Martin Dennis



Health Science Center - Sioux Falls

Phone: (605) 274-9564



  • Ph D, Psychology, Yale University, 2004
  • MS, Psychology, Yale University, 1996
  • BA, Russian Language, St. Olaf College, 1994

Awards and Honors:

  • American Psychological Association Dissertation Research
  • Donald G. Paterson Award Outstanding Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Student, Minnesota Psychological Association
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • , National Merit Scholar


  • Dennis, Martin. A primacy effect in casual judgement using trial-by-trial learning. Presented at the 15th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Atanta, GA. (May 2003)
  • Ahn, W, Dennis, Martin. Is everyday causal reasoning rational?. Presented at the 41st Ammual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA. (November 2000)
  • Ben-Zeev, T, Stibel, J M., Dennis, Martin, Sloman, S A.. When memory overload contributes to making a correct probabilistic choice. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA. (November 1999)
  • Ben-Zeev, T, Dennis, Martin, Stibel, J, Sloman, S. Probabilistic reasoning on the infamous Monty Hall problem: TO stay or not to stay?. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, TX. (November 1998)
  • Ben-Zeev, T, Dennis, Martin. The Monty Hall problem: When probabilistic reasoning feels right but is wrong. Presented at the 10th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC. (May 1998)
  • Dennis, Martin, Ahn, W. Order of confirmatory evidence affects causal judgments. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA. (November 1997)