J. Timothy Petersik
- B.A. in psychology, Ripon College
- M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology, Miami University, Ohio
Current Courses Taught
- PSC 212 Research Design and Statistics
- PSC 221 Psychopathology
- PSC 324 Physiological Psychology
- PSC 328 Sensation and Perception
- PSC 342 Cognitive Neuroscience
- PSC 423 Research Seminar
Awards and Honors
- James R. Underkofler Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2013
- Associate Editor, “Comprehensive Psychology,” 2012 – present
- Associate editor, “Perceptual and Motor Skills,” 1993 – present
- James R. Underkofler Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1992
- Chair of session in human perception, annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, 1991 and 1992
- Severy Award, 1983, 1985 and 2005
- Summer 2013: Factors related to interest in and knowledge of other countries (with Giselle Kauffeld): McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2012: Marital satisfaction and its relationship to personality and values (with Samantha Angell): McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2011: The Role of the Hippocampus in PTSD Memory Disorders (with Shelby Swiggum); McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2010: Pink or Blue: A Look at the Prominence of Gender Roles in Popular Televison Shows from 1950-2000 (with Katlyn Lee); McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2009: Detection of form changes during perceptual states associated with the Ternus display and related eye-movement patterns (with Brooke Lamb); McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2008: Further Studies on the Mechanism(s) Underlying the Occurrence of Glass Motion in Dynamic Displays Ripon College Trustee Grant
- Summer 2008: Change Detection in Complex Rotation Simulations (with Rachael Thiel); McNair Scholars Award
- Summer 2001: Change blindness with motion reversals of rotating figures
- Summer 2000: Information required for face recognition
- ACM Minority Scholars Grant
- Ripon College ProColl Grant
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Petersik, J.T. (1999). Motion capture of stationary lines by apparently moving terminators. “Perception,” 28, 321-330.
- Petersik, J.T. and Richardson, R.* (2000). Discrimination of rotation from linear motion: Influence of interference gratings and dichoptic viewing. “Perceptual and Motor Skills,” 90, 241-249.
- Petersik, J.T. and Dannemiller, J.L. (Submitted). “Does ‘Surface Interpolation’ Account for Insensitivity to Rotation Reversals?”
- Petersik, J.T. (2002) Buildup and decay of a three-dimensional rotational aftereffect obtained with a three dimensional figure. “Perception,” 31, 825-836.
- Petersik, J.T., Schellinger, A.R.* and Geiger, S.L. * (2003). “Do variables that affect similar bistable apparent-movement displays result in similar changes in perception?” “Spatial Vision,” 16, 105-208.
- Kornowski, J.A.* and Petersik, J.T. (2003). Effects of face recognition of spatial frequency information contained in inspection and test stimuli. “Journal of General Psychology,” 130, 229-244.
- Petersik, J.T. and Dannemiller, J.L. (2004). Factors influencing the ability to detect motio reversals in rotation simulations. “Spatial Vision,” 17, 201-224.
- Petersik, J.T. and Rice, C.M.* (2006). The evolution of explanations of a perceptual phenomenon: A case history using the Ternus effect. “Perception,”35, 807-821.
- Vreven, D., Petersik, J.T., Dannemiller, J.L. and Schrauth, J. (2006). Dot polarity in dynamic Glass patterns. [Abstract] “Journal of Vision,” 6 (6), 1053a. http://journalofvision.org/6/6/1053/
- Petersik, J.T. and Rice, C. M.* (2008). Spatial correspondence and relation correspondence: Grouping factors that influence perception of the Ternus display. “Perception,” 37, 725-739.
- Petersik, J.T. (2009). Orientation anisotropy in the Ternus phenomenon. “Perceptual and Motor Skills.” 108, 405-410.
- Petersik, J.T. (2010). Ternus effect: Two processes or differential activation? Comments on Odic and Pratt’s 2008 paper. “Perception” 39, 705-710.
- Petersik, J.T. and Thiel, R.* (2010). Detecting Sudden Changes in Dynamic Rotation Displays. “Seeing and Perceiving”, 23, 241-261.* Indicates a Ripon College student
- Petersik, J.T. and Silva, M.* (2015). Flicker-Defined Forms in the Ternus Display. “Perception,” forthcoming.
Areas of Interest
- Change blindness
- Human perception
- Visual motion perception and perception of bistable figures
- Face recognition
- Effects of the media on human behavior
- Development of gender and brain function