Positions

Overview

  • Born and raised in Ireland, Mike Sloane joined the department as an Assistant Professor in September 1982 having completed his doctoral work at the Cresap Neuroscience Laboratory of Northwestern University. He directed the Psychology Honors Program for over 12 years, served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, and was the first Vice Chair of the department. In the mid 1980s he launched the Psychology Club, facilitated the development of UAB's chapter of Psi Chi, and organized the annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, which ran for 21 years. He was also instrumental in instigating and funding the department's annual John W. P. Ost Undergraduate Research Competition.

    Dr. Sloane directed the cognitive science minor and the doctoral program in cognitive science. In 2004, he was selected to direct the University Honors Program, UAB’s flagship honors program established in 1983, which offers an interdisciplinary arts and sciences curriculum to a select group of highly motivated and talented undergraduates. In 2004, he authored a White Paper proposing the establishment of an Honors College, an Office of Undergraduate Research, and an annual undergraduate research conference at UAB.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2002 Impact of cataract surgery on motor vehicle crash involvement by older adults 2002
    2002 Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: Relationship to cognitive function and everyday performance assessments in older adults 2002
    2001 Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: Relationship to visual function in older adults 2001
    2001 Visual risk factors for crash involvement in older drivers with cataract 2001
    2000 Adults' perception and production of the English vowel vertical bar i vertical bar 2000
    2000 Adults' Perception and Production of the English Vowel /i/ 2000
    1999 Adults' perception of native and nonnative vowels: Implications for the perceptual magnet effect 1999
    1999 Older drivers and cataract: Driving habits and crash risk 1999
    1999 The life space questionnaire: A measure of the extent of mobility of older adults 1999
    1998 Visual processing impairment and risk of motor vehicle crash among older adults 1998
    1998 Driving avoidance and functional impairment in older drivers 1998
    1998 Useful Field of View and Other Neurocognitive Indicators of Crash Risk in Older Adults 1998
    1995 BINOCULAR SUMMATION THROUGHOUT THE VISUAL-FIELD UNDER SCOTOPIC CONDITIONS 1995
    1994 BINOCULAR SUMMATION THROUGHOUT THE VISUAL-FIELD 1994
    1993 Aging and neural spatial contrast sensitivity: Photopic vision 1993
    1993 Visual attention problems as a predictor of vehicle crashes in older drivers 1993
    1992 VISUAL-ATTENTION PROBLEMS AS A PREDICTOR OF VEHICLE CRASHES AMONG OLDER DRIVERS 1992
    1991 AGING AND NEURAL SPATIAL CONTRAST SENSITIVITY 1991
    1991 DRIVING AND VISUAL-SEARCH - EXPANDING THE USEFUL FIELD OF VIEW 1991
    1991 THE ROLE OF CONTEXT IN SEARCHING VISUAL SCENES - LOW VISION 1991
    1991 VISUAL FUNCTIONAL SUCCESS IN RETINAL-DETACHMENT PATIENTS MANAGED BY VITRECTOMY AND SCLERAL BUCKLING 1991
    1991 Visual and cognitive predictors of driving problems in older adults 1991
    1991 Visual/cognitive correlates of vehicle accidents in older drivers. 1991
    1990 A comparison of the regan low-contrast letter charts and contrast sensitivity testing in older patients 1990
    1989 Overprediction and blocking in the McCollough aftereffect 1989
    1988 Managing windows as transparent pages in a stereoscopic display 1988
    1988 Aging and luminance-adaptation effects on spatial contrast sensitivity 1988
    1988 Aging, senile miosis and spatial contrast sensitivity at low luminance 1988
    1987 Perceptually unequal spatial frequencies do not yield stereoscopic tilt 1987
    1987 Contrast sensitivity, acuity, and the perception of 'real-world' targets 1987
    1984 Selective adaptation of monocular and binocular neurons in human vision. 1984
    1982 Binocular summation occurs during interocular suppression 1982
    1982 The square-wave illusion and phase anisotropy of the human visual system. 1982
    1981 What masks utrocular discrimination 1981
    1981 Further developments in binocular summation 1981
    1981 A novel illusion of bars made from triangles 1981

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Sloane's research has been in the area of visual psychophysics, aging (spatial vision, cognition, & mobility), and cognitive science. His papers have been published in such journals as: Science; Journal of the American Medical Association; Perception; Perception and Psychophysics; Journal of Experimental Psychology; Vision Research; Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Journal of Gerontology; Gerontology; Journal of Applied Gerontology; British Journal of Ophthalmology; Journal of the Optical Society of America; Clinical Vision Sciences; Psychology & Aging; Accident Analysis & Prevention; Language, Speech, and Hearing; Archives of Ophthalmology; and Optometry & Vision Science. Dr. Sloane was awarded the 2009 Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas, presented annually to a UAB faculty member for an outstanding essay on the history of ideas.

    Visual psychophysics, aging (spatial vision, cognition, & mobility), cognitive science
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    Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Sloane’s current teaching is mainly in the University Honors Program but he continues to teach a graduate History and Systems course in the department and occasionally the undergraduate course PY 420: Broken Minds, Broken Brains.
  • Teaching Activities

  • UHP103 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP151 - Interdisc: Art and Art History (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP203 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP251 - Interdisc: Art and Art History (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP303 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP399 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP399 - Honors Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • UHP101 - Interdisciplinary: English (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP103 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP153 - Interdisciplinary: Biology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP154 - Interdisciplinary: Literature (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP163 - Interdisc: Justice Sciences (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP179 - Interdisc: Public Health (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP194 - Interdisc: So & Behavioral Sci (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP201 - Interdisciplinary: English (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP203 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP253 - Interdisciplinary: Biology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP254 - Interdisciplinary: Literature (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP263 - Interdisc: Justice Sciences (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP279 - Interdisc: Public Health (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP294 - Interdisc: So & Behavioral Sci (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP303 - Interdisciplinary: Psychology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP325 - Seminar: Psychology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP353 - Interdisciplinary: Biology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP363 - Interdisc: Justice Sciences (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP379 - Interdisc: Public Health (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • UHP394 - Interdisc: Soc/Behavioral Sci (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON390 - Seminar: Theology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON394 - Interdisc: So & Behavioral Sci (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON400 - Seminar: English (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON462 - Seminar: Law (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON303 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON336 - Seminar: Govt & Pub Serv (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HON399 - Honors Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PY702 - History and Systems of Psych (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HON303 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HON325 - Seminar: Psychology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON104 - Interdisc: Theology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON204 - Interdisc: Theology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON303 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON304 - Interdisc: Theology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON399 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HON399 - Honors Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HON342 - Seminar: Medicine (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PY702 - History and Systems of Psych (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HON101 - Interdisc: English (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON105 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON154 - Interdisc: Literature (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON162 - Interdisc: Mathematics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON179 - Interdisc:Public Health (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON201 - Interdisc: English (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON205 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON254 - Interdisc: Literature (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON262 - Interdisc:Mathematics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON279 - Interdisc:Public Health (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON303 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON305 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON354 - Interdisc: Literature (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON362 - Interdisc:Mathematics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON379 - Interdisc:Public Health (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HON112 - Community Service (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON112 - Community Service (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON212 - Community Service (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON312 - Community Service (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON103 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON105 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON200 - Seminar: Independent Project (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON203 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON205 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON303 - Interdisc: Psychology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON305 - Interdisc: Science (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON392 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY702 - History and Systems of Psych (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HON101 - Honors Prog: English 101 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON102 - Honors Program: Chemistry (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON103 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON111 - Interdisc: Philosophy (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON151 - Honors Prog: Art and Art Hist (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON154 - Honors Program: Literature (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON201 - Honors Prog: English 102 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON202 - Honors Program: Chemistry (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON203 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON211 - Honors Program: Philosophy (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON251 - Honors Prog: Art and Art Hist (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON254 - Honors Program: Literature (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON401 - Honors Program: English (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON402 - Honors Program: Chemistry (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON403 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON411 - Honors Program: Philosophy (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON451 - Honors Prog: Art and Art Hist (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON462 - Honors Program Mathematics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HON112 - Community Service (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HON325 - Honors Prog: Sem in Psychology (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY420 - Cross-cultural Per on Mental (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HON101 - Honors Prog: English 101 (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON103 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON105 - Honors Program: Science (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON106 - Honors Program: Anthropology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON109 - Honors Program: Business (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON154 - Honors Program: Literature (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON201 - Honors Prog: English 102 (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON203 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON205 - Honors Program: Science (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON206 - Honors Program: Anthropology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON209 - Honors Program: Business (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON254 - Honors Program: Literature (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON401 - Honors Program: English (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON403 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON406 - Honors Program: Anthropology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON409 - Honors Program: Business (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON454 - Honors Program: Literature (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HON325 - Honors Prog: Sem in Psychology (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY420 - Contemporary Issues in Psych (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON112 - Community Service (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON212 - Community Service (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON338 - Honors Program: Sem in Theatre (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON450 - Honors Prog: Creative Writing (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY702 - History and Systems of Psych (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HON101 - Honors Prog: English 101 (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON103 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON112 - Community Service (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON201 - Honors Prog: English 102 (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON203 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON401 - Honors Program: English (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON403 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HON325 - Honors Prog: Sem in Psychology (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY420 - Contemporary Issues in Psych (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON112 - Community Service (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON212 - Community Service (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON312 - Community Service (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON346 - Honors Prog: Sem Hlth-rel Sci (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HON101 - Honors Prog: English 101 (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON112 - Community Service (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON157 - Honors Prog: Cognitive Science (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON257 - Honors Prog: Cognitive Science (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON457 - Honors Prog: Cognitive Science (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HON112 - Community Service (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY702 - History and Systems of Psych (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HON103 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON110 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON112 - Community Service (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON200 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON203 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON210 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON310 - Participation in Honors (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON399 - Honors Prog:Research Practicum (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HON403 - Honors Program: Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Michael Sloane