Steven Berg, Ph.D.

Steven Berg, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Applied Clinical Psychology M.A. program
112 Turnbull

Mailing Address:
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563

Dr. Steven A. Berg earned his B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006 and earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from SUNY Buffalo in 2015. His dissertation centered on spoken word recognition and examined the processing costs for recognition of established words following exposure to novel nonwords. His current research mainly focuses on judgment biases in decision-making, psycholinguistics, and memory.

Since 2017, Dr. Berg has been a faculty member at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. His teaching interests include topics related to cognition, memory, language, sensation, perception, persuasion, learning, attention, gaming, human factors, heuristics, problem-solving, and reasoning.

Courses Taught at Penn State Behrend

  • PSU 007, First-Year Seminar
  • PSYCH 100, Introductory Psychology
  • PSYCH 253, Introduction to Psychology of Perception
  • PSYCH 256, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 261, Introduction to Psychology of Learning
  • PSYCH 426, Language and Thought
  • PSYCH 456, Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 459, Attention and Information Processing
Dr. Berg's research interests primarily focus on judgment biases in decision-making, psycholinguistics, and memory. Other areas of interest include visual perception, encoding specificity, attribution, the belief in free will, heuristics, and cognitive strain.
 
Students: There are many avenues for getting involved in research. If you would like to explore opportunities to conduct research with Dr. Berg, please send him an email including your message of interest.

Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

M.A., Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

B.A., Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York