Tessa Warren, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Psychology


  • Reading and Language Laboratories

Graduate Student Advisees:

  • Nicole Lobo
  • Cole Caudle
  • Geoffrey Lizar

Education & Training

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interest Summary

Sentence Comprehension; Syntactic, Semantic, & Referential Processing; Reading

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2021). The use of linguistic and world knowledge in language processing. Language and Linguistics Compass, 15(4), e12411.


Dresang, H.C., Warren, T., Hula, W.D. & Dickey, M.W. (2021). Rational adaptation in using conceptual versus lexical information in adults with aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology - Language Sciences: Rational Approaches in Language Science, 12, 1-32.


Colvin, M.B. & Warren, T. (2020). Language comprehension models at different levels of explanation. Language and Linguistics Compass, 14, 1-14. DOI: 10.1111/lnc3.12362


Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2020). Broadening interest in science through inquiry-based learning in undergraduate social science classrooms, 13(2), Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal.


Milburn, E.A. & Warren, T. (2019). Idioms show effects of meaning relatedness and dominance similar to those seen for ambiguous words. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26(2), 591-598.


Warren, T., Dickey, M.W., & Liburd, T.L. (2017). A rational inference approach to group and individual-level sentence comprehension performance in aphasia. Cortex, 92, 19-31.

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