Yap, Ju-Min Melvin
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Yap, Ju-Min Melvin

Associate Professor

Second Deputy Head of Department

Director, Graduate Studies (Non-Clinical)

Ph.D. (Washington), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (NUS)

At the most general level, I am interested in the processes that underlie the recognition of visually presented words. More specifically, I have been investigating how different variables influence word identification performance in different lexical processing tasks, extending conventional analytic tools with distributional analyses of response time distributions. My other research themes include attentional effects in reading, individual differences in word recognition, task-specific effects, models of lexical processing, and models of lexical decision performance.

Research Interests:
  • Visual word recognition
  • Response time distributional analyses
  • Individual differences in word recognition
  • Models of lexical processing and lexical decision performance
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Yap, M. J., & Balota, D. A. (2009).
    Visual word recognition of multisyllabic words.
    Journal of Memory & Language, 60, 502-529.
  • Yap, M. J., Balota, D. A., Sibley, D. E., & Ratcliff, R. (2012).
    Individual differences in visual word recognitions: Insights from the English lexicon project.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 53-79.
  • Yap, M. J., Rickard Liow, S. J., Jalil, S. B., & Faizal, S. S. B. (2010).
    The Malay lexicon project: A database of lexical statistics for 9,592 words.
    Behavior Research Methods, 42, 992-1003.