Jody Lewis 

Professor of Psychology & Department Chair

Office: D233 Science Building

Education  ​ 

Ph.D. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A. - University of Maine at Farmington 


PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 200 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 331 - Cognition
PSYC 375 - Learning
PSYC 377 - Evolutionary Psychology  

Research Interests

​​​​​​​​​​​​My primary research interests are biological psychology (specifically evolution), learning, and cognition. I have conducted research in animal and human behavior, anthrozoology (human-animal interactions), evolutionary psychology, and research in higher eduction (including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning). I encourage students who work withme to be involved in all steps of the research process such as reading/discussing research papers, helping with research design, collecting and analyzing data, and presentation of the results at professional meetings.

Recent Publications

Lewis, J. L. (2015).  A comparison between two different activities for teaching learning principles: Virtual animal labs versus human demonstrations. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1(2), 182-188.

Lewis, J. L., Kamil, A. C., & Webbink, K. E.  (2013). Changing room cues reduces the effects of proactive interference in Clark’s nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 39, 187-192.

Lewis, J. L., & Kamil, A. C. (2006).  Interference effects in the memory for serially presented locations in Clark’s  nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32, 407-418.

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