John Paul Minda, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae 

 

Department of Psychology &

The Brain and Mind Institute

The University of Western Ontario

London, ON N6A 5C2

CANADA

Phone: (519) 661-2111 ex 84689

Email: jpminda@uwo.ca 

Web: http://www.mindalab.com/

Twitter @PaulMinda1

Education

Ph.D. Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2000

M.A. Psychology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1995

B.A. Psychology, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, 1992

Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2018–Present

Acting Chair, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2016–2016

Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2010–2014

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2009–Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, 2003–2009

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000–2003

Research Interests

Cognition; Concepts and Category Learning; Thinking and Reasoning; Mindfulness Meditation; Computational Modelling

Grants

Research Western Internal Research Programs, Strategic Support for NSERC Success, J. P. Minda (PI), Cognitive and Neurobiological Components of Categorization and Category Learning, $24,633, Jun 2018–May 2019.

 

Research Western Internal Research Programs, Strategic Support for SSHRC Success, Accelerator Grant, J. P. Minda (PI), Assessing the Cognitive Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation, $37,699, Jan 2016–December 2017.

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, J. P. Minda (PI), Assessing the Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace, $56,000, June 2015–April 2017.

 

Mitacs Elevate Grant, J. P. Minda (PI), Ruby T. D. Nadler (sponsored postdoctoral fellow), & Research Psychologists Press Inc (industry partner), Understanding the Cognitive Processes Involved in Faking Behavior, $114,000, Sept 2013–August 2015.

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Grant, J. P. Minda (PI), Cognitive Mechanisms Involved in Category Learning Behaviour, $125,000, April 2013–March 2018.

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Internal Research Grant, J. P. Minda (PI), Classification Learning and Complex Thinking Abilities in Normal Aging Populations, $6,000.00, October 2012.

 

Academic Development Fund, D. Jared (PI), K. McRae, J. P. Minda, S. Lupker, A. Katz, M. Joanisse, L. Archibald, Electrophysiological Studies of Language and Concept Processing, $81,660, June 2010–June 2011

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, K. McRae (PI), D. Jared, J. P. Minda, S. Lupker, A. Katz, M. Joanisse, Eyetracker for Language and Concepts Research Group, $54,353, April 2010–March 2011

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, M. A. Goodale (PI), J. C. Culham, P.L. Gribble, J. M. F. Joanisse, S. Köhler, J. P. Minda, D. Ansari, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Research in Cognitive Neuroscience, $98,178, April 2010–March 2011

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, J. P. Minda (PI), M. Goldszmidt, & W. Haddara The Use of Goal-Oriented Categories in Medical Thinking and Reasoning, $40,000, April 2009–April 2012

 

Academic Development Fund, J. P. Minda (PI), How Clinicians Think: An Investigation of the Cognitive Psychology of Medical Thinking and Reasoning, $8,428, June 2007–June 2008

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, J. P. Minda (PI), Category Learning and Decision Making, $85,000, April 2004–March 2009

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, J. P. Minda (PI), Computational Modeling Hardware and Software, $7,500, April 2004–March 2005

Awards and Fellowships

University Student Council Teaching Honour Roll, 2013, 2016–2018

Psychology Professor of the Year, awarded by Western Psychology Association, 2014, 2017

Richard M. Griffith Award, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2001

Beckman Institute Fellowship, $167,000 USD, University of Illinois, 2000–2003

Publications

* Indicates a student co-author under my supervision

 

Books and Chapters

 

Minda, J. P. (2015). The Psychology of Thinking: Reasoning, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving. London, UK: SAGE Publications, Ltd.

 

Minda, J. P. & Smith, J. D. (2011). Prototype models of categorization: Basic formulation, predictions, and limitations. In E. Pothos & A. Wills (Eds.) Formal Approaches in Categorization (pp 40–64) Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

 

Minda, J. P. & *Miles, S. J. (2010). The influence of verbal and nonverbal processing on category learning. In B.H. Ross (Ed.). The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 52 (pp 117–162). Burlington: Academic Press.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

*Miles, S. J., *Brashears, B. N., *Hatherley, J., & Minda, J. P. (under review) Prior verbal description of novel stimuli improves the learning of information integration categories but not rule-described categories, Memory & Cognition, MC-ORIG-18-18, Preprint

 

Minda, J. P., Cho, J., *Nielsen, E. G., Zhang, M. (under review).  Mindfulness and legal practice: A preliminary study of the effects of mindfulness meditation and stress reduction in lawyers, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. JOEM-17-6629. Preprint.

 

*Zhang, K. M., Prior, P. L., Swartzman, L. C., Unsworth, K. L., Suskin, N., & Minda, J. P. (under review). Explaining the causal links among risk factors, endothelial pathophysiology, symptoms and health behaviours in patient education: A cluster randomized controlled trial to enhance depth of patient understanding. Canadian Medical Association Journal.

 

*Rabi, R. R., Joanisse, M. F., *Zhu, T., & Minda, J. P.  (2018). Cognitive changes in conjunctive rule-based category learning: An ERP Approach.  Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioural Neuroscience, 18, 1034 - 1048. Preprint.

 

Paul, M. Fellner, M-C., Waldhauser, G., Minda, J. P., Axmacher, N., Suchan, B., & Wolf, O. (2018). Stress elevates frontal midline theta in feedback-based category learning of exceptions.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 719-833.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2017). Familiarization may minimize age-related declines in rule-based category learning. Psychology and Aging. 27, 654–674.

 

*Zhang, K. M., Swartzman, L. C., Patrella, R. J., Gill, D. P. & Minda, J. P. (2017). Explaining the causal links between illness management and symptom: development of an evidence-based patient education strategy. Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 1169-1176.

 

Schenk, S., Minda, J. P., Lech, R. K, & Suchan, B. (2016). Out of sight, out of mind: Categorization learning and normal aging. Neuropsychologia, 91, 222–233.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2016). Category learning in older adulthood: A study of the Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins (1961) tasks. Psychology and Aging, 31, 185–197.

 

Minda, J. P. & *Rabi, R. R. (2015). Ego depletion interferes with rule-defined category learning but not non-rule-defined category learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 35.

 

*Rabi, R. R., *Miles, S. J, & Minda, J. P. (2015) Learning categories via rules and similarity: comparing adults and children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 131, 149–169.

 

*Miles, S. J, *Matsuki, K., & Minda, J. P. (2014). Continuous executive function disruption interferes with application of an information integration categorization strategy. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1318–1334.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2014). Rule-based category learning in children: The role of age and executive functioning. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85316.

 

Goldszmidt, M., Minda, J. P., & Bordage, G. (2013). What physicians reason about during clinical encounters: Time to be more explicit. Academic Medicine 88, 230–337.

 

*Miles, S. J & Minda, J. P. (2012). Perceptual fluency can be used as a cue for categorization decisions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 737–742.

 

Goldszmidt, M., Minda, J. P., *Devantier, S. L., Skye, A. L., & Woods, N. N. (2011). Expanding the basic science debate: The role of physics knowledge in interpreting clinical findings, Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17, 547–555. (Note: Goldszmidt and Minda were listed alphabetically as co-first authors; I served as corresponding author)

 

*Miles, S. J & Minda, J. P. (2011). The effects of concurrent verbal and visual tasks on category learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 588–607.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., *Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2010). Better mood and better performance: learning rule-described categories is enhanced by positive mood. Psychological Science, 21, 1170–1776.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., & Haddara, W. (2009). Categorizing patients in a forced-choice triad task: The integration of context in patient management. PLoS ONE, 4(6), e5881.

 

Minda, J. P., Desroches, A. S., & Church, B. A. (2008). Learning rule-described and non-rule-described categories: A comparison of children and Adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 1518–1533.

 

Minda, J. P. & Ross, B. H. (2004). Learning categories by making predictions: Comparing direct and indirect processes of category learning, Memory & Cognition, 32, 1355–1368.

 

Smith, J. D., Minda, J. P., & Washburn, D. A. (2004). Category learning in rhesus monkeys: A study of the Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 398–414.

 

Minda, J. P. & Smith, J. D. (2002). Comparing prototype-based and exemplar-based accounts of category learning and attentional allocation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 275–292.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P. (2002). Distinguishing prototype-based and exemplar-based processes in category learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 800–811.

 

Minda, J. P. & Smith, J. D. (2001). Prototypes in category learning: The effects of category size, category structure, and stimulus complexity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 775–799.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P. (2001). Journey to the center of the category: The dissociation in amnesia between categorization and recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 984–1002.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P. (2000). Thirty categorization results in search of a model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 3–27.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P. (1998). Prototypes in the mist: The early epochs of category learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 1411–1430.

 

Smith, J. D., Murray, M. J., & Minda, J. P. (1997). Straight talk about linear separability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23, 659–680.

Published Conference Proceedings

 

*Zhang, K. M., Prior, P. L., Swartzman, L. C., Unsworth, K. L., Suskin, N. G., & Minda, J. P. (2016). Explaining causal links among risk factors, cardiovascular pathophysiology, symptoms and health behaviours: a randomized controlled trial of patient education strategies to enhance “deep” vs. “surface” level of knowledge. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 32(10), S111–S112.

 

*Zhang, K. M., Swartzman, L. C., & Minda, J. P. (2014). The influence of causal knowledge on the comprehension and retention of medical information among younger and older adults. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2014). Perceptual category learning: similarity and differences between children and adults. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., Skye, A. L., & Woods, N. N. (2011). Context and causal structure enhance memory for clinical details. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2011). The absence of positive affect is associated with complex rule use. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2011). Motivational influences on attentional scope. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Miles, S. J, & Minda, J. P. (2011). Perceptual fluency affects categorization decisions. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Minda, J. P., & *Miles, S. J (2009). Learning new categories: Adults tend to use rules while children sometimes rely on family resemblance. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2008). Physicians’ use of deep features: Expertise differences in patient categorization. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Minda, J. P., & Lin, P. S. L (2008). Regulatory fit effects in a nonlinearly separable category learning task. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

Harris, H. D. & Minda, J. P. (2006). An attention-based model of learning a function and a category in parallel. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

Harris, H. D. & Minda, J. P. (2005). Function Learning with an ensemble of linear experts and off-the-shelf category learning models. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

Invited Talks

 

Minda, J P. (2017, February). Verbal and nonverbal systems of category learning: A developmental perspective. Invited talk for Pediatric Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital, LHCS, London, ON.

 

Minda, J. P. (2012, March). Learning about categories: evidence for multiple cognitive systems. Invited Symposium presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA.

 

Minda, J. P. (2011, March). Verbal and nonverbal systems of category learning: A developmental perspective. Invited Symposium presented at the 2011 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Montréal Québec.

 

Minda, J. P. (2011, February). Categorization, classification, and cognition: how we learn what goes with what. Invited Talk at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

 

Minda, J. P. (2009, October). Verbal and nonverbal approaches to category learning. Cognitive Science Speaker Series, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

 

Minda, J. P. (2008, May). Category learning in adults, children, and rhesus macaques. Invited Colloquium at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

 

Minda, J. P. (2008, February). Category learning in adults, children, and rhesus macaques.  Invited Talk at Huron University College, London, ON.

 

Minda, J. P., *Devantier, S. L., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2008, February). Clinical thinking about goals, solutions, and patient management: The effects of expertise. Invited Talk at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

 

Minda, J. P. (2003, May). Prototypes and exemplars in categorization. Invited talk at the Beckman Fellows Symposium, Urbana, Illinois.

 

Conference Presentations and Posters

 

Minda, J. P. , *Hatherley, J. A, *Brashears, B. (November 2018). Prior Verbal Description of Exemplars Facilitates the Learning of Information Integration Categories, Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

*Ruiz Pardo, A. C. & Minda, J. P. Re-examining the “Brain Drain” Effect: Replicating Ward et al. (2017), Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

*Zhu T. & Minda, J. P. (July 2018). Evidence for idiom processing advantage of L1 Idioms in an L2. Talk presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences. St John’s, NL.

 

*Hatherley, J. J.  & Minda, J. P. (November 2017).  Attentional preference after a mindfulness intervention. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

 

*Rabi, R. R., Joanisse, M. F., *Zhu, T., & Minda, J. P.  (June 2017).  An ERP investigation into the physiological correlates of conjunctive rule category learning. Talk presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences. Regina, SK.

 

*Nielsen, E. G., Cho, J., & Minda, J. P.  (May 2017).  The mindful lawyer: Mindfulness meditation improves the emotional well-being of lawyers. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (November 2016). Category learning in older adulthood: The role of age and executive functioning. Talk presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

 

*Zhang, K. M., Prior, P. L., Swartzman, L.C., Unsworth, K. L., Suskin, N. G., Minda, J. P. (2016). Explaining causal links among risk factors, cardiovascular pathophysiology, symptoms and health behaviours: a randomized controlled trial of patient education strategies to enhance “deep” vs. “surface” level of knowledge. Talk presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Montréal Québec.

 

*Zhu T. & Minda, J. P. (May 2016). The depletion of self-regulatory resources reduces performance on some subsequent tasks but not on all tasks. Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research Conference, London, ON.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Ruiz Pardo, A. & Minda, J. P. (November 2015). Using eye-tracking to investigate faking on personality assessments. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

 

Minda, J. P., *Nadler, R. T. D., *Rabi, R. R. & *Nielsen, E. G. (November, 2015). Context, category learning, and cognitive control: environmental context affects the learning of rule-described and non rule-described categories, Talk presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Chicago, IL.

 

*Nielsen, E. G. & Minda, J. P. (May 2015). Creativity in the coffee shop: Ambient noise may improve performance on creativity tasks, but not on categorization tasks. Poster presented at the 27th APS Annual Convention, New York, NY, USA.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (May 2015). Declining executive control in normal aging predicts changes in category learning abilities. Poster presented at the 27th APS Annual Convention, New York, NY, USA.

 

*Nielsen, E. G., *Rabi, R. R., & Minda, J. P. (March 2015). When the mind is exhausted, performance suffers on rule-based tasks. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

*Nielsen, E. G., & Minda, J. P. (February 2015). The effects of ambient noise on cognitive functioning. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (LOVE) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

 

*Zhang, K. M., Swartzman, L. C., & Minda, J. P. (July 2014). The influence of causal knowledge on the comprehension and retention of medical information among younger and older adults. Talk presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (July 2014). Perceptual category learning: similarity and differences between children and adults. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Poster presented of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (July, 2014). The effects of ego depletion on category learning. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Toronto, ON.

 

*Nielsen, E. G. & Minda, J. P. (July, 2014). The coffee shop effect: Investigating the relationship between ambient noise and cognitive functioning. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Toronto, ON.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (Nov 2013). Similarities and differences between children and adults when learning novel perceptual categories. Talk presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, ON.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (June 2013). The relationship between rule-based category learning and executive functioning in children and adults. Poster presentation at the 23rd Annual Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Calgary, AB.

 

*Miles, S. J & Minda, J. P. (May, 2013). Executive functions play different roles in verbal and nonverbal category learning. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

 

Minda, J. P., *Miles, S. J, *Nadler, R. T. D., & *Rabi, R. R. (November, 2012). Did your subjects eat breakfast?  Individual and uncontrolled variables can affect performance. Talk presented at the 53st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

 

*Miles, S. J, *Rabi, R. R., & Minda, J. P. (2012, June). To what extent does category learning rely on executive functions?  Evidence from child development and concurrent tasks. Talk presented at the 22nd annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Kingston, ON.

 

*Rabi, R. R. & Minda, J. P. (2012, May). Age-related improvements in rule-based categorization: The role of inhibitory control. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

*Miles, S. J, & Minda, J. P. (2012, May). Order of learning biases the competition between category-learning systems. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2012, May). Regulatory focus influences the breadth of categorization. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

Minda, J. P. (2012, March) Learning about categories: evidence for multiple cognitive systems. Invited Symposium presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA.

 

Goldszmidt, M., Minda, J. P., Bordage, G. (2011, November). Research on clinical reasoning: More than making a diagnosis. Talk presented at the Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference. Vienna, Austria.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., Skye, A. L., & Woods, N. N. (2011, July). Context and causal structure enhance memory for clinical details. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2011, July). The absence of positive affect is associated with complex rule use. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2011, July). Motivational influences on attentional scope. Talk presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

*Miles, S. J., & Minda, J. P. (2011, July). Perceptual fluency affects categorization decisions. Talk presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

Minda, J. P (2011, March) Verbal and nonverbal systems of category learning: A developmental perspective. Talk presented at the 2011 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Montréal Québec.

 

Minda, J. P. & *Nadler, R. T. D. (2010, November). Mood, cognitive flexibility, and category learning. Talk presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

 

Minda, J. P., & *Miles, S. J. (2010, November). The effect of verbal description on the competition between categorization systems. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

 

Minda, J. P. & *Miles, S. J. (2009, November). Visual working memory: its effects on learning rule-defined and non-rule-defined categories. Talk presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

 

Minda, J. P. & *Nadler, R. T. D. (2009, November). The effects of regulatory focus on perceptual triad classification. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2009, November). Integrating context in clinical thinking: Themes and categories activated during the patient encounter. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston, MA.

 

Minda, J. P., & *Miles, S. J. (2009, July). Learning new categories: Adults tend to use rules while children sometimes rely on family resemblance. Poster presented at the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2009, May). How physicians think about patients in non-diagnostic settings. Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, St. Catherines, ON.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2009, May). Themes in physicians’ thinking when the primary diagnosis is not at issue. Poster presented at the Department of Medicine Research Day 2009, London, ON.

 

*Miles, S. J., & Minda, J. P. (2009, May). Memory processes used during a categorization decision. Poster presented at the 5th annual Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Minda, J. P. & Hayden, E. (2009, May). Effects of depression on category learning. Poster presented at the 5th annual meeting of the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

 

*Miles, S. J. & Minda, J. P. (2008, November). Rule-defined and non-rule-defined category learning in children. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., & Haddara, W. (2008, August). The effects of experience on goal-oriented categories: Are experts always best?  Talk presented at the Sixth International Conference on Thinking, Venice, Italy.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2008, July). Physicians’ use of deep features: Expertise differences in patient categorization. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, DC.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Minda, J. P., & Lin, P. S. L. (2008, July). Regulatory fit effects in a nonlinearly separable category learning task. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, DC.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Haddara, W., Goldszmidt, M., & Minda, J. P. (2008, June). Using goal-oriented categories to group patients: The effects of expertise. Poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 18th Annual Meeting, London, ON.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Lin, P. S. L., & Minda, J. P. (2008, June). Effects of reward structure and motivational focus on decision-making. Poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 18th Annual Meeting, London, ON.

 

Minda, J. P., *Devantier, S. L., Haddara, W., & Goldszmidt, M. (2008, May). The effects of medical expertise in a forced-choice triad task. Talk presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Waterloo, ON.

 

Goldszmidt M. , Haddara W., *Devantier, S. L., & Minda, J. P.Ê (2008, May). The forced-choice triad task:Ê A novel approach to studying expertise development in medical management and diagnosis.Ê Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal, QC.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D., Lin, P. S. L., & Minda, J. P. (2008, February). Motivational factors in decision-making: Effects of regulatory fit on strategies in category learning. Poster presented at the 3rd annual Judgment and Decision Making Pre-conference at the 9th annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2007, November). Motivational focus interacts with reward structure in category learning. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., & Haddara, W. (2007, October). Using goal-oriented categories to classify patients: The effects of expertise. Presentation at GAMES Education Symposium, London, ON.

 

*Devantier, S. L., Minda, J. P., Goldszmidt, M., Haddara, W., & Zibrowski, E. (2007, June). How physicians think about managing patients. Poster presentation at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science , Victoria, BC.

 

*Nadler, R. T. D. & Minda, J. P. (2007, May). Classification and prediction: The role of task order. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Minda, J. P. & Desroches, A. S. (2006, November). Category learning in children and adults: can Kids learn to follow the rules?  Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, TX.

 

Minda, J. P., *Devantier, S. L., Goldszmidt, M., & Haddara, W. (2006, October). How clinicians think: a case for management. Presentation at GAMES Education Symposium, London, ON.

 

Harris, H. D., & Minda, J. P. (2006, July) An attention-based model of learning a function and a category in parallel. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC.

 

Minda, J. P. (2006, May.) Learning logical categories: A comparison of children and adults. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

 

Minda, J. P. (2005, July). Comparative and developmental differences in category learning. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Montréal Québec.

 

Harris, H. D. & Minda, J. P. Learning functions with an ensemble of linear experts and an off-the-shelf categorizer. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Stressa, Italy.

 

Minda, J. P. (2004, November). Learning categories really fast, evidence for multiple category representations. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis Minnesota.

 

Minda, J. P. & Ross, B. H. (2003, November). Indirect category learning. Poster presented at the 44rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Minda, J. P. (2002, November). A model of prototype and exemplar learning. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Minda, J. P. (2002, June). Modeling prototype and exemplar learning. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Minda, J. P., & Ross, B. H. (2002, June). Learning categories by making predictions. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Minda, J. P., & Ross, B. H. (2002, March). Learning about categories by making predictions. Poster presented at the Beckman Institute Open House, Urbana, Illinois.

 

Smith, J. D., Minda, J. P., & Washburn, D. A. (2001, November). Shepard, Hovland, Jenkins, and monkeys. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, Florida.

 

Minda, J. P. (2001, April). The effects of deadlines and concurrent tasks on categorization performance. Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Smith, J. D., Minda, J. P., & Washburn, D. A. (2001, April). A possible discontinuity in categorization between humans and non-human primates: The case of the Shepard, Hovland, and Jenkins tasks. Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P., (2000, November). The dissociation in amnesia between categorization and recognition. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Smith, J. D., & Minda, J. P., (2000, April). The categorization-recognition dissociation in amnesia. Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Minda, J. P., Smith, J. D., & Church, B. A. (1999, November). Have I seen that cat before?  Dissociations and interactions between categorization and recognition memory. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, California.

 

Minda, J. P., & Smith, J. D. (1999, April). Prototypes in category learning. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Minda, J. P., & Smith, J. D. (1998, November). Thirty categorization results in search of a model. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.

 

Minda, J. P., & Smith, J. D. (1998, April). Prototypes, sage, exemplars, and thyme. Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Minda, J. P., & Smith, J. D. (1997, November). Prototypes in category learning. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Supervision

Principal Supervisor, Postdoctoral Fellows

Ruby T. D. Nadler, 2013–2015

 

Principal Advisor, Ph.D.

Joshua Hatherley, 2017–present

Ana Ruiz Pardo, 2017–present

Emily Nielsen, 2015–present

Bryan Grant (joint supervision), 2017–present

Karen Zhang (joint supervision), 2013–2017 (Ph.D. granted January 2017)

Rachel Rabi, 2012–2016 (Ph.D. granted August 2016)

Sarah J. Miles, 2009–2013 (Ph.D. granted July 2013)

Ruby T. D. Nadler, 2008–2013 (Ph.D. granted July 2013)

Principal Advisor, M.Sc.

Bailey Brashears, 2017–present

Tianshu Zhu, 2016–present

Joshua Hatherley, 2015–2017

Ana Ruiz Pardo, 2015–2017

Emily Nielsen, 2013–2015

Rachel Rabi, 2010–2012

Sarah J. Miles, 2007­–2009

Ruby T. D. Nadler, 2006–2008

Sarah L. Devantier, 2006–2008

Ph.D. Committee/Exam

2016–2020, Moria Sokolowski, Eriko Matsiku, Melissa Care, Xuan Pan, Avital Sternin, Sarah Mackrell, Celina Kacperski (Kinesiology), Sarah Stanton

2011–2015, Guillaume Beaulac (Philosophy), Taylor A. Kohut, Gail Leizerovici (Business), Sandra Monteiro (McMaster University), Kazunaga Matsuki, Andrea Bowes, John Campbell, Theodore Noseworthy (Business), Kurt Peters, Matthew Waxer, Jason Perry

2006–2010, Christopher O’Conner, Gareth Doherty (Philosophy), Meredith Young (McMaster University), Karen Hussey, Chris McNorgan

2001–2005, Aneta Kielar, Tamsen Taylor, Tammy McKenzie

Masters Committee/Exam

2016–2020, Samantha Goldsmith, Mirrah Maziyah Mohamed, Daniel Karlas, Alexa Rempel, Patrick Feeley (Music), Daniel Nedjadrasul, Mikayla Keller, Rebecca Factor, Bryan Grant

2011–2015, Nicolette B. Noonan, Mark McPhedran, James Boylan, Samantha Ponderac, Peter Ngyun

2006–2010, Daniel Trinh

2001–2005, John Campbell, Jason Perry, Chris McNorgan

Comprehensive Exam/Independent Study

2016–2020, Katerin Rnic, Laura Cabral, Byran Grant

2011–2015, Daniel Cameron, Karen Zhang, Rebecca McDermot, Krista MacPhereson

2006–2010, Kazunaga Matsuki, Jason Perry, Ray Grondin, Rachel Rabi

2001–2005, John Campbell, Amy Desroches, Karen Hussey, Tamsen Taylor

Undergraduate Honours Thesis

2016–2020, Bryn Davis, Taylor Goodfield, Lauryn Martin, Sophie Wharmby, Victoria Wiebe, Lu Guo

2011–2015, Lorena Cevallos Selinas, Melissa Custoreri, Brittany Ammendolia, Toka Zhu, Monica DaSilva, Ilan Zimner, Dafna Sudai, Erika Nicole Busk, Lindsay Starosta, Kevin Seth Fortinsky

2006–2010, Kim Abramowitz, Kristina Nikolova, Robin Hunter, James Boylen, Yonatan Rosenblum, Claire Anne Mare Salisbury, Deborah Isaac, Jacqueline Rubinstein

2001–2005, Sarah Butson, Joann Lim, Meaghan Noonan

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Cognition, 2135

Introduction to Sensation and Perception, 2115

Psychology of Thinking, 3130

Psychology of Thinking, 3130 Distance Studies (authoring)

Graduate Courses

Fundamental Issues in Cognition, 9100

Concepts & Categories, 9111

Reasoning & Decision Making, 9156

Departmental Service

Administrative

Acting Department Chair, 2016

Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs, 2010–2014

 

Committees

BMI Director Search Committee, 2018

Psychology Department Chair Selection Committee, 2018

Clinical Search Committee 2017–2018

Graduate Affairs 2014–2016

Annual Performance Review, 2005–2007, 2016–Present

Appointments, 2004–2006, 2009–2011

Graduate Selection, 2003–2004

Social Science Awards, 2004–2006

Space and Facilities, 2007–2009

University Subcommittee on Program Review-Graduate 2010–12

Workload, Resource, and Planning, 2007–2009

Other University Service

Space and Facilities Subcomittee Chair, Brain and Mind Institute, 2017–2018

MOVE team, Brain and Mind Institute, 2017–2018

Contemporary, Effective Scholar Working Group, 2016–Present

Three Minute Thesis Faculty Coordinator 2014–Present

SSHRC CGSD University Ranking Committee, 2011–Present

SSHRC CGSM University Ranking Committee, 2011–Present

OGS Ranking Committee, 2013–2015

Department Colloquium Series Organizer, 2006–2008

Picnic Committee, 2004–2006

United Way Campaign, 2003–2005

Research Groups

Core Member: The Brain and Mind Institute

Core Member: Language and Concepts Research Group

Co-Organizer: Philosophy and Psychology Research Group

Member, Centre for Education Research & Innovation

Professional Service

Consulting Editor

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 2005–Present

Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 2011–2017

Ad Hoc Reviewer

American Journal of Psychology, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, The Journal of Memory and Language, Memory & Cognition, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Grant and Award Reviewer

National Science Foundation (NSF) College of Reviewers, 2013-2014.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Panel Chair, 2010, 2011

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Panel, 2008–2009

Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) University Ranking Committee, 2011–Present

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Conference Co-organizer

Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, & Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), London, ON, 2008

Cognitive Science Society: Program Committee, 2008–2010

36th Annual LOVE Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, 2007

Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science

Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science,

Psychonomic Society

John Paul Minda, PhD                                                                                              Nov 1, 2018