William Erickson

William Erickson

Assistant Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
Science and Technology Building, Room 237B

210-784-2813   |William.Erickson@tamusa.edu

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**Dr. Erickson is accepting undergraduate applications to work in Directed Research for the Fall 2023 Semester**

Research Interests:

Dr. Erickson directs the Ecological Research in Cognitive Operations (ERiCO) Laboratory.  His research involves human memory, specifically applying human face recognition to problems related to law and national security interests. Active research programs include investigations into the efficacy of forensic age-progressed images of missing persons, how the human visual system can recognize faces that have aged since their last viewing, and how normal cognitive aging affects eyewitness memory. He is also a frequent contributor to the Popular Culture Psychology book series, examining psychological issues that arise in such franchises as Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.


The courses Dr. Erickson specializes in are History & Systems of Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Research & Statistics for Psychology.


Doctor of Philosophy (August 2016), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Experimental Psychology with focus on cognition

Master of Arts (May 2012), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Experimental Psychology with focus on cognition

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Honors College graduate (May 2009), Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR., psychology major, communication minor

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Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
PSYC 3088 800 Psyc Research & Stat II Lab Spring 2023 Syllabi
PSYC 4351 503 Directed Research in Psyc Spring 2023 Syllabi
PSYC 4333 001 History & System of Psychology Spring 2023 Syllabi
PSYC 3488 800 Psyc Research & Stats II Spring 2023 Syllabi
PSYC 2202 005 The Psychology Major Spring 2023 Syllabi