Montana State University

Department of Psychology

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-3801
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 319 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Keith Hutchison
khutch@montana.edu

Dept Administrative Associate

Brenda Lewis
psydept@montana.edu

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Richard A. Block, Professor

Keith A. Hutchison

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

Email: block@montana.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Time & Memory Lab

Research Interests

  • Stimulus Complexity and Duration Judgments: Our latest research is on prospective and retrospective duration judgments as influenced by stimulus complexity.
  • The "Return-Trip Effect": Our planned research is on the return-trip effect in duration judgment.
  • Intent to Remember and Isolation: Effects Following-up on Block (2009) on intent to remember information. This research is ongoing.
  • Cognitive Load, Physical Load, and Duration Judgments: Following-up on Block, Hancock, and Zakay (2010), we are conducting additional meta-analytic reviews.

Education

  • 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]

  • Block, R. A., & Hancock, P. A. (in press). Time perception. In R. Hoffman (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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, 129-133.
  • 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]

Current Courses

  • PSYX 384--Consciousness
  • PSYX 494--Psychology of Time

Affiliations & Honors

Charles & Nora L. Wiley Faculty Award for Mertiorious 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)

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Rick Block created this web page on May 5, 1995, and last updated it on October 16, 2014.