Bert Hodges

Senior Research Scientist


Information:
Professor of Psychology at Gordon College
Ph.D., 1972, Vanderbilt University
UConn Office: Room 340 BOUS
Phone: +1-978-380-2747
Research Interests:
  • Perception, Action, and Cognition
  • Social and Ecological Psychology
  • Language
  • Values-Realizing Theory
Students in Research: Dr. Hodges is interested in working with students at UConn, but not in a formal advisory capacity.
Recent Publications: Google Scholar
Recent Publications and Presentations:
  • Hodges, B. H. (2019). Resisting knowledge, realizing values, and reasoning in complex contexts: Ecological reflections. Theory & Psychology, 29, 291-310.
  • Zhang, M., Lu, A., & Hodges, B. H. (2019).  Lifting, tasting, and carrying: The interaction of magnitude and valence effects in time perception. Acta Psychologica, 193, 1-10.
  • Hodges, B. H., Ventura, J. D., & Lundberg, E. (2019, July). The complexity of coordination in carrying, reaching, and driving: The search for fields of dexterity. Paper presented at International Conference on Perception and Action, Groningen, NL.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2017a). Carrying, caring, and conversing: Social and ecological constraints on the emergence of conformity, cooperation, and language. Interaction Studies, 18, 25-53.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2017, July). How humans became caring, cooperative, and conversing, but not conforming: Evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Paper presented at the Seventh Joint Action Meeting, London, UK.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2017, Sept.). Living between is and oughtPerception-action, social coordination, and development as values-realizing activities. Seminar for Department of Philosophy & Cognitive Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
  • Hodges, B. H. (2017, Sept.). Disagreeing with others who are right and agreeing with others who are wrong: The complicated ecology of truth, trust, and social solidarity. Invited paper presented at Conference on “Knowledge resistance and how to cure it” at Wenner-Gren Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 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. (2017b). Conformity and divergence in interactions, groups, and culture. In S. Harkins, K. Williams, & J. Burger (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Influence (pp. 87-105). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199859870.013.3
            • Hodges, B. H., & Packer, D. J. (2016). We agree and we disagree, which is exactly what most people do most of the time. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, e152, 27-28.
            • Fowler, C. A., & Hodges, B. H. (2016b).  Finding common ground: Alternatives to code models for language use. New Ideas in Psychology, 42, 1-6.
            • Fowler, C. A., & Hodges, B. H. (2016a). Action, culture and metaphor: Finding common ground in research on public language use. Language Sciences, 53, 1-7.
            • 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.
            Contact Information
            Emailbert.hodges@uconn.edu
            Phone+1 978 380 2747
            Mailing AddressUnit 1020
            Office LocationBousfield 340