Thomas Alley

Phone:  (864) 656-4974
Office:  312-J Brackett Hall
E-mail:  alley@clemson.edu
Curriculum vitae (Word)

Education:

  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (Growth Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1981-1984)
  • PhD:  General Experimental Psychology (University of Connecticut, 1981)
  • MA:  General Experimental Psychology (University of Connecticut, 1979)
  • BA:  Philosophy (Pennsylvania State University, 1975)
  • BS:  Psychology (Pennsylvania State University, 1975)

Research Interests:

  • Cognition
  • Ecological, ethological and evolutionary psychology
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Food preferences, aversion and sharing
  • Human memory
  • Perception

Selected Publications:

  • Alley, T. R., & Potter, K. A. (2011). Food neophobia and sensation seeking. Pp. 707- 724 in V. R. Preedy, R. R. Watson & C. R. Martin (eds.), Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition. Springer.
  • Alley, T. R. (2012). Contaminated and uncontaminated feeding influence perceived intimacy in mixed-sex dyads. Appetite, 58: 1041-1045.
  • 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.
  • Alley, T. R., & Passinos-Coffman, T. (2006). Are judgments of linear size more accurate when based on an affordance? Ecological Psychology, 18 (4), 243-255.
  • Alley, T. R., & Schultheis, J. A. (2001). Is facial skin tone sufficient to produce a cross-racial identification effect? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 92, 1191-1198.
  • Alley, T. R. (2000). A laser-based technique for measuring accuracy and distortion in judgements of linear dimensions. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 32(2), 334-338.
  • Alley, R. L. & Alley, T. R. (1998). The influence of physical state and color on perceived sweetness. Journal of Psychology, 132(5), 561-568.
  • Sarno, J. A., & Alley, T. R. (1997). Attractiveness and memorability of faces: Only a matter of distinctiveness? American Journal of Psychology, 110(1), 81-92.

Professional Positions:

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate
  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society
  • International Society for Ecological Psychology
  • International Society for Human Ethology
  • Psychonomic Society

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PSYCH 201 & H201: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYCH 333: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 334: Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYCH H390: Psychology of Eating
  • PSYCH 422 & H422: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYCH 423: Sensation and Perception Laboratory
  • PSYCH 823: Perception, Cognition & Technology
  • PSYCH 833: Advanced Cognitive Psychology