Pamela Elizabeth Clevenger M.A.

Section 1

Program Area: Cognitive


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  • Perception of and Memory for Visual Relations

Research Description

An important skill for every scientist or engineer is interpreting graphically-presented data, yet students--from the elementary level, all the way through college level--struggle with graph comprehension. At the core of this skill is our cognitive ability to perceive, attend, and remember relations between two or more things that we see. Reasoning about relations requires attention and therefore uses up cognitive resources. I study the limits of our ability to process visual relations and the cognitive mechanisms underlying these limits. I am interested in discovering ways to surpass these limits.


  • M.A. Psychology: University of Illinois
  • B.S. Psychology : University of Illinois
  • B.A. English Literature : University of Illinois
  • B.A. Rhetoric : University of Illinois
Section 2


Facilities Information

Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.