactions with word and font characteristics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22(4), 406–422.

Ploetz, D. M., & Yates, M. (2016). Age of acquisition and imageability: a cross-task comparison. Journal of Research in Reading, 39(1), 37–49.

Yates, M. (2013). How the clustering of phonological neighbors affects visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(5), 1649–1656.

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