Dr. Perry has worked in the School of Psychology at Walden University since 2008. He started at Walden as a part-time faculty member and in 2009 became Program Director for the doctoral specializations in General, Health, and Organizational Psychology. Beginning in 2011, he also served as Program Director for the doctoral specializations in Educational and Social Psychology. In 2015, Dr. Perry move to a full-time, core faculty position in the School of Psychology. Dr. Perry's primary responsibilities include mentoring dissertation students, teaching at dissertation intensives and doctoral residencies, and teaching doctoral level coursework.
Dr. Perry's educational background includes a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brandeis University. His M.A. (Experimental Psychology) and B.A. (Psychology/Gerontology) were earned from CSU Sacramento. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Perry was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in aging and cognition at the University of Southern California. His broad research interests include cognition, perception, human factors, psycholinguistics, and adulthood and aging.
PSYC 8815 - Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology
PSYC 8300 - Philosophical Foundations of Psychological Research
PhD, Brandeis University
MA, California State University, Sacramento
BA, California State University, Sacramento
Awards / Honors
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (Cognition/Aging, University of Southern California, 1995
Perry, A., Wingfield, A. (1994). Contextual encoding by young and elderly adults as revealed by cued and free recall. Aging and Cognition
Perry, A. (1986). Type A behavior pattern and motor vehicle drivers' behavior. Perceptual and Motor Skills
Perry, A., Laurie, C. A. (1992). Sustained attention and the Type A behavior pattern: The effect of daydreaming on performance. Journal of General Psychology
Perry, A., Baldwin, D. A. (2000). Further evidence of associations of Type A personality scores and driving related attitudes and behaviors. Perceptual and Motor Skills
Rogers, L., Ntuen, C., Perry, A. (1999). An application of true depth display in visiualzation of military symbols. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics of Complex Systems
Perry, A. (1989). Letter identification in normal and dyslexic readers: A verification. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Perry, A., Kane, K. M., Bessemer, K. J., Spicker, P. T. (1990). Type A behavior, competitive achievement-striving, and cheating among college students. Psychological Reports