Bert H. Hodges

Information: Professor of Psychology at Gordon College
Ph.D., 1972, Vanderbilt University
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Research Interests:
  • Perception, Action, & Cognition
  • Social and Ecological Psychology
  • Language
  • Values-Realizing Theory
Students in Research: This professor is interested in working with students at UConn, but not in a formal advisory capacity.
Recent News:
      • New publications!
    • Hodges, B. H. (in press). Carrying, caring, and conversing: Social and ecological constraints on the emergence of conformity, cooperation, and language. Interaction Studies.
    • Hodges, B. H., & Fowler, C. A. (2015). Cooperativity and selectivity in conversation. Ecological Psychology, 27, 279-289.
    • Hodges, B. H., & Fowler, C. A. (2015). Fields, waves, and particles: Finding common ground in understanding language as a public activity. Ecological Psychology, 27, 175-189.
  • Hosted the conference and graduate student workshop: Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use, along with Carol Fowler, June 12-14, 2014 at University of Connecticut
  • Elected President of International Society for the Study of Interactivity, Cognition, and Language (ISSILC), 2012-2014.
  • Invited speaker at Symposium on Values and Systems in Interactivity, Language and Cognition, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK, Sept. 26-27, 2013. Paper: Breaking the symmetry: Realizing values in remembering, trusting, and learning.
Representative Publications:
  • Hodges, B. H., & Packer, D. J. (in press). We agree and we disagree, which is exactly what most people do most of the time. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Fowler, C. A., & Hodges, B. H. (in press).  Finding common ground: Alternatives to code models for language use. New Ideas in Psychology.
  • Hodges, B. H. (in press). Conformity and divergence in interactions, groups, and culture. In S. Harkins, K. Williams, & J. Burger (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Influence. New York: Oxford University Press. Advance online publication: DOI: 0.1093/oxfordhb/9780199859870.013.3
  • Fowler, C. A., & Hodges, B. H. (2016). Action, culture and metaphor: Finding common ground in research on public language use. Language Sciences, 53, 1-7.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Fowler, C. A. (2015). Cooperativity and selectivity in conversation. Ecological Psychology, 27, 279-289.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Fowler, C. A. (2015). Fields, waves, and particles: Finding common ground in understanding language as a public activity. Ecological Psychology, 27, 175-189.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2015). Language as a values-realizing activity: Caring, acting, and perceiving. Zygon, 50, 711-735.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2014). Rethinking conformity and imitation: divergence, convergence, and social understanding. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 5:726. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00726
  • Hodges, B. H., Meagher, B. R., Norton, D. J., McBain, R., & Sroubek, A. (2014). Speaking from ignorance: Not agreeing with others we believe are correct. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 218-234. doi: 10.1037/a0034662.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2014). Righting language: The view from ecological psychology. Language Sciences, 41, 93-103. doi: 10.1016/j.langsci.2013.08.010.
  • Lu, A., Zhang, H., He, G., Zheng, D., & Hodges, B.H. (2014). Looking up to others: Social status, Chinese honorifics, and spatial attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 77-83. doi: 10.1037/cep0000008.
  • Lu, A., Hodges, B. H., Zhang, J., & Wang, X. (2012). A Whorfian speed bump? Effects of Chinese color names on recognition across hemispheres.  Language Sciences, 34, 591-603.
  • Hodges, B. H., Steffensen, S. V., & Martin, J. E. (2012). Caring, conversing, and realizing values: New directions in language studies. Language Sciences, 34, 499-506.
  • Lu, A., Mo, L., & Hodges, B. H. (2011). The weight of time: Affordances for an integrated magnitude system. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1855-1866.
  • Fowler, C. A., & Hodges, B. H. (2011). Dynamics and languaging: Toward an ecology of language. Ecological Psychology, 23, 147-156.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Fowler, C. A. (2010). New affordances for language:  Distributed, dynamical, and dialogical resources. Ecological Psychology, 22, 239-254.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2009).  Ecological pragmatics: Values, dialogical arrays, complexity, and caring. Pragmatics & Cognition, 17, 628–652.
  • Lu, A., Hodges, B., Zhang, J., & Zhang, J. X. (2009). Contextual effects on number-time interaction.  Cognition, 113, 117-122.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2007). Good prospects: Ecological and social perspectives on conforming, creating, and caring in conversation. Language Sciences, 29, 584-604.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Baron, R. M. (2007). On making social psychology more ecological and ecological psychology more social. Ecological Psychology, 19, 79-84.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2007). Values define fields: The intentional dynamics of driving, carrying, leading, negotiating, and conversing. Ecological Psychology, 19, 153-178.
  • Baron, R. M., & Hodges, B. H.  (Eds.). (2007). Updating J. J. Gibson’s social psychological legacy: On making social psychology more ecological and ecological psychology more social [Special issue]. Ecological Psychology, 19(2).
  • Hodges, B. H., & Geyer, A.  (2006). A nonconformist account of the Asch experiments:  Values, pragmatics, and moral dilemmas. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 2-19.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Lindhiem, O. (2006). Carrying babies and groceries: The effect of moral and social weight on caring. Ecological Psychology, 18, 93-111.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2004). Asch and the balance of values. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 343-344.
  • Hodges, B. H., & Baron, R. M.  (1992). Values as constraints on affordances: Perceiving and acting properly. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 22, 3, 263-294.