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Chad  Dubé

Chad Dubé

Chad Dubé
Assistant 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


Assistant Professor, University of South Florida. August 2013 – Present
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., GATong, K.,GAWestfall, H., & UABauer, E. (under review). Ensemble coding of memory strength in recognition tests.

Starns, J.J., Dubé, C., & Frelinger, M. (under review). The speed of memory errors shows the influence of misleading information: Testing the diffusion and two-high-threshold models.

Trippas, D., Kellen, D., Singmann, H., Pennycook, G., Koehler, D.J.Fugelsang, J.A, & Dubé, C. (under review). Characterizing belief bias in syllogistic reasoning: A hierarchical-Bayesian meta-analysis of ROC data.

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.