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  • Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P., J.L. Matthews and T. Matlock. 2015. Framing the past: How virtual experience affects bodily description of artefacts. Journal of Cultural Heritage.

  • Galeazzi, F., P. Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco and J.L. Matthews. 2015. Comparing 2D pictures with 3D replicas for the digital preservation and analysis of tangible heritage. Museum Management and Curatorship.

  • Matlock, T., D. Sparks, J.L. Matthews, J. Hunter and S. Huette. 2014. Smashing new results on aspectual framing: How people talk about car accidents (invited reprint). In Theory and Data in Cognitive Linguistics, edited by . Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.

  • Matthews, J.L., J. Huberty, J. Vener, Y. Gao, L. Ransdell and S. Elavsky. 2013. Developing an instrument to measure physical activity related self-worth in women: Rasch analysis of the Women’s Physical Activity Self-Worth Inventory (WPASWI). Psychology of Sport and Exercise 14: 111-121.

  • Sharps, M.J., J.L. Matthews and J. Asten. 2012. Belief in the paranormal may be linked to mental illness. In Paranormal Phenomena, edited by N. Piehl. San Diego, CA: Gale Cengage Learning.

  • Matlock, T., D. Sparks, J.L. Matthews, J. Hunter and S. Huette. 2012. Smashing new results on aspectual framing: How people talk about car accidents. Studies in Language 36: 699-720.

  • Matthews, J.L., S. Huette, Y. Huang, M. Kallmann and T. Matlock. 2011. Gesture variants and cognitive constraints for interactive virtual reality training systems. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 351-354. Palo Alto, CA: ACM Press.

  • Huang, Y., J.L. Matthews, T. Matlock and M. Kallmann. 2011. Modeling gaze behavior for virtual demonstrators. In Proceedings paper of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, edited by H. Vilhjálmsson, 155-161. Reykjavík, Iceland: Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

  • Matthews, J.L. and T. Matlock. 2011. Understanding the link between spatial distance and social distance. Social Psychology 42: 185-192.

  • Matthews, J.L. and T. Matlock. 2010. The spatial and temporal underpinnings of social distance. In Spatial Cognition VII, LNAI 6222, edited by C. Hölscher, 19-31. Mt. Hood, OR: Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

  • Matthews, J.L. 2007. Hidden sexism: Facial prominence and its connections to gender and occupational status in popular print media. Sex Roles 57: 515-590.

  • Matthews, J.L., M.J. Sharps and J. Asten. 2006. Cognition and belief in paranormal phenomena: Gestalt/feature-intensive processing theory and tendencies toward ADHD, depression, and dissociation. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied 140: 579-590.

  • Sharps, M.J., A.B. Villegas and J.L. Matthews. 2005. Cognition at risk: Gestalt/feature-intensive processing and cigarette smoking in college students. Journal of Current Psychology 24: 102-112.

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Educational Background

  • 2014 – Ph.D., University of California, Merced (Cognitive and Information Sciences)

  • 2011 – M.S., University of California, Merced (Social and Cognitive Sciences)

  • 2005 – M.A., California State University, Fresno (Experimental Psychology)

  • 2002 – B.A., California State University, Fresno (Psychology)

  • 2000 – A.A., College of the Sequoias (Liberal Studies)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2020 – Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Application, CSU Monterey Bay - Academic Senate

  • 2012 – UC Merced Fletcher Jones Fellow, Fletcher Jones Foundation

  • 2009 – Faculty Mentor Program Fellow, University of California, Merced

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