Mark A. Yates, Ph.D.

Mark A. Yates, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Education

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

Dr Yates will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Apply here


Research Interests

  • 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.


Publications

  • 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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