Psychology

Stevens 

David A. Stevens, Ph.D.


Professor
Department of Psychology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

508.793.7656
dstevens@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Stevens received an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1954 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1963 and 1965. He has been at Clark since 1965.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Stevens has interests in individual differences in odor quality (the same materials can smell differently to different people), in taste-mixture phenomena (some mixtures of tastants taste more intense and some less intense than expected from the intensities of the components), and in experimental research methodology. He is currently involved in studies on adult's perception of baby cries with Prof. Thompson and of resident physicians' perception of heart murmurs with Profs. Golding ( UMASS Medical School) and Bibace.

 

Selected Publications

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Golding, J., Stevens, D. & Bibace, R. (2005). Listening is not hearing: Improving diagnostic accuracy in cardiac auscultation. In R. Bibace, J. Laird, K. L. Noller, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Science and medicine in dialogue: Thinking through particulars and universals. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Lawless, H.T., Stevens, D.A., Chapman, K.W. & Kurtz, A.  (2005)  Metallic taste from  electrical and chemical stimulation. Chemical Senses. 30, 185-194. 

Golding, J., Stevens, D. & Bibace, R. (2005). Listening is not hearing: Improving diagnostic accuracy in cardiac auscultation. In R. Bibace, J. Laird, K. L. Noller, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Science and medicine in dialogue: Thinking through particulars and universals. (pp. 243-255.) Westport, CT: Greenwood. 

Lawless, H.T. and  Stevens, D.A.  (2004)  Electric stimulation and metallic taste.  Presented at annual meeting of Association for Chemoreception Science, Sarasota, FL. Chemical Senses (2005) 30, A86 (Abs) 

Lawless, H. & Stevens, D. A.  (2004) Applied Statistics Workshop, 186 pp.  Ithaca: Cornell University.  (Textbook for Applied Statistics Workshop presented at Institute of Food Science, Cornell University, June 14-15, 2004.) 

Sokol, R.I., Webster, K.L., Thompson, N.S., and Stevens, D.A. (in press). Whining as mother-directed speech. Infant and Child Development .