Ross Flom

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Ross Flom
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(605) 626-7682

Associate Professor of Psychology

School of Education
School of Education
Counseling (Graduate)

Dr. Ross Flom

Associate Professor of Psychology

Chair of Health and Physical Education, Counseling, and Psychology


Ph.D., University of Minnesota

B.S., University of Minnesota




Dr. Flom joined NSU in the fall of 2017 after 17 years as a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned B.S. and Ph. D. degeres in 1992 and 1999 from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, he enjoys running and bicycling. Dr. Flom is a native of Minnesota and is happy to be returning to the upper Midwest.


Research Interests

Dr. Flom's research examines early perceptual and cognitive development in children in the first three years of life. One area of investigation focuses on the manner in which infants come to perceive and understand different emotional expressions, also how another’s expression of affect influences learning and memory in early infancy. Another area of investigation concerns the way infants and young children come to understand the intentions of another. Additional research examines domestic dogs’ proclivity in using human communicative behavior in simple problem solving tasks. Further research is examining canines’ capacity for social referencing.



2011-2012 Virginia Cutler Lecture Faculty Fellowship, BYU

2008-2011 University Young Scholar, BYU

Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Associate Editor of Infant Behavior and Development



Ross Flom: Google Scholar, PubMed and ResearchGate


Selected Publications

Flom, R. (in press) Intersensory perception. To appear in M. Bornstein M.E. Arterberry, K.L. Fingerman, J.E. Lansford (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.


Flom, R. (in press) Habituation and novelty responsiveness. To appear in M. Bornstein M.E. Arterberry, K.L. Fingerman, J.E. Lansford (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.


Reschke, P., Walle, E., Flom, R., & Guenther, D. (in press) Twelve-month-old infants’ sensitivity to others’ emotions following positive and negative events. Infancy


Hyde, D.C., Flom, R., & Porter, C.L. (2017). Behavioral and neural foundations of multisensory face-voice perception in infancy. Developmental Neuropsychology.


Flom, R., & Gartman, P.J. (2016). Does affective information influence domestic dogs’   (Canis lupus familiaris) point following behavior? Animal Cognition, 19, 317-327.


Garcia, D.J., Janis, R., & Flom, R. (2015). Children’s recognition of pride. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,137, 85-98.


Flom, R., Janis, R., Garcia, D.J., & Kirwan, C. B., (2014). The effects of exposure to dynamic expressions of affect on 5-month-olds' memory. Infant Behavior and Development, 37, 752-759.


Flom, R. (2014). Perceptual narrowing: Retrospect and prospect. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 1442-1453.


Lewkowicz, D.J., & Flom, R. (2014). The audio-visual temporal binding window narrows in early childhood. Child Development, 85, 685-694.