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Joshua L. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Department Chair
Perceptual-motor development, active learning strategies
Science Center 229
(912) 344-2833
ResearchGate Profile

Josh Williams earned his B.A. in Health & Kinesiology from Purdue University in 2004 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology (Experimental) from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His teaching interests include Research and Analysis, Developmental Psychology, History and Systems, Evidence-based Decision-making, and Sensation and Perception. Dr. Williams has research interests in three main areas. First, his most recent line of research involves examining the correlates of celebrity admiration, to include personality factors (e.g., narcissism), belief in pseudoscience, and conspiratorial ideation. Second, he has focused on examinations into the effectiveness of various learning strategies for encoding of information in college-level courses. Third, he has examined how human infants learn perceptual-motor behaviors, especially reaching. Across all research endeavors, he encourages a great deal of undergraduate and graduate involvement so students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom, explore topics of interest in greater detail, gain experience with novel technology (i.e. eye-tracking), and experience the full process of experimental research from beginning to end.

Last updated: 1/10/2024