William Erickson

**Dr. Erickson is accepting applications to join his lab for the Fall 2024 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, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology and Law, 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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William Erickson

College Of Arts And Sciences

Department Health and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Professor

Science and Technology Building Room 237B
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Course Teachings

PSYC 5316 001 History and Systems Spring 2024 Syllabus
PSYC 4333 001 History & System of Psychology Spring 2024 Syllabus
PSYC 5304 003 Capstone Project Spring 2024 Syllabus
PSYC 4351 003 Directed Research in Psyc Spring 2024 Syllabus