Joe MaglianoJoseph Magliano, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL)
Professor of Psychology

Phone: (815)753-0805
Fax: (815)753-8088
jmagliano@niu.edu
Office: PM 361

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: University of Memphis 1992

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on how people understand what they read and watch (e.g., understanding a movie). I’m interested in understanding the mental processes that support comprehension and the nature of memory representations that we create for events depicted in text and film. I’m also interested in developing new ways to detect struggling readers and help them become successful comprehenders.

FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES

  • Psych 245 Critical Thinking
  • Psych 412 Learning and Memory
  • Psych 400 The Psychology of Language
  • Psych 610 Cognitive Psychology

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • Woehrle, J. L., & Magliano, J. P. (2012).  Time flies faster if a person has a high working-memory capacity. Acta Psychologica, 139, 314-319.
  • Magliano, J. P., & Zacks, J. M. (2011). The impact of continuity editing in narrativefilm on event segmentation. Cognitive Science, 35, 1489-1517.
  • McCrudden, M. T., Magliano, J. P., & Schraw, G. (2011). The effects of diagrams ononline reading processes and memory. Discourse Processes, 48, 69-92.
  • Magliano, J. P., Millis, K.K., The RSAT Development Team, Levinstein, I.,& Boonthum, C. (2011). Assessing comprehension during reading with the readingstrategy assessment Tool (RSAT). Metacognitionand Learning, 6, 131-154.
  • McCrudden, M. T., Magliano, J. P., & Schraw, G. (2010). Exploring how relevancyinstructions affect personal reading intentions, reading goals, and textprocessing: A mixed-methods study. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 35, 229-241.
  • McNamara, D. S., & Magliano, J. P. (2009). Towards a comprehensive model ofcomprehension. In B. Ross (Ed), Thepsychology of learning and motivation, vol. 51, (pp. 297-284). New York, NY, US: Elsevier Science.
  • McNamara, D. S., & Magliano, J. P. (2009). Towards a comprehensive model ofcomprehension. In B. Ross (Ed), Thepsychology of learning and motivation, vol. 51, (pp. 297-284). New York, NY, US: Elsevier Science.
  • Kurby, C.A., Magliano, J.P., Rapp, D.N. (2009). Those voices in your head: Activationof auditory images during reading. Cognition, 112, 457-461.
  • Magliano, J.P.,  Skowronski, J.J., Britt, M.A., Güss, C.D., & Forsythe, C. (2008). What do you want? How perceivers usecues to make goal inferences about others. Cognition, 106, 594-632.

REPRESENTATIVE GRANTS

  • US Department of Education grant for “Acquiring research investigative and evaluative skills (ARIES) for scientific inquiry ” (September 2007-August 2011). K.,K. Millis (Project Director), M. A., Britt (Co-PI), J. P., Maglianom (C0-PI), K. Wiemer-Hasting (Co-PI), $1.986,743
  • US Department of Education grant for “Assessing reading skill with verbal protocols and latent semantic analysis” (July 2004-June 2008). J.P. Magliano (PI) & K.,K. Millis (Co-PI), $1.560,506.