Vita for Robert Frick


1986 University of Washington
  • Major: Cognitive Psychology
  • Degree: Ph.D.

1976 University of Michigan
  • Major emphasis: Psychology
  • Degree: Bachelor of General Studies

Work Experience

  • 8/1987 to 9/1989: NIMH Postdoctoral Training Grant at the University of Colorado.
  • 9/1989 to 8/1996: Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Frick, R. W. (1984). Using both an auditory and a visual short-term store to increase digit span. Memory & Cognition, 12, 507-514.
  • Frick, R. W. (1985a). Communicating emotion: The role of prosodic features. Psychological Bulletin, 97, 412-429.
  • Frick, R. W. (1985b). Testing visual short-term memory: Simultaneous versus sequential presentations. Memory & Cognition, 13, 346-356.
  • Frick, R. W., & De Rose, A. (1986a). The suffix effect and pre-attentive unit-formation in visual short-term memory. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 40, 97-108.
  • Frick, R. W. (1986a). The prosodic expression of anger: Differentiating threat and frustration. Aggressive Behavior, 12, 121-128.
  • Frick, R. W., & De Rose, A. (1986b). Attenuating the visual suffix effect with color. Memory & Cognition, 14, 391-397.
  • Frick, R. W. (1987a). The homogeneity effect in counting. Perception & Psychophysics, 41, 8-16.
  • Frick, R. W. (1987b). A dissociation of conscious visual imagery and visual short-term memory. Neuropsychologia, 25, 707-712.
  • Frick, R. W. (1988a). The role of memory in attenuations of the suffix effect. Memory & Cognition, 16, 15-22.
  • Hunt, E., Pellegrino, J. W., Frick, R. W., Farr, S. A., & Alderton, D. L. (1988). The ability to reason about movement in the visual field. Intelligence, 12, 77-100.
  • Frick, R. W. (1988b). Issues of representation and limited capacity in the auditory short-term store. British Journal of Psychology, 79, 213-240.
  • Frick, R. W. (1988c). Issues of representation and limited capacity in the visuo-spatial sketchpad. British Journal of Psychology, 79, 289-308.
  • Frick, R. W. (1989). Explanations of grouping in immediate ordered recall. Memory & Cognition, 17, 551-562.
  • Frick, R. W. (1989). Recency and the modality effect in immediate ordered recall. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 43, 494-511.
  • Frick, R. W. (1992). Interestingness. British Journal of Psychology, 83,113-128.
  • Frick, R. W. (1995). Accepting the null hypothesis. Memory & Cognition, 23, 132-138.
  • Frick, R. W., & Lee, Y. S. (1995) Implicit learning and concept learning. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48A, 762-782.
  • Frick, R. W. (1995). A problem with confidence intervals. American Psychologist, 50, 1102-1103.
  • Frick, R. W. (1996). The appropriate use of null hypothesis testing. Psychological Methods, 1, 379-390.
  • Frick, R. W. (1998). Interpreting statistical testing: Processes, not populations and random sampling. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 30, 527-535.
  • Frick, R. W. (1998). A better stopping rule for conventional statistical tests. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 30, 690-697.
  • Frick, R. W. (2000). Three treatments for chronic venous insufficiency: escin, hydroxyethylrutoside, and Daflon. Angiology, 51,197-205.
  • Lewis JP, Frick RW (1999) Row blindness in Gestalt grouping and developmental dyslexia. Neuropsychologia, 37:385-93.

Other Articles and Publications

  • Frick, R. W. (1986b). Is the force of response shaped by reinforcement? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 62, 267-277. [nonrefereed journal article]
  • Frick, R. W. (1990). The visual suffix effect in tests of the visual short-term store. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 28, 101-104. [nonrefereed journal article]
  • Hunt, E., Pellegrino, J. W., Abate, R., Alderton, D. L., Farr, S. A., Frick, R. W., & McDonald, T. P. Computer controlled testing of spatial-visual ability. Technical report submitted to the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, June, 1986.
  • Hunt, E., Frick, R., & Laden, B. Augmentation of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Technical report submitted to the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, February 1987.
  • Frick, R. W. (1995). A reply to Edgell. Memory & Cognition, 23, 526.
  • Frick, R. W. (1996). Collect what you want. Coins magazine, 58-62.


  • Frick, R. W., & Lee, Yuh-Shiow. Implicit Learning and Concept Learning. Psychonomic Society, November, 1990.
  • Lewis, J. P., & Frick, R. W. Dyslexia and Deficits in Gestalt Grouping. Psychonomic Society, November, 1994.
  • Frick, R. W. A better justification of statistical testing? Psychonomic Society, November, 1995.


  • Department of Psychology "Teacher of the Year" Award. 1994.

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
  • Canadian Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Cognition and Emotion Cognitive Psychology
  • Memory & Cognition Perception & Psychophysics
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills Psychological Bulletin
  • Psychological Methods Psychological Research
  • Psychological Review Psychological Science
  • Organizational Research Methods