John Sparrow

Phone: (603) 641-4151
Office: Psychology, 88 Commercial Street, RM 529, Manchester, NH 03101
John Sparrow


  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego

Courses Taught

  • 401: Introduction to Psychology
  • 402: Statistics in Psychology
  • 522: Behaviorism
  • 571: Pioneers of Psychology
  • 710: Visual Perception
  • PSYC 401: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 402: Statistics in Psychology
  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 511: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 513: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 522: Behaviorism
  • PSYC 571: Pioneers of Psychology
  • PSYC 710: Visual Perception
  • PSYC 713: Psychology of Consciousness
  • PSYC 713W: Psychology of Consciousness

Selected Publications

Halpin, P., Sparrow, J., & Cantagallo, H. (2018). Assessment of a 4th Grade PhUn Week Experiment on the Cardiovascular System.. Advances in Physiology Education, 42, 329-333. doi:10.1152/advan.00190.2017

Mireault, G. C., Crockenberg, S. C., Heilman, K., Sparrow, J. E., Cousineau, K., & Rainville, B. (2018). Social, cognitive, and physiological aspects of humour perception from 4 to 8 months: Two longitudinal studies. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 36(1), 98-109. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12216

Sparrow, J. E., LaBarre, J. A., & Merrill, B. S. (2017). Individual differences in motion-induced blindness: The effects of mask coherence and depth ordering. VISION RESEARCH, 141, 117-126. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2016.11.008

Mireault, G. C., Crockenberg, S. C., Sparrow, J. E., Cousineau, K., Pettinato, C., & Woodard, K. (2015). Laughing matters: Infant humor in the context of parental affect. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 136, 30-41. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.03.012

Mireault, G. C., Crockenberg, S. C., Sparrow, J. E., Pettinato, C. A., Woodard, K. C., & Malzac, K. (2014). Social looking, social referencing and humor perception in 6-and-12-month-old infants. INFANT BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT, 37(4), 536-545. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.06.004

Mireault, G., Sparrow, J., Poutre, M., Perdue, B., & Macke, L. (2012). Infant humor perception from 3- to 6-months and attachment at one year.. Infant Behav Dev, 35(4), 797-802. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.07.018

Wells, E. T., Leber, A. B., & Sparrow, J. E. (2011). The role of mask coherence in motion-induced blindness. PERCEPTION, 40(12), 1503-1518. doi:10.1068/p6976

Sparrow, J. E., & Stine, W. M. (1998). The perceived rigidity of rotating eight-vertex geometric forms: Extracting nonrigid structure from rigid motion. VISION RESEARCH, 38(4), 541-556. doi:10.1016/S0042-6989(97)00164-8

GROSCH, J. W., & SPARROW, J. E. (1992). DETECTING DECEPTION - A CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATION. TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY, 19(3), 166-168. doi:10.1207/s15328023top1903_10

Sparrow, J., & Fernald, P. (1989). Teaching and Demonstrating Classical Conditioning. Teaching of Psychology, 16(4), 204-206. doi:10.1207/s15328023top1604_8

Most Cited Publications