Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Office: LSP132A


  • Ph.D., Perception-Action-Cognition, University of Connecticut, 2013.
  • B.A., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2005.


I am interested in the following:

  • Dynamical approaches to cognition
  • Belief update
  • Ecological psychology
  • Theories of lawfulness

I am interested in teaching:

  • History and Philosophy of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science
  •  Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Science
  • Research Methods & Behavioral Statistics
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Learning & Memory
  • Introductory Psychology


Petrusz, S. C. (2008). What does “lawful” have to mean for self-organizing systems to qualify as such? Ecological Psychology, 20, 270-277.

Petrusz, S. C., & Turvey, M. T. (2009). Dispositioning and the sciences of complexity. Behavior and Philosophy, 37, 135-140.

Petrusz, S. C., & Turvey, M. T. (2010). On the distinctive features of ecological laws. Ecological Psychology, 22, 44-68.

Carello, C., Vaz, D., Blau, J. J. C., & Petrusz, S. C. (2012). Unnerving intelligence. Ecological Psychology, 24, 241-264.

Blau, J. J. C., Petrusz, S. C.,  & Carello, C. (2013). Fractal structure of event segmentation: lessons from reel and real events. Ecological Psychology, 25, 81-101.