Prof. Mohamed Taha
Vice Dean for Teaching & Learning

He got a BA and MA in psychology at Ain Shams University in Cairo, and got an MS in cognitive psychology, MA in Linguistics, and Ph.D. in cognition and psycholinguistics at University of Massachusetts Amherst. U.S. He was awarded the EgyptianState Encouragement Award for early career achievement  a research fellowship funded by the Open Society Foundation at the University of Massachusetts (October 2013 – March 2014), and an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich (August 2016 – January 2018). He is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, the Psychonomic Society, and an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of 3 books and 3 book chapters, and published his research work in several peer-reviewed journals. He presented his work in several national, regional, and international conferences. His research interests include psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics, information processing approach to intelligence, and applications of cognitive psychology.


Ph.D. Psychology (Cognition and Psycholinguistics). University of Massachusetts Amherst. May, 2003.
Graduate certificate in Cognitive Science. University of Massachusetts Amherst. May, 2003.
M.A. Linguistics (Course Work). University of Massachusetts Amherst. May, 2003.
M.S. Psychology (Cognition and Psycholinguistics). University of Massachusetts, Amherst. September, 2000.
M.A. Psychology (Cognitive Psychology). Ain Shams University, Cairo. Feb. 1995.
B.A. Psychology Ain Shams University, Cairo. June, 1989.

Journal Articles

Clifton, C., Traxler, M. J., Mohamed, M. T., Williams, R.S., Morris, R.K., & Rayner, K.  (2003). The Use of Thematic Role Information in Parsing: Syntactic Processing  Autonomy Revisited. Journal of Memory and Language, 49, 317-334.

Mohamed. M. T. (2006). Cognitive Science: New Horizons in Studying Mind. Alam El- Fikr (International Thought). 35, 167-200. (In Arabic)
Mohamed, M.T., & Clifton, C. (2008). Processing Inferential Causal Statements:  Theoretical Refinements and the Role of Verb Type. Discourse Processes, 45, 24- 51.

Mohamed, M.T. (2008). Information Slavery: Is Knowledge Always Power? Al Arabi,  592, 148-153. (In Arabic)
Mohamed, M.T. (2008). Word Order in Arabic: Psycholinguistic Investigation. Journal  of Childhood Studies, 11, 18-27.

Mohamed, M.T. (2010). Models of Sentence Ambiguity Resolution: A General  Framework and Empirical Study. Annals of Arts and Social Sciences Monographs.  Vol. 31, Monograph 307.

Mohamed, M.T., & Clifton, C. (2011). Processing Temporary Syntactic ambiguity: The Effect of Contextual Bias. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1797-1820.

Mohamed, M. T. (2013). Determinants of Work Relation Perception: Organizational  Culture in Egyptian Workplaces. International Journal of Psychological Studies,  5, 86-106.

Mohamed, M. T., & El-Habbal, M. (2013). The Relationship between Epistemic Beliefs and Academic Performance: Are Better Students Always More Mature? Journal  of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 3, 158-172.

Mohamed, M. T. (2014). Socio-cultural Factors of Teachers' Conceptions of  Knowledge: Epistemic Beliefs of Arab Teachers. Teacher Development: An  International Journal of Teachers’ Professional Development, 18, 46-64. 

Mohamed, M. T. (2014). Sentential Effects on Discourse Processing. Annals of Arts.  Ain Shams University, 42, 431-474.

Mohamed, M. T. (Submitted). Semantic Fields of Arabic Orientational Metaphors.

Conference Papers

Clifton, C., Villalta, E., Mohamed, M. T., & Frazier, L. (September, 2000). Do Unpreferred Interpretations Disturb Reading When They Are Anomalous? Paper Presented at the 5th Annual Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mohamed, M. T., & Clifton, C. (November, 2000). Interaction Between Sentence and  Text in Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution. Poster Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mohamed, M. T., & Clifton, C. (March, 2001). The effect of Interaction between Sentence and Text on Syntactic Ambiguity. Poster Presented at the 14th CUNY  Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Philadelphia, PA.

Clifton, C., Traxler, M. J., Mohamed, M. T., Williams, R.S., Morris, R.K., & Rayner, K. (November, 2002). The Use of Thematic Role Information in Parsing: Syntactic Processing Autonomy Revisited. Paper Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Mohamed. M. T., & Clifton, C. (November 2004). Causal Relations: Conceptual  Determinants. Poster Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic  Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mohamed. M. T. (2006). Corporate Culture: Change and Leadership. Paper presented at Counseling Arabia Conference (May 3-5), Sharja's Women's College. Sharja,  United Arab Emirates. 

Mohamed. M. T. (2006). Word Order in Arabic: A Preliminary Psycholinguistic Investigation. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Social Sciences (Dec, 3-5). College of Social Sciences. Kuwait University. Kuwait City.

Mohamed. M. T. (2007). Measurement of Intelligence and the Latent Concept of Human Nature: A preliminary Attempt toward an Arab-Islamic Model of the  Concept. Paper presented at The Dialogue of Civilization Conference: On the Issue of Bias. College of Economic and Political Sciences. Cairo University. Cairo,  Egypt. (In Arabic) 

Mohamed. M.T. (2008). Personal Epistemology of Pre-service Teachers and In-service Teachers in Time of Reform. A paper accepted for presentation in Conference of  Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association. Singapore (November, 26-28). 

Mohamed. M. T. (2009). Language / Translation & Validity in Cross Cultural / Cross  Linguistic Research. A paper presented in A Panel on Research Design at  Emirates College for Advanced Education. Abu Dhabi (March 26, 2009). 

Mohamed, M.T., & El-Habbal, M. (2011). Epistemic Beliefs and Academic Performance:  Are Better Students Always More Mature? A paper presented in the Conference of the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology. Boston (July 10-14). 

Mohamed. M. T. (2012). The Arabic Version of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fifth Edition. Ain Shams University Standardization. A paper presented in the Cultural  Symposium of the psychology department at Ain Shams University. Cairo (September 9, 2012).

Chapters in Books


Mohamed, M.T. (2006). Human Intelligence: Contemporary Approaches and Controversial Issues. Alam Almarifa Book Series. Kuwait: National Council of  Culture, Literature, & Arts. (In Arabic) 

Mohamed, M. T. (2007). Psycholinguistic Models of Text Processing: Discourse  Analysis from a Cognitive Perspective. Annals of Arts and Social Sciences Monographs. 

Mohamed, M. T., AbdelSamea, A., & Abou El-Neil, M. (2011). The Arabic Edition of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: 5th Edition. Cairo: The Arabic Corporation for Preparing and Standardizing Psychological Tests. (In Arabic)  

Book Chapters

Mohamed, M. T. (2003). Deductive Causal Relations. In Luis Alonso-Ovalle (Ed.) On  Semantic Processing (PP. 167-187). Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Mohamed, M. T. (2004). The Crisis of Social Sciences and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. In  Ahmed Abdel Halim Attia (Ed.), In the Realm of Abdel Wahab El Messiri, Vol. 1(pp.281-289). Introduced by Mohamed H. Hykel. Cairo: Dar Al Shorouk. (In  Arabic)

Mohamed, M. T. (2016). Measurement of Intelligence and the latent concept about  Mankind. In Ibrahim Rida et al. (Eds.), On bias: A Cognitive Perspective. (pp.223-261). Cairo: Al-Salam Publishing Co. (In Arabic).

Fields of Interests
Psychology of Language, Psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics, Intelligence and Mental Abilities: Information Processing Approach, Applications of Cognitive Psychology.
I am a professor in the Psychology department in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at BUE. My work includes teaching undergraduate courses and conducting research.
Head of Psychology Department Professor of Psychology