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Dr. Jeffrey B. Wagman

I am Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University and I am affiliated with the Cognitive and Experimental Psychology Sequence in the Master’s in Psychology Program. I have been at Illinois State University​ since 2003. I am also the Psychology Department Honors Coordinator and Chairperson of the Psychology Department Awards​ Committee. I am an Associate Editor of the journal Ecological Psychology. I was honored to receive the ISU Outstanding University Researcher Award in 2019. Julia Blau and I recently co-edited a book called Perception as Information Detection: Reflections on Gibson’s Ecological Approach to Visual Perceptio​n. Our next book Introduction to Ecological Psychology: A lawful approach to perceiving, acting, and cognizing was published in Summer 2022.

 Research Interests

  • Perception-action
  • Ecological psychology​
  • Perception of affordances​
  • Haptic perception and tool use
  •  Perceptual learning
Listen to a podcast interview about our new book here

Teaching Interest​s 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Perception 
  • Cognitive Science

CV (updated October 2022)

Contact Information:

Department of Psychology
Campus Box 4620
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois USA 61790


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