John (Jack) F. Shelley-Tremblay,
Associate Professor of Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Speech Pathology
Adjunct Professor of Neurology
Ph.D., City University of New York, 2003 - Cognitive
M.A., New School for Social Research, 1998 - General Psychology
B.S., Colorado State University, 1995 - Psychology
Discipline: Cognitive Neuroscience
Others: Psychology of Reading, Psychophysiology
Research examining the psychophysiological correlates of normal walking.
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Founder and Coordinator of Psychophysiology Laboratory.
Electrophysiological investigation of language and cognitive
processes. Event-Related Potentials. Language and Cognition.
biological and attentional basis of reading disabilities.
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Neuropsychological
testing research and diagnosis. Psycholinguistics.
I am the director of the Experimental Event-related Potentials
Laboratory. My research investigates the interaction between
visual attention and reading processes. I have three current
areas, employing psychophysiological, neuropsychological,
and educational methodologies. One of my most promising
directions combines my basic and applied research interests
and involves visual training for persons with reading disability.
I am fascinated by the possibility of understanding some
of the contributories of disordered visual processing to
reading disability, and to this end I have worked with my
collaborators to develop novel approaches to assessment
and intervention. I am using infra-red based eye tracking
equipment to provide a quantitative record of eye movements
and reading fluency, and correlating this information with
comprehension and vocabulary levels.
Honors Research Seminar (HON 301)
Honors Creativity, Problem Solving, and Narrative (HON 490)
Advanced Physiological Psychology (PSY 510)
Introduction to Psychology (120)
Research design and Analysis I (220)
Research Design and AnalysisII (320)
History and Systems of Psychology (412)
Cognitive Psychology (416): University of South Alabama
Shelley-Tremblay, J., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Eyer, J. (2012) Attention Therapy Improves Reading Comprehension in Adjudicated Teens in a Residential Facility. Journal of Correctional Education. Article
Deichert, N., & Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2011) R You Ready? An interactive guidebook for the R statistical package. Great River Technologies press, Dubuque, IA.
Reidy, D.R., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2011) Psychopathy, Reactive Aggression, and Precarious Proclamations: A Review of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Biological Research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16, 512-524. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Syklawer, S., & Ramkissoon, I. (2011) The Effects of Magno-Parvocellular Integration Training on Fluency and Visual Evoked Potentials in Poor Readers. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 22;2:31-3.Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2010) Theories of Semantics. In Guendouzi, J., Loncke, F., & Williams, M. Eds. The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders. Taylor & Francis, New York, N.Y. Book
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2010) Breakdown of Semantics in Aphasia and Alzheimer's Dementia: A Role for Attention? In Guendouzi, J., Loncke, F., & Williams, M. Eds. The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders. Taylor & Francis, New York, N.Y. Book
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Eyer, J. (2009) Effect of the Reading Plus Program on Reading Skills in Second Graders. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 20(3), 59 – 66. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., Ernst, A., & Kline, J. P. (2009). Carbohydrate Consumption is Associated with Left-frontal activation and Anger in Persons with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 17(4). Article
Ernst, A., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., (2009) Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Carbohydrates. Springer - Verlad, VDM. Berlin. Book
Shelley-Tremblay, J., O’Brien, N., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2007) Reading Disability in Adjudicated Youth: Prevalence Rates, Current Models, Traditional and Innovative Treatments. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12, 376–392.
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Hansen, P., & Larson, S. (2007) Is there a Common Linkage Among Reading Comprehension, Visual Attention, and Magnocellular processing? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40, 270 - 278.
O’Brien, N., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2007) Reading Problems, Attentional Deficits, and Current Mental Health problems in Adjudicated Adolescent Males. Journal of Correctional Education, 58, 3.
Solan, H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., & Larson, S. (2007) Vestibular function, sensory integration, and cognitive and balance abnormalities: a brief literature review. Journal of Optometric Vision Development, 38, 1 - 5.
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Larson S., & Mounts,
J. (2006) Silent Word Reading Fluency and Temporal Vision
Processing: Differences Between Good and Poor Readers. Journal
of Behavioral Optometry, 17, 1-9.
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Hansen, P., Larson S.,
and Ficcara, A.P. (2004) M-Cell Deficits and Reading Disability:
A Preliminary Study on The Effects of Temporal Vision Processing
Therapy. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association,
November, 2004; 75.
Deacon, D., Grose-Fifer, J., Hewitt, S., Nagata, M., Shelley-Tremblay,
J., and Yang, C.M. (2004). Physiological evidence that a
masked unrelated intervening item disrupts semantic priming:
implications for theories of semantic representation and
retrieval models of semantic priming. Brain and Language,
Vol. 89 (1), 38-46.
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay J, Larson S. Effect of Visual
attention therapy on reading comprehension. (2003) Journal
of Learning Disabilities Nov. Vol. 36.
Solan, H.A., Hansen, P., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., &
Ficarra, A. Coherent motion threshold testing for M-Cell
deficit differentiates above and below average grade 6 readers.
Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association
Solan, H.A., Larson, S., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Silverman,
M, & Ficcara, A.P. (2001) The role of visual attention
in cognitive control of oculomotor readiness in learning
disabled 6th graders. Journal of Learning Disabilities,
24 (2), 107-118.
Deacon, D., & Shelley-Tremblay, J. (2000) How automatically
is meaning accessed: A review of the effects of attention
on semantic processing. Frontiers in Bioscience (5), e82-94.
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Mack, A. (1999) Attention
modulates metacontrast masking. Psychological Science,10,508-515.
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Rosen, L.A. (1996) Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Evolutionary Perspective.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, 157 (4), 443-444
Advisor for Psi Chi, The International Honors Society in Psychology.