Mark E. Mattson

Dr. Mark E. Mattson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: mattson@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center Campus: Leon Lowenstein, Room 819C
Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 432C
Phone: 212-636-6356

Biography

Mark E. Mattson, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology at Fordham University, where he served as Associate Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center from 2009 to 2014 and as Associate Chair of Psychology for 14 years. He is a cognitive psychologist with interests in errors and their implications for musical performances and theories of action and intention, in the functions of autobiographical memory, and in the history of psychology at Fordham and in New York City. His most cited article so far is his first: Erickson and Mattson (1981) on the Moses illusion.

Education

  • 1979 BA in Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • 1983 MA in Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • 1987 PhD in Experimental Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook

Major Research Interests

  • Implications of speech and action errors for action planning, execution, and conscious control
  • Connectionist models of cognitive processes
  • Functions of autobiographical memory
  • History of psychology at Fordham and in New York

Courses

  • PSYC 1200 - Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 2000 - Statistics
  • PSYC 2010 - Research Methods Laboratory
  • PSYC 2301 - Sensation and Perception Lab
  • PSYC 2401 - Memory Lab (EP3)
  • PSYC 2501 - Cognition Lab (EP3)
  • PSYC 3550 - Consciousness
  • PSYC 4000 - History and Systems of Psychology (ICC)
  • PSYC 4330 - Music and Psychology (ICC)
  • PSYC 4997 - Honors Thesis in Psychology I
  • PSYC 4998 - Honors Thesis in Psychology II
  • PSYC 4999 - Research Tutorial
  • PSYC 6066 - History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 7990 - Teaching of Psychology

Academic Awards & Honors

FCLS Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Fordham University, 2002

Recent Publications

  • Mattson, M.E., Wertz, F., Fogarty, H., Klenck, M. & Zabriskie, B. (Eds.)(2015). Jung in the academy and beyond: The Fordham lectures 100 years later. New Orleans: Spring Journal Inc.

  • Mattson, M.E. (2015). The 1912 International Extension Course in Medical and Nervous Diseases: The instructors and the Fordham context.¬† In Jung in the academy and beyond: The Fordham lectures 100 years later. New Orleans: Spring Journal Inc.

  • Mattson, M.E. (2012). Autobiographical memories of Grateful Dead concerts: Two descriptive approaches. Reprinted in N. Meriweather (Ed.) Reading the Dead: A critical survey (pps. 206-219). Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press.

  • Mattson, M.E. (2012). History of activation network theories. (pp. 4-6) & History of psychology at Fordham University. (pp. 444-446). In R.W. Rieber (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the history of psychological theories. New York: Springer.

  • Henkel, L.A. & Mattson, M.E. (2011). Reading is believing: The truth effect and source credibility. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1705-1721.