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John Dewey, Ph.D.

John Dewey
Title: Assistant Professor
Psychological Science
Phone: 706-867-4457

Office: Barnes Hall, 209, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


Dr. Dewey joined the Department of Psychological Sciences at UNG-Dahlonega in the fall of 2016. He has a doctoral degree in cognitive psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the sense of agency, i.e. the sensation of controlling one’s body and the environment.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Sciences
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods


  • Ph.D., Psychology with concentration in cognition and cognitive neuroscience, Michigan State University, 2012
  • M.A., Psychology, Michigan State University, 2010
  • M.S., Artificial Intelligence, University of Georgia, 2005
  • B.A., Cognitive Science, University of Georgia, 2003

Research/Special Interests

  • Sense of agency and control
  • Learning and memory in the classroom
  • Social cognition


Dewey, J. A., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Representation of self vs. others' actions. In: S. S. Obhi & E. S. Cross (Eds.), Shared representations: Sensorimotor foundations of social life.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dewey, J. A., & Knoblich, G. (2014). Do implicit and explicit measures of the sense of agency measure the same thing? PLOS ONE, 9, e110118. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110118

Dewey, J. A., Pacherie, E., & Knoblich, G. (2014). The phenomenology of controlling a moving object with another person. Cognition, 132, 383-397.

Dewey, J. A., & Carr, T. H. (2013). Predictable and self-initiated motion is judged to be slower than computer generated motion. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 987-995.

Dewey, J. A., & Carr, T. H. (2013). When dyads act in parallel, a sense of agency for the auditory consequences depends on the order of the actions. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 155-166.

Dewey, J. A., & Carr, T. H. (2012). Is that what I wanted to do? Cued vocalizations influence the phenomenology of controlling a moving object. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 507-525. Tong, F., Harrison,

Dewey, J. A., & Kamitani, Y. (2012). Relationship between BOLD amplitude and pattern classification of orientation-selective activity in the human visual cortex. Neuroimage, 63, 1212-22.

Dewey, J. A., Seiffert, A. E., & Carr, T. H. (2010). Taking credit for success: The phenomenology of control in a goal-directed task. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 48-62. Harrison, S., Kamitani, Y., Dewey, J., & Tong, F. (2007). Neural decoding reveals the orientation-selective properties of early human visual area. Journal of Vision, 7, 323-323a.

Dewey, J., Maier, F., Potter, W., Nute, D., Rauscher, H., Twery, M., Knopp, P., and Thomasma, S. (2006, July). Prescriptive treatment optimization using a genetic algorithm: a tool for forest management. In: Voinov, A., Jakeman, A., Rizzoli, A. (eds). Proceedings of the iEMSs Third Biennial Meeting: "Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". International Environmental Modeling and Software Society, Burlington, VT.

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