Academics

Tom Gross

Professor, Psychology

Office: Psychology , Larsen Hall #118

Phone: 909/748-8665 Campus Ext. 8665

E-mail: thomas_gross@redlands.edu

Portrait

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychological assessment
  • Social perception
  • Human development
  • Cognition
  • Developmental disabilities.

Current Research

  • Developmental changes in problem solving
  • Developmental changes in face perception in normal and disabled children (particularly autistic children)
  • Cross-ethnicity bias in face recognition
  • ¬†Factors affecting student achievement

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Exceptional Child
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Senior Seminar

Degrees Held

  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1968
  • M.A., California State University at Fresno, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Maine at Orono, 1977

Previous Teaching Experience

Dr. Gross taught in the Psychology Department one year at the University of Maine at Orono (1976-77) and three years at Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, Ohio (1977-1980).

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Gross, T. F. (In submission). Mental flexibility and global precedence in the perception of facial emotion in blended faces by children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Brain and Cognition.

Gross, T. F. (In submission). Developmental changes in cross-racial/ethnic face recognition. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Gross, T. F. (2009). Own-race/ethnicity bias in the recognition of Hispanic-Mestizo, African, Asian, and Caucasian children and adult faces. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 128-135.

Gross, T. F. (2007). Developmental changes in the perception of adult facial age. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 168, 443-464.

Gross, T. F. (2007). Recognition of age and emotion in blended faces by children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 297-311.

Gross, T. F. (2005). Global-local precedence in the perception of facial age and emotional expressions by children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 773-785.

Silva, F. J., & Gross, T. F. (2004). The rich get richer: Students’ discounting and hypothetical delayed rewards and real effortful extra credit. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 1124-1128.

Gross, T. F. (2004). The perception of four basic emotions in human and nonhuman faces by children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 469-480.

Gross, T. F. (2004). Children’s perceptions of and beliefs about facial maturity. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 165, 81-97.

Gross, T. F. (2002). Perception of human and nonhuman facial age by developmentally disabled children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 32, 169-179.

Gross, T. F. (1997). Children's perception of faces of varied maturity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 66, 42-66.

Gross, T. F. (1990). General test and state anxiety in real examinations: State is not test anxiety. Educational Research Quarterly, 14, 11-20.

Gross, T. F. Cognitive Development. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole, 1985.

Gross, T. F. (1982). The promise of the personality theories course. Teaching of Psychology. 9, 113-114.

Gross, T. G. & Mastenbrook, M. (1980). An examination of the effects of state anxiety of problem-solving efficiency under high and low memory conditions. Journal of Educational Psychology, 72, 605-609.

Gross, T. F. (1977). The effect of mode of encoding on children's problem solving efficiency. Developmental Psychology, 13, 521-522.

Professional Affiliations

Since September, 1986, Dr Gross has been a consultant to the Inland Regional Center. He is also a licensed psychologist in the State of California since 1987.


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