Dr. Bohémier is in his
nineteenth year of teaching
at C-SC. Dr. Bohémier earned his B.A. in psychology from
England College in Springfield, Massachusetts and his M.A. and
Ph.D. in Experimental Cognitive Psychology from the
State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Bohémier
also holds two Ph.D. minors: one in Developmental Cognition and
Systems Science. Dr.
Bohémier is an associate member of the
The Society for
Computers in Psychology,
Advanced Research Methods in
Altered states of Consciousness
Career Seminar in Psychology
Communicating in Psychology
Death and Dying
Exploratory and Professional
History and Systems of Psychology
Introduction to Research Methods
Memory and Cognition
Principles of Ethology
Psychology of Advertising
Psychology of Film and Cinema
Psychology of Language
Psychology of Music
Psychology of Reading
Self-Awareness and Human Relationships
Senior Seminar in Psychology
Sensation and Perception
On the Horizon:
Relationships, Fall 3-week session, 2013
Cognitive Science, Spring 12-week session, 2014
Psychology of Queuing, Spring 3-week session,
Hobart and William Smith Colleges and at SUNY Binghamton
A Sampling of Student-Related
Faculty Advisor, Psi Chi Chapter 881
(1996 - fall 2012). Faculty Co-advisor, spring 2013
Received certificates of
appreciation for outstanding service as a faculty advisor in
1996, 1998, and 2007. Established the Psi Chi chapter at
Culver-Stockton College in 1996. Member of Psi
Chi for forty years. Charter
president of Psi Chi at Western New England College and during that time
earned a student service award. Nominated for a New
England Psychological Association Undergraduate (Psi Chi) Research Award
while an undergraduate.
Psychology Club, fall 1994 - spring 1998. (The Psychology
Club Homecoming float won 3rd prize out of 78 entrants in the 1998
Occupational Therapy Club,
Pre-Occupational Therapy Program,
fall 2006 - spring
Exploratory and Advanced Internships
Undergraduate Research Projects, 1994-2007 and spring 2012
Between the spring
of 1994 and the spring of 2012), more than 180 students from
Culver-Stockton College have conducted an original psychological
research project under my supervision. Many of these students have gone on to present
papers or posters at Regional and National conferences, and some
students have had their research published.
Supervises psychology students in
the Earn and learn program (Now called "student employees.")
Organizes trips to conferences. Annual trips to the Midwestern
Psychological Association Conference and the
The ILLOWA Conference
Faculty coordinator of the ILLOWA
conference hosted by CSC in 1998, 2007, and 2013.
Editor of the Psychology Department's
Chair (1994 - 2008; spring 2012) and member (2009 - 2011) of C-SC's
Psychological Research Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Chair of the psychology department
fall 2003 - spring 2010 and spring 2012 - present
Department of psychology learning
Serves as a reviewer of undergraduate manuscripts for the
Journal of Psychological Inquiry
Serves as a reviewer of textbooks and software for many
Serves as an Evaluator for Pillars Scholarships.
Listed in the Culver-Stockton College's
Participates in "Hit the Hill Days" and Family Weekends.
Server: Thanksgiving Dinners.
Hosted the Psychology Club's annual picnic (1994-1999, 2007) and
Psi Chi's annual picnic (1996–present).
Participated in the now defunct host family program for C-SC's
Academic Standards Committee
ACE: Academic and Cultural Affairs
Committee on Faculty
Social and Behavioral sciences
To investigate gender differences in olfactory memory as modulated
by controlled verses automatic processing of olfactory stimuli.
To investigate the effects of asynchronous (background) music on
memory using stimuli normed for familiarity.
To investigate the relationship between memory
retrieval and eye-movements during eyewitness testimony.
To investigate the
role of schemas on perception of astronomical observational
PSYCHOLOGY OF READING
To investigate the input description
under which the lexicon is addressed.
To investigate and time-lock orthographic and phonological neighborhood density effects
during word recognition.
To investigate factors of word recognition as shown by spontaneous
To investigate interference effects
during word recognition of those with multiple lexicons.
To investigate the importance of
intrinsic motivation in fostering undergraduate academic research (Sabbatical,
A Sampling of
Bohémier, G. (1999). The
role of neighborhood rhyme during visual word recognition. Ex
Scientia. 5(1). pp. 85-103.
Bohémier, G. (2000). Is there a role of neighborhood density in
skilled reading? Ex Scientia. 6(1). pp. 81-99.
Bohémier, G., Hurley, J., Kent, A., Mast, M., Plenge, C., & Jones,
K. (2001) Biodots: Help or Hype? Ex Scientia. 7(1).
Inhoff, A. W., Bohémier, G., & Briihl D. (1992). Integration of
text across fixations in reading and copytyping. In K. Rayner (Ed.),
Eye movements and visual cognition: Scene perception and reading.
New York: Springer-Verlag. pp. 355-368.
Inhoff, A.W., Briihl, D., Bohémier, G. &, Wang, J. (1992). Eye-hand
span and coding of text during copytyping. Journal of
Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition,
18(2). pp. 298-306.
Recent Conference Presentations
Anderson, R., Bohémier, G., & Case, K. (2009, April). Creative
tips for teaching writing skills. Midwestern Psychological
Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
Bohémier, G., Booth, S.,
McDonald, B., Simon, M., & Tharp, B. (2008, May). The effect of
familiar background music varying in tempo on cognitive performance.
Association for Psychological Science Conference, Chicago, IL.
Served as the AL's Chairperson of the Northeast
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers
Served as a tutor for
the equipment and techniques division
Springfield (MA) Telescope and Reflector Society (S.T.A.R.S.)
Served as the
societies' President and newsletter editor
The Webb Society
• Honorary Messier Certificate
• Herschel Certificate (#25,
• Northeast Regional
Astronomical League Service Award (1993)
Conducts astronomy talks and observational astronomy sessions for Girl Scouts,
regional secondary schools, and local churches.
• Involved in many
local community fund-raising activities for non-profit
Participates in many of Culver-Stockton Colleges Community
• Listed in
Culver-Stockton College’s Community Speaker’s Directory.
• Participates in career fairs and
is often a guess speaker in interdisciplinary classroom discussions.
• Serves as a judge in
regional science fairs.
• Served as a SPSS and
IRB consultant for the Blessing Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
• Served as computer
consultant for Palmyra, MO Public Library.
• Served as project
leader for the Canton 4-H Club.
• Supporter of the
Quincy, IL Museum of Natural History and Art.
• Supporter and
advocate of light trespass and light pollution laws.
• Active member of the Sierra Club:
• Active member of
Clearing Skies, a regional environmental protection group.
On a more
I live in Canton, Missouri near the
college. I was born and raised in Massachusetts in the Connecticut
Valley region of the state in the second largest city in New
England, and NYC and Boston were relatively close-by. As a
result of my urban upbringing, occasionally I
have got to "get out of Dodge" and get my “city-fix” (e.g., Chicago)
so I know the real world of cultural and ethnic diversity still
exists, and it is not just an illusion like Plato's shadows on the
When I am in Chicago, which is my favorite city outside of Europe
(Paris is my favorite!), I like to find different and unique
restaurants, walk or bike around the lake, and go to the museums. In
the evening I might take in an off-Broadway play or the CSO. Sometimes, I
like seek out a nice intimate blues or jazz club.
Regarding hobbies, my principal hobby is observational astronomy
and my astronomy website may be accessed
HERE. But I'm
also an eclectic hobbyist: Some days you may
find me with a telescope looking for obscure
or with a microscope studying spores (my specialty is
On other days you may find me collecting fossils, rocks,
meteorites, or just watching nature. On still other days you
may find me reading, constructing mysterious objects, watching
vintage sci-fi or classic romantic movies--I like the ones from made
between 1930 and 1965, or listening to avant-garde classical or
progressive rock music.
Regarding music, I'm pretty eclectic.
I like to listen to Classic and Progressive rock (Rush, Yes, Moody
Blues, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Sting,
Queen, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Muse, Heart,
Evanescence, early Genesis, Marillion, etc.); Jazz and Blues (Diana
Krall, Pat Methany, Sarah Vaughn, John Lee Hooker, etc.); Folk and
Folk Rock (Joan Baez, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Juliet
Wyers, KT Tunstall, Richie Havens, etc.); Classical -- I
particularly like French avant-garde and more contemporary composers
such as John Adams, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. (My classical
collection is huge; you name it and I probably have it.) I also like
to listen to the standards sung by Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and
Frank Sinatra. Additionally, I like to listen to Jewel, Melissa
Etheridge, Indigo girls, and Isabelle Boulay. Finally,
If you time it right, you may find me
playing on my vintage
Guild 1959, Model X-50
Cordoba guitar or just having fun with my iPad
and listening to Pandora.
Regarding activities, I like water skiing,
boating, cross-country skiing, hiking,
swimming, camping, geocaching, traveling, and taking "century
trips" on my bicycle. Additionally, I love gardening, wine-making and wine tasting, cooking (particularly
someone special in my life), working on
my genealogy, remodeling the house (I'm done really,
but is "it" ever really done? Homeowners, you know what I mean!),
telescope making (Yes, I am an ATM ... a dying breed! (see
Stellafane), and going to garage sales and antique
shops. Finally, sometimes I just enjoy staying at home relaxing
/ crashing with my
named Belle. She is
such a sweetie and a great companion!
In closing, I am a
person who loves my job! I love teaching and research. I am ecstatic
when I see students catch the fever in their pursuit to understand
and discover the workings of human nature. But I’m not just an
Experimental Cognitive Psychologist. That was a goal achieved late
in the timeline of my life. I'm also a cabinet maker and a finish
carpenter (I used to build custom homes and I was once the foreman
for a nationally recognized award-winning custom home builder in
Hickory, North Carolina).
In addition, I am a machinist and a wood-turner. Hey, I can make and
build just about anything!
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