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Barbara Jean Juhasz

Jeffrey L. Shames Professor of Civic Engagement

Professor of Psychology

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Professor, Education Studies

Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Professor, Integrative Sciences

Coordinator, Civic Engagement


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BA Binghamton University
MA University of Massachusetts Amherst
PHD University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barbara Jean Juhasz

Barbara Juhasz is a cognitive psychologist who studies reading and word recognition in adults. She explores factors affecting skilled word recognition and vocabulary development using a variety of methods. For example, participants might be asked to provide questionnaire data to assess their experience with words, discriminate real words from made-up nonwords (lexical decision task), or read sentences silently while their eye movements are recorded. Eye-tracking provides a particularly effective way to examine the time-course of word recognition during silent reading.

Dr. Juhasz received her B.A. from Binghamton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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On sabbatical Spring 2023.




Fall 2023
PSYC 355 - 01
Psychology of Reading

PSYC 390 - 01
Experimental Investigation