Vitae

Recent Occupations:
    Present: Lead Instructor of the Sustainable Living Project
   October 2007 - January 2010: Involved at Four Seasons Prehistoric Projects
    August 2005 - June 2006
  - Apprentice at Wilderness Awareness School: Residential Program, Tracking, Youth School
                    - Graduated from Earthwalk Northwest's Primitive Living Skills Apprenticehip
   June 2005 - Graduated from
Wilderness Awareness School's Residential Program

Employment History
       August 2002-May 2003: Visiting Instructor of Psychology,
Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi

Academic Preparation
      2004 Ph.D.   University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                           Cognitive Psychology
                           Dissertation Title:
The Effects of Spatial Attention on Unconscious Affective, Location, and Feature Priming.
      2002 M.A.    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                           Cognitive Psychology
                           Thesis Title:
The Role of Spatial Attention in Subliminal Priming.
        1999 B.A.   
Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
                           Magna Cum Laude
                           Major: Psychology; Minor: Global Studies
                           Overall GPA: 3.96; Psychology GPA: 4.0
        1997 DEUG 
Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France
                            Major: Psychology

Unpublished Manuscripts
       Black, S. T., Heise, D. S., & Sonnerat, X. (submitted). Emotions and Flashbulb Memory: The Pearl High School Shooting and Princess Diana's Death. Cognition & Emotion.
       Crooms, S., Wilson, J., Chalona, A., & Sonnerat, X. (submitted). An Effective Classroom Demonstration of the Misinformation Effect. Teaching of Psychology.
        Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (submitted). The Role of Spatial Attention in Unconscious Priming.
        Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (unpublished). Unconscious Priming for Location and the Role of Spatial Attention.
        Klinger, M. R., & Sonnerat, X. (
unpublished). Three Techniques to Measure Unconscious Perception.
        Klinger, M. R., & Sonnerat, X. (
unpublished). Congruency and Incongruency Effects in Unconscious Priming.
        Pitts, G. S., Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (
unpublished). Unconscious Perception: A Meta-Analysis of Twenty Years of Research (1980-2000).
        Sonnerat, X. (
unpublished). The LOaded-VEctor Model: Marrying Attention and Memory in a Bayesian Architecture.

Conference Presentations
        Bryant, M. K, Gregory, A., Cox, J., Somes, M., & Sonnerat, X. (2003). The Effects of Caffeine Ingestion on Memory Free Recall. Paper presented at the Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Birmingham, AL.
        Crooms, S., Wilson, J., Chalona, A., & Sonnerat, X. (2003). An Effective Classroom Demonstration of the Misinformation Effect. Paper presented at the Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Birmingham, AL.
        Henke, K., McKenzie, K, & Sonnerat, X. (2003). The Effects of Media on the Perception of an Ambiguous Picture. Paper presented at the Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Birmingham, AL.
        Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (2004).
The Role of the Spotlight of Attention in the Unconscious Perception of Features. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, Illinois.
        Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (2001).
Unconscious Priming for Location and the Role of Spatial Attention. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the MidWestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
      
Sonnerat, X., & Klinger, M. R. (2000). The Role of Spatial Attention in Subliminal Priming. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
        Sonnerat, X., Klinger, M. R., & Klinger, L.G. (2003).
Semantic Priming in Children With High-Functioning Autism. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida.

Select Honors / Awards
       Research and Travel Fund Award, University of Alabama, Spring 2001.
       Recipient of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award, 1999, Ozark Area Psychological Association, Springfield, Missouri.

Past Research Interests
        Unconscious cognition, attentional processes, negative priming, implicit use of memory, automatization of processes, implicit learning, cognitive neuroscience, computational models of cognition.

Computer skills
      Word(Perfect), PowerPoint, Excel, SPSS [Statistical software], AM Statistical Software, Inquisit [programming language], DreamWeaver (websites design).

Graduate Assistant Positions
       Research assistant, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Alabama, Fall 2003-Summer 2004.
        Research assistant, Implicit Information Processing in Autism, NIMH grant, University of Alabama, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
        Research assistant, Unconscious Cognition Laboratory Coordinator, University of Alabama, Fall 1999-Spring 2002.
       
Teaching Experience
       
Introduction to Psychology. Full responsibility for three classes of 30 students each. Millsaps College, Fall 2002-Spring 2003.
       
Developmental Psychology. Full responsibility for a class of 28 students. Millsaps College, Spring 2003.
       
Decision Making. Full responsibility for a class of 32 students. Millsaps College, Spring 2003.
       
Cognitive Psychology. Full responsibility for a class of 30 students. Millsaps College, Fall 2002.
       
Introduction to Psychology. Full responsibility for a class of 32 students. University of Alabama, Fall 2001.
        Undergraduate research. Teaching assistant for a class of 7 students. Drury College, Fall 1998.

Past Teaching Interests
        Cognitive Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Community Psychology, EcoPsychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology.

Service and Administration
    Webmaster for Northwest Parenting Consultants, Spring 2006-Summer 2007.
    Volunteered at the Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition, Wilderness Awareness School, Summer 2006.
    Volunteered at Roots and Wings Program, Wilderness Awareness School, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
    Moderator for the Cognitive session at the 18th Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spring 2003.
    Active in the Millsaps Assessment Process, Millsaps College, Fall 2002.
    Webpage editor for the Psychology Department, Millsaps College, Fall 2002.
    Reviewer for the 17th Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, University of Alabama, Spring 02.
     Graduate Students Association representative for the cognitive program, University of Alabama, Fall 2000-Spring 2002.
     Vice-President of the International Student Association, Drury College, 1998-1999 academic year.

Graduate-Level Courses (Grade)
    Research Methods (A)               Learning (A)                                   Statistics II (A)                         Teaching of Psychology (P)
    Cognitive Psychology  (A)          Statistics I (A)                                Cognitive Neuroscience (A)     Unconscious Cognition (A)
    Life-Span Development (B)        Developmental Disabilities (A)      Psychology of Reading (A)      Structural Equation Modeling (A)
    Cognitive Development (A)         Perception (A)

Nationality & Languages Spoken
        French
        High proficiency in English and in French