Richard A. Block, Ph.D.

 Professor Emeritus

Rick Block

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Psychology of time, human memory, others


  • University of Oregon (Ph.D., 1973, Psychology)
  • University of Oregon (M.A., 1970, Psychology)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1968, Psychology)

Recent Publications

Note: For a comprehensive list of publications, with many PDFs. [LINK]

  • Gruber, R. P., Smith, R. P., & Block, R. A. (2017). The illusory flow and passage of time within consciousness: A multidisciplinary analysis. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Gruber, R. P., Smith, R. P., & Block, R. A. (2017). Falsification experiments for cosmological theories from the neurological sciences. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Gruber, R. P., & Block, R. A. (2017). Perception of scenes in different sensory modalities: A result of modal completion. American Journal of Psychology, 130, 93-103.

  • Hancock, P. A., & Block, R. A. (2016). A new law for time perception. The American Journal of Psychology, 129, 111-124.  [PDF]

  • Block, R. A., Hancock, P. A., & Zakay, D. (2016). Physical load affects duration judgments: A meta-analytic review. Acta Psychologica, 165, 43–47.

  • Block, R. A., & Hancock, P. A. (2015). Psychology of time: Basic and applied issues. In R. R., Hoffman, P. A. Hancock, M. W. Scerbo, R. Parasuraman, & J. L. Szalma (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research. (Vol. 1, pp. 284-295). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gruber, R. P., Bach, M., & Block, R. A. (2015). Perceiving two levels of the flow of time. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 22, 722.
  • Block, R. A., & Grondin, S. (2014). A review of recent reviews on the psychology of time. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science. [Available online]
  • Block, R. A., & Gruber, R. P. (2014). Time perception, attention, and memory: A selective review. Acta Psychologica, 149, 129133. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.11.003 [special issue on “Timing and Time Perception”]

  • Block, R. A., & Hancock, P. A. (2013). Time perception. Annotated bibliography in Oxford Online Bibliographies. [Available online]
  • Gruber, R. P., & Block, R. A. (2013). The flow of time as a perceptual illusion. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 91-100. [PDF]
  • Block, R. A., & Crawford, K. C. (2013). Gender stereotypes of leadership behaviors: Social metacognitive evidence. Psychology and Social Behavior Research, 1, 9-17. [PDF]
  • Hancock. P. A., & Block, R. A. (2012). The psychology of time: A view backward and forward. American Journal of Psychology, 125,267-274. [ PDF]
  • Block, R. A., Hancock, P. A., & Zakay, D. (2010). How cognitive load affects duration judgments: A meta-analytic review. Acta Psychologica, 134, 330-343. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.03.006 [PDF]
  • Block, R. A. (2009). Intent to remember briefly presented human faces and other pictorial stimuli enhances recognition memory.Memory & Cognition, 37, 667-678. doi:10.3758/MC.37.5.667 [PDF]
  • Block, R. A., & Zakay, D. (2008). Timing and remembering the past, the present, and the future. In S. Grondin (Ed.), Psychology of time(pp. 367-394). Bingley, England: Emerald. [PDF]

Affiliations & Honors

  • Charles & Nora L. Wiley Faculty Award for Meritorious Research, Montana State University (January, 2012)
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (September, 2011) 
  • Associate member of the Division of Perception & Psychophysics, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden (1996-present)
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education (Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter of Mortar Board, Montana State University, 1987)
  • Faculty Teaching Award (University Honors Program, Montana State University, 1986-1987)
  • United States Public Health Service Predoctoral Fellowship (University of Oregon, 1970-1972)
  • Evans Scholarship (University of Michigan, 1964-1968)

Rick Block created this web page on May 5, 1995, and last updated it on May 17, 2017.

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