Matthew PastizzoAssoc Prof of Psychology and Department Chair
Matthew Pastizzo has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2003.
MW 9:30-11:00 or by appointment
Areas of Interest
- Cognitive Psychology
- Psycholinguistics. In particular, word frequency, statistical regularity in word structure, and the study of factors that influence visual word recognition.
- visual word recognition
- the representation of words in memory
- vocabulary acquisition
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, SUNY Albany, 2003
M.A., Cognitive Psychology, SUNY Albany, 2001
B.A., Psychology, Siena College, 1999
SUNY Geneseo since Fall 2003
Recent Courses Taught
Psychology of Language
Pastizzo, M.J., & Feldman, L.B. (2009). Multiple dimensions of relatedness among words: Conjoint effects of form and meaning in word recognition. The Mental Lexicon, 4:1, 1-25.
Pastizzo, M.J., Neely, J.H., & Tse, C.-S. (2008). With a letter-searched prime, boat primes float but swim and coatdon't: Further evidence for automatic semantic activation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 845-849.
Hughes, S., Pastizzo, M.J., & Gallup, G. (2008). The sound of symmetry revisited: Subjective and objective analyses of voice. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 93-108.
Pastizzo, M.J., & Carbone, R.F. (2007). Spoken word frequency counts based on 1.6 million words in American English. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 1025-1028.
Pastizzo, M.J. & Feldman, L.B. (2004). Morphological processing: A comparison between free and bound stem facilitation. Brain and Language, 90, 31-39.
PSYC 250: R/Intro-Behavioral Statistics
Computation, application, and interpretation of the major descriptive and introductory inferential techniques. Topics include measurement, frequency distributions, graphing, central tendency, variability, binomial and normal distributions, standard scores, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, z-tests, one-sample t-tests, two-sample t-tests, analysis of variance, and nonparametric significance tests.
PSYC 315: Psychology of Language
Human language is examined from the perspective of experimental psychology. Topics covered include the following: speech perception and production, understanding sentences and discourse, content and organization of the mental dictionary, language acquisition, language and the brain, and language and thought.