Kieth Carlson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Dickmeyer Hall 207


Kieth Carlson came to Valparaiso University in 2003.  He teaches statistics, general psychology, sensation and perception, and human cognition. His research is in the area of visual attention and “learning without awareness.” More specifically, his research investigates how participants’ response times are facilitated by specific kinds of perceptual events even when the participants are not “aware” of these perceptual events. He is also interested in how and why college students might become cynical toward their undergraduate institution. He has co-authored an instrument designed to measure cynical attitudes toward college with colleagues at other institutions. When not working he enjoys reading books on the relationship between science and religion, playing baseball/softball, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Ann, and son, Gerrit.


M.A., Ph.D. – University of Nebraska (1997)
B.A. – Gustavus Adolphus College

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Keith Carlson