Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Burt Thompson

Dr. Burt Thompson

Professor and Chair of Psychology

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(716) 286-8521
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 107


Dr. Thompson began teaching at NU part-time in 1985, and joined the faculty on a full-time basis as an Assistant Professor in 1987.  He has a variety of research interests in the areas of human learning, memory, and perception. Currently Dr. Thompson and his students are studying various factors that affect eyewitness memory, face perception, and identification accuracy.  His Memory and Cognition lab is located in room 107 of the DePaul science building.  Dr. Thompson teaches Introductory Psychology (Psy 101), Research Methodology (Psy 222), Cognitive Psychology (Psy 331), Special Topics courses (Psy 307) related to his research interests, and Senior Seminar (Psy 481).


Ph.D. (1985) and M.A. (1982) in Experimental Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

B.S. (1980) in Psychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University