Joshua New

Assistant Professor of Psychology




415A Milbank Hall
Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm


Joshua New, assistant professor of psychology, joined Barnard’s faculty in 2009.  Before coming to Barnard, he was a -postdoctoral fellow in the Perception and Cognition Laboratory at Yale University, and previously taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Lancaster Award for best dissertation in social sciences and the President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship from the graduate division of U.C.-Santa Barbara. At Barnard he teaches introduction to psychology and courses on cognitive psychology.

  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Visual attention and awareness
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Spatial memory
  • Time perception
  • Social attention

New, J. J., & Scholl, B. J. “Subjective time dilation: Spatially local, object-based, or a global visual experience?,” Journal of Vision, 9, 1-11(2009).

New, J., J., & Scholl, B. J..  “ ‘Perceptual
scotomas’: A functional account of motion-induced blindness”, Psychological Science, 19, 653-659,(2008)

New, J., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. “Category-specific attention for animals reflects ancestral priorities not expertise”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 16598-16603 (2007).

New, J., Krasnow, M. M., Truxaw, D., & Gaulin, S.
J. “Spatial adaptations for plant foraging: Women excel and calories count,”

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274, 2679-2684 (2007)

In The News

In the summer and fall of 2017, Barnard's exceptional faculty were awarded multiple prestigious research grants and fellowships.

January 8, 2018

Professor Joshua New and Professor Homa Zarghamee analyze the ways in which we make choices and how these choices impact our individual and collective good.

December 8, 2017