Psychology Graduate Students

Peter A. Krause
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 103
  • Office Hours Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm (Winter 2019)
  • Mail Stop Grad Housing/Community Safety
  • Mailing Address
    • 645 Heller Drive Box 79
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

I am interested in topics bridging phonological planning and articulation, including the following: 1. Whether units like segments and features/gestures have independent psychological reality, and whether units historically conceived as discrete symbols accommodate graded similarity. 2. The role of speaker strategy during production, including online modulation of the time course of articulation. 3. Non-acoustic measures of articulation that de-emphasize traditional views of "reaction time" as a single discrete moment at which behavior is ballistically triggered. My current theoretical positions incline toward dynamical systems views of cognition generally, and gestural views of speech specifically.

Biography, Education and Training

I am a fifth-year PhD student, having completed my undergraduate work in Psychology at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. I am a California native, and have resided here the majority of my life, excepting brief sojourns to both Minnesota and Oregon.

In addition to my interests in psychological science, I have an extensive background in theatre, including technical work, acting, and directing.

Before completing my upper-division undergraduate studies, I worked for several years as a technical writer, for both a silicone production company and a small software development house.

B.A., California State University Channel Islands

M.S., University of California Santa Cruz





Honors, Awards and Grants

2015, 2016, & 2018 recipient--Perlino Award, supporting research benefitting hearing-impaired communities

Selected Publications

Krause, P. A., & Kawamoto, A. H. (2019). Anticipatory processes influence articulation in the form preparation task.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000610

(Full Manuscript on ResearchGate)

(Plain language summary on Kudos)


Teaching Interests

I have interest and experience in assisting with and/or teaching fundamental courses in psychology and cognitive science, including Statistics for Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology and Cognition: Fundamental Theories. 

I also enjoy advanced courses in cognitive science, and have twice taught an upper-division course in the Psychology of Reading as the instructor of record.