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.
Ph.D., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., University of Mississippi
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.
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.
Association for Psychological Science
Eastern Psychological Association
Sigma Xi — The National Research Society