Chad  Dubé

Chad Dubé

Chad Dubé
Associate Professor


Office: PCD 4148
Phone: 813/974-5912



Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2011)
   Dissertation: Binary ROCs and their implications for the measurement of memory
   Advisor: Caren Rotello
M.S., Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2009)
   Thesis: Dual-process theory and syllogistic reasoning: A signal detection analysis
   Advisor: Caren Rotello
B.S., Psychology, Eastern Michigan University (2006)
   Advisor: Dennis Delprato


Associate Professor, University of South Florida. August 2019 – Present
Assistant Professor, University of South Florida. August 2013 – August 2019
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University
   Sponsor: Robert Sekuler. July 2011 - August 2013
Adjunct Professor, Babson College. September 2012 - May 2013


  • Recognition memory
  • Alpha oscillations in attention and memory
  • Signal Detection Theory and ROC analysis
  • Visual short-term memory and visual perception
  • Deductive reasoning and decision-making

Specialty Area

CNS (Cognition)

Recent Publications

       FS Accepted on first submission
       GA Graduate student author
       UA Undergraduate student author

Dubé, C. (2019). Central tendency representation and exemplar matching in visual short-term memory. Special Issue to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Atkinson and Shiffrin, Memory and Cognition, 47, 598-602.

GA Tong, K., Dubé, C., & Sekuler, R. (2019). What makes a prototype a prototype? Averaging visual features in a sequence. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 81, 1962-1978.

Dubé, C., GATong, K.,GAWestfall, H., & UABauer, E. (2019). Ensemble coding of memory strength in recognition tests. Memory and Cognition, 47, 936-953.

GA Martin, J., Dubé, C., & Coovert, M. (2018). Evaluation of the effectiveness of signal detection theory parameters for measuring cyber-security behaviors. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 60(8), 1179-1191.

Trippas, D., Kellen, D., Singmann, H., Pennycook, G., Koehler, D.J.Fugelsang, J.A, & Dubé, C. (2018). Characterizing belief bias in syllogistic reasoning: A hierarchical-Bayesian meta-analysis of ROC data. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Advanced Online Publication.

Starns, J.J., Dubé, C., & Frelinger, M. (2018). The speed of memory errors shows the influence of misleading information: Testing the diffusion and two-high-threshold models. Cognitive Psychology, 102, 21-40.

GAAnnis, J., Dubé, C., & Malmberg, K.J. (2016). A Bayesian approach to discriminating between biased responding and sequential dependencies in binary choice data. Decision, Advanced Online Publication

FSKellen, D., Erdfelder, E., Malmberg, K.J., Dubé, C., & Criss, A.H. (2016). The ignored alternative: An application of Luce’s low-threshold model to recognition memory. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 75, 86-95.

Dubé, C., & Sekuler, R. (2015). Obligatory and adaptive averaging in visual short-term memory. Journal of Vision, 15, 1-13.

Rotello, C.M., Heit, E., & Dubé, C. (2015). When more data steer us wrong: Replications with the wrong dependent measure perpetuate erroneous conclusions. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 944-954

Cassidy, B.S., Dubé, C., & Gutchess, A.H. (2015). Social influences on adaptive criterion learning. Memory and Cognition, 43, 695-708.

GAKiselica, A.M., Rojas, E., Bornovalova, M.A., & Dubé, C. (2014). Nomological network and predictive utility of distress tolerance. Assessment, 1-15.

Dubé, C., Zhou, F., Kahana, M.J., & Sekuler, R. (2014). Similarity-based distortion of visual short-term memory is due to perceptual averaging. Vision Research, 96, 8-16.

Dubé, C., Payne, L., Sekuler, R., & Rotello, C.M. (2013). Paying attention to attention in recognition memory: Insights from models and electrophysiology. Psychological Science, 24, 2398-2408.

FSDubé, C., Rotello, C.M., & Pazzaglia, A. (2013). The statistical accuracy and theoretical status of discrete-state MPT models: Reply to Batchelder and Alexander (2013). Psychological Bulletin, 139, 1213-1220.

Pazzaglia, A., Dubé, C., & Rotello, C.M. (2013). A critical comparison of discrete-state and continuous models of recognition memory: Implications for recognition and beyond. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 1173-1203.

Zanto, T., Sekuler, R., Dubé, C., & Gazzaley, A. (2013). Age-related changes in expectation based modulation of motion detectability. PLoS One, 8: e69766.

Dubé, C., Starns, J.J., Rotello, C.M., & Ratcliff, R. (2012). Beyond ROC curvature: Strength effects and response time data support continuous-evidence models of recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 389-406.

Dubé, C., & Rotello, C.M. (2012). Binary ROCs in perception and recognition memory are curved. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(1), 130-151.

Dubé, C., Rotello, C.M., & Heit, E. (2011). The belief bias effect is aptly named: A reply to Klauer and Kellen (in press). Psychological Review, 118(1), 115-163.

Clifton, C., Jr., & Dubé, C. (2010). Embedded implicatures observed: A comment on Geurts and Pouscoulous (2009). Semantics and Pragmatics, 3, Article 7:1-13.

Dubé, C., Rotello, C. M., & Heit, E. (2010). Assessing the belief bias effect with ROCs: It’s a response bias effect. Psychological Review, 117(3), 831-863.