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Barbara Jean Juhasz

Jeffrey L. Shames Professor of Civic Engagement

Associate Professor of Psychology

Judd Hall, 508

Chair, Neuroscience and Behavior

Associate Professor, Integrative Sciences

Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

Judd Hall, 508

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.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2020- Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm when classes are in session.


Spring 2020
CSPL 302 - 01
Civic Engagement Capstone

PSYC 222 - 01
Sensation and Perception

Fall 2020
PSYC 200 - 02
Stats: Activity-Based Approach

PSYC 370 - 01
Seminar for Thesis Writers