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Dr. Mark W. Vernoy
Professor of Psychology
Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President
Student Services

Palomar College
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 744-1150 Extension 2759


Brief Bio

Current Assignment

Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President
Student Services


B. A., Occidental College, 1971, Psychology
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1975, Psychology

Professional Experience

2009- Present Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services
2002-2009 Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division, Palomar College
2000-2002 Interim Dean, Human Arts & Sciences Division, Palomar College
1976-2001 Professor of Psychology, Palomar College
1981-1987 and 1998-2000 Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department, Palomar College
1997-2000 President, Palomar College Faculty Senate
1987-1989 Visiting Professor, Cognitive Sciences Department, University of California, Irvine
1975-1976 NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT

Selected Publications

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BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS IN ACTION, 3e. New York:  McGraw-Hill. With Diana Kyle.  (2002).

PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, 5e. New York: John Wiley & Sons. With Karen Huffman and Judith Vernoy(2000). 

Teaching psychology can be magical.  Invited address, "Last Lecture Series", Western Psychological Association Meeting, April, Irvine, CA.  (1999) 

A computerized Stroop experiment that demonstrates the interaction in a 2 X 3 factorial design. Teaching of Psychology, 21, 186-189.  (1994).

Pedal error and misperceived center line in eight different automobiles. Human Factors, 31, 77-85. With John Tomerlin.  (1989).

Simultaneous adaptation to size, distance, and curvature underwater. Human Factors, 31, 77-85.  (1989).

Demonstrating classical conditioning in introductory psychology: Needles do not always make balloons pop! Teaching of Psychology, 14, 176-177.  (1987).

Adaptation to curvature: Eye movements or neural curvature analyzers? Perception and Psychophysics, 22, 245-248.  (1976).


Some of My Web Pages, and Active Learning Exercises in Psychology

Social & Behavioral Sciences Division Web Page

Faces / Vase Stereogram

Binocular Rivalry and Binocular Disparity Demonstrations

Short-Term Memory Improvement Demonstration

A Demonstration of the Stroop Effect

My Internet Statistics Class

Psychology Page

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