Ph.D., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., University of Mississippi
- Regularly Taught Courses
- PY103: Introduction to Psychology
PY301: Psychology of Learning
PY302: Memory and Cognition
PY311: Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory
PY370: Sensation and Perception
Professor Payne brought experience to MU from faculty service in Germany, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He enjoys teaching how ingenious methods can reveal profound truths about the mind and behavior. Current research projects involve paradoxical effects of familiarity on learning, and a controversy about classical statistics.
- Research Interests
Attention and learning, both in nonhuman species and in people
Wilhite, S. C., & Payne, D. E. (1992). Learning and memory: The basis of behavior. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
- Scholarly Articles
Savage, P. A., Kemp, D. G., & Payne, D. E. (1991): Auditory versus visual presentation of help messages. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting, pp. 244-248.Balsam, P. D., & Payne, D. (1979). Intertrial interval and unconditional stimulus durations in autoshaping. Learning & Behavior, 7, 477 – 482.
- Professional Associations
Association for Psychological ScienceEastern Psychological AssociationSigma Xi — The National Research Society