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John Hollander

Ph.D. Candidate

Experimental Psychology

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis, where I study language processing, semantics, and literacy skills with Dr. Andrew Olney in the Department of Psychology and Dr. John Sabatini at the Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Research interests

Embodied cognition and language processing

+  Semantic representation

+  Reading and literacy skills

+  Educational technology

+  Eye- and mouse-tracking methods

Representative publications  [see all publications]

Hollander, J., Sabatini, J., Graesser, A., Greenberg, D., O'Reilly, T., Frijters, J. (2023). Importance of learner characteristics in intelligent tutoring for adult literacy. Discourse Processes, 60(4-5), 397-409. [pdf]

Hollander, J., & Dark-Freudeman, A. (2023). Psycholinguistic, Stroop, and self-report measurements of death anxiety: A study of convergent validity. Death Studies, 47(10), 1075-1081. [pdf]

Hollander, J., & Huette, S. (2022). Extracting blinks from continuous eye-tracking data in a mind wandering paradigm. Consciousness and Cognition, 100, 103303.  [pdf]

Hollander, J., Sabatini, J., & Graesser, A. (2022). How Item and Learner Characteristics Matter in Intelligent Tutoring Systems Data. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 520-523). Springer.  [pdf]

Sabatini, J., Graesser, A., Hollander, J., & O’Reilly, T. (2023).  A framework of literacy development and how AI can transform theory and practice.  British Journal of Educational Technology, 54(5), 1174-1203. [pdf]


A network visualization of my published co-authorships.

Line width corresponds to the number of co-authorships.

(This plot was made with a program that crawls my Google Scholar page, so its scope and accuracy may be limited).


Research Methods and Statistics I  | PSYC 3010

Instructor of Record  -  Fall '22, Spring '23

This course provided students with a comprehensive introduction to fundamental research methodologies, statistical techniques, and ethical considerations in psychological research. Emphasized hands-on learning through practical applications, including experimental design, data collection, and statistical analysis using software such as SPSS. 


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