Thomas AlleyProfessor of Psychology
President, International Society for Human Ethology
Office: 312J Brackett Hall
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
M.A. Experimental Psychology
ProfileProfessor Tom Alley has taught at Clemson for over 25 years. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Austria) [http://www.kli.ac.at/] in 2007. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Emory University during both the 1991-92 and 1998-99 academic years. A member of the Board of Officers of the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) [www.ISHE.org] since 2004, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of their Human Ethology Bulletin, Vice-president and President. He has done forensic consulting (mostly involving eyewitness testimony) since 1995, and academic/editorial consulting for even longer. His research spans multiple areas but in recent years has concentrated issues involving the psychology of eating, evolutionary psychology, and face recognition.
Cognition; Ecological Psychology; Evolutionary Psychology; Eyewitness Testimony; Face Recognition; Human Ethology; Memory; Perception and Psychophysics; Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Appearance; Psychology of Food and Eating; Research Methods
Alley, T. R., & Greene, M. E. (2008). The relative and perceived impact of irrelevant speech, vocal music and non-vocal music on working memory. Current Psychology, 27(4): 277-289.