Research Interests –
Psychobiology of  learning
Evolution of cognition
Relation of learning to fluid intelligence
Causal reasoning
Science education
Learning sciences and instruction

Teaching Interests –
Experimental psychology
Learning and memory
Psychology of consciousness
Computers and science education

Spring 2018 Courses
Rational and Irrational Minds
Psychology of Consciousness

Fall 2019 Courses
Experimental Psychology and Lab

Representative Publications:

  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2018). On the representation of novel stimuli in patterning and irrelevant cue discriminations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition.44, 322-339.DOI: 10.1037/xan0000173
  • Webb, Paul, Whitlow, J.W., Jr. & Venter, D. (2017). From exploratory talk to abstract reasoning: A case for far transfer? Educational Psychology Review,29, 565-581.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. & Loatman, P. (2015). When patterning discriminations are harder than biconditional ones: A cue constellation approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition,41, 354-370.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2013). A positive patterning advantage with complex but not simple patterning: A cue constellation approach.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,66, 2118-2134.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2010). Effect of outcome valence on positive and negative patterning in human causal reasoning. Learning & Behavior, 38, 145-159.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. & Meier, I. (2007). Acting on emotions: The importance of emotion in public health messages. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Whitlow, J.W. Jr., Brogan, K., & Lucas, G. (2002). Effects of cumulative frequency instructions on blocking in causal judgments. Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Science Education –
Khula Project