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College of Liberal Art & Sciences » Psychology » Faculty
Patricia Siple
Patricia Siple, Associate Professor
Rm. 8206.2, 5057 Woodward, 8th Floor
Research Area
Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology
(313) 577-5248

Research Interests

Basic cognitive studies of the representation and processing of concepts and words, sign language processing, and language acquisition.


Undergraduate Courses:
  • PSY 308 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 304 Psychology of Perception
  • PSY 301 Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 575 Engineering Psychology

Graduate Courses:

  • PSY 708 Human Cognition
  • PSY 710 Conceptual Behavior
  • PSY 872 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology: Engineering Psychology


Recent Publications

Siple, P. (1997). Universals, generalizability and the acquisition of signed language. In M. Marschark, P. Siple, D. Lillo-Martin, R. Campbell, & V. S. Everhart, (Eds.), Relations of language and thought: The view from sign language and deaf children. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Richmond-Welty, D. E. G, & Siple, P. (1999). Differentiating the use of gaze in bilingual-bimodal language acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 26, 321-328.

Siple, P. (In press, 2000). Attentional resources and working memory: A new framework for the study of the impact of deafness on cognition. To appear in H. Lane & K. Emmorey (Eds.), The signs of language revisited: An anthology to honor Ursula Bellugi and Edward Klima. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.


Agency: Ford - GM Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP)
Title: CAMP Questionnaire Survey Studies
Principal Investigator
Dates: 1998

Agency: Ford - GM Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP)
Principal Investigator
Title: CAMP Human Factors Studies
Dates: 1997-1998

Agency: General Motors Contract #CPB 09621
Principal Investigator
Title: Research on Driver Behavior
Dates: 1996


1994 Women of Wayne Alumni Association Service Award, Honorable Mention

1968 Phi Beta Kappa, Graduate with Distinction

1986-1987 Wayne State University Career Development Chair Award


Baccalaureate: Indiana University, 1968, A.B., Bloomington, Indiana
Graduate: University of California, San Diego, 1975, Ph.D., La Jolla, California



5057 Woodward Ave. 7th Floor
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2800
Fax: (313) 577-7636
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/psychology
Email: ac0576@wayne.edu