Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson


Faculty of Arts
A-236, Arts Building Sudbury Campus



  • BA University of New Brunswick, 1994
  • PhD University of New Brunswick, 2006

Academic Appointments


I am a member of the Cognitive Health Research Labratory. My research focus is in cognitive psychology. More specifically I evaluate the impact of schema violations on cognitive processing. The main research technique I am now using involves evoked response potentials (ERP).


  • Publications

    • Do You ‘See’ What I ‘See’? Differentiation of Visual Action Words.
    • The Impact of ‘Violating the Heterosexual Norm’ on Reading Speed and Accuracy
    • Impact of mental operation instructions
    • Adaptations of writing posture in response to task demands for left- and right-handers
    • Writing posture in preferred and non-preferred hands
    • Ferguson, R., Roy-Charland, A., Dickinson, J. (2018) Examining the validity of the new

                 Raney Vocabulary measure against the WAIS-III, Journal of Psycholinguistics.


                   Lessel, C., Parkes, T.L., Dickinson, J., Merritt; T.J.S. (2017). Sex and genetic background influence Superoxide dismutase (cSOD) related phenotypic variation in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics.

                   Perron, M., Roy-Charland, A., Dickinson, J., LaForge, C., Ryan, R. J., & Pelot, A. (2017). The Use of the Duchenne Marker and Symmetry of the Expression in the Judgment of Smiles in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 252: 126-133. Doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.052.

                   Chamberland, J. A., Roy-Charland, A., Perron, M., & Dickinson, J. (2016). Distinction between fear and surprise: An interpretation-independent test of the perceptual-attentional limitation hypothesis. Social Neuroscience.

                   Cirelli, L., Dickinson, J., Poirier, M. (2014). Using implicit instructional cues to influence false memory induction? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 43(1), 1-11. 10.1007/s10936-012-9235-1

                   Pattalia, J.L., Levin, E., & Dickinson, J. (2013). Cyberbullying: Eliciting harm without consequences. Computers in Human Behavior, 29 (2758-2765).