Montana State University

Contact Information

Richard A. Block, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Psychology
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440 USA

Tel: (406) 994-5173
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 313 Traphagen Hall


Richard A. Block

Block winning an award

Research Interests

  • Memory and cognition
  • Psychology of time
  • Face recognition
  • Meta-analysis


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

Selected Recent Publications

  • Block, R. A., & Gruber, R. P. (in press). Time perception, attention, and memory: A selective review. Acta Psychologica.
  • Block, R. A., & Hancock, P. A. (in press). Psychology of time: Basic and applied issues. In R. Hoffman (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research.
  • Block, R. A., & Hancock, P. A. (2013). Time perception. Annotated bibliography in Oxford Online Bibliographies. [Link to follow]
  • Gruber, R. P., & Block, R. A. (2013). The flow of time as a perceptual illusion. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 91-100. [PDF]
  • Hancock, P. A., & Block, R. A. (2012). The psychology of time: A view backward and forward. The 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. [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]
  • Block, R. A., & Zakay, D. (2006). Prospective remembering involves time estimation and memory processes. In J. Glicksohn & M. S. Myslobodsky (Eds.), Timing the future: The case for a time-based prospective memory (pp. 25-49). London: World Scientific. [PDF]

Recent Courses

  • Psychology of Time (PSYX 494)
  • Memory & Cognition PSYX 380)
  • Consciousness (PSYX 384)

Rick Block created this web page on May 5, 1995, and last updated it on April 11, 2014.

View my first selfie, shot with my Canon D20 off the coast of St. John, USVI.

View the official MSU seal and slogan when I arrived at MSU in 1974.