Shane Pitts, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Birmingham Southern College 

Offices: 308 Harbert / 021 SSC
Phone: (205) 226-7747
E-mail: spitts@bsc.edu

 


Fall 2003 Course Schedule

 

Course Links

Time

Place

PY101C: Introduction to Psychology

MWF: 10:40-11:40

SSC 238

PY101E: Introduction to Psychology

MWF: 9:30-10:30

SSC 334

PY407A: Cognitive Psychology

MW:   1:00-2:30

SSC 238

PY407L: Cognitive Psychology Laboratory

W:     3:15-4:45

HB  302

 

 

 

Research Activities & Academic Interests

  • Unconscious cognition 
    • Unconscious perception 
    • Implicit memory
  • Memory distortions, false memory
  • Social cognition, stereotyping & prejudice, impression formation 
  • Critical thinking, science and pseudoscience
  • Introduction to psychology, cognitive psychology, research methods


Representative publications, presentations, and current projects

  • Pitts, S. & Simpson, R. G. (in press). Psychology. In Condensed knowledge. Harper Collins. 
  • *Morrow, M., *Darwin, B., *Patel, S., Pitts, S., *Scruggs, R. (June, 2003).  Beautiful but unpleasant: Negative trait information outweighs attractiveness in impression formation.  Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Palmer, J., *Lillard, R., & Pitts, S.  (June, 2003).  The effects of aversive racism and need for cognition on judgments of intelligence.  Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta , GA.
  • * Chandler , J., Pitts, S., *Hilgeman, M., & *Street, C. (April, 2003). Erotophobia-Erotophilia: Attentional bias for sexual information.  Paper presented at the 18th Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
  • Prentice-Dunn, S. & Pitts, S. (2001).  The use of videotape feedback in the training of instructors.  In S. Meyers & L. Prieto (Eds.), The teaching assistant training handbook: How to prepare TAs for their responsibilities.  Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
  • Klinger, M. R., Burton, P. C., & Pitts, G. S. (2000).  Mechanisms of unconscious priming: I. Response competition, not spreading activation. Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 441-455. 
  • Pitts, G. S. & Klinger, M. R. (in preparation).  Unconscious affective and cognitive processing of faces. 
  • Pitts, G. S., Klinger, M. R., & Sonnerat, X. (in preparation).  Unconscious perception: A meta-analysis of twenty years of research. 
  • Pitts, G. S. & Klinger, M. R. (2000, May). Unconscious processing of faces.  Paper presented at the 73rd annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Pitts, G. S. & Klinger, M. R. (1996, May). Unconscious semantic priming using the response window procedure.  Paper presented at the 69th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Pitts, G. S. & Klinger, M. R. (1995, May). Is unconscious processing of stereotypes mediated by semantics or affect?  Paper presented at the 68th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

* Indicates BSC student at time of presentation or publication.


I enthusiastically invite students to collaborate on research projects in the Cognition Research Lab.  I have very wide-ranging research interests including those listed above.  Feel free to propose a project on your own special topic.  Please contact me or drop by if you are interested in helping develop the Cognition Lab at BSC!  Students currently working with me include: Janet Palmer, Beth Darwin, Erin Robbins, Laurin Miller, and Zac Gibson.

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