William Blake Erickson

Assistant Professor of Psychology

STEM 237B
Phone: 210-784-2813
Email: William.Erickson@tamusa.edu
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Erickson2

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pictureWilliam Blake Erickson, Ph.D. received his bachelor of science degree in Psychology from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and his Master's and Doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Arkansas. After graduate school, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory at the University of Missouri and worked as an ad-interim assistant professor at Texas A&M University at Commerce. His research involves human memory, specifically applying human face recognition to problems related to law and national security interests. Active research programs include investigations into the efficacy of forensic age-progressed images of missing persons, how the human visual system can recognize faces that have aged since their last viewing, and how normal cognitive aging affects eyewitness memory. He is also a frequent contributor to the Popular Culture Psychology book series, examining psychological issues that arise in such franchises as Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.

Courses Taught:

  • Ad-Interim Assistant Professor of Psychology
    • Graduate Level, History & Systems of Psychology
    • Lifespan Development
    • Adolescence
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
  • Instructor of Record
    • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Introductory Psychology
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer
    • Research Methods
    • Statistics for Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    • Principles of Learning Laboratory