Ph.D. in Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology Program
All core cognitive faculty plan to admit new graduate students for 2019-2020. Note: Dr. Kane plans to admit applicants for the Terminal MA degree only.
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FACULTY LINKS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Core Faculty Research Interests
- Peter Delaney [CLaM Lab]: learning, memory, problem solving
- Michael Kane [IDEA Lab]: executive control, individual differences
- Dayna Touron [Adult Cognition Lab]: aging, metacognition, learning
- Chris Wahlheim [MAC Lab]: memory, aging, event cognition
- Robert Wiley [Writing Brain]: learning, perception, plasticity, education
Closely Affiliated Psychology Faculty
- Robert Guttentag: development, memory, moral judgment
- Stuart Marcovitch: development, executive control, learning
- Paul Silvia: creativity, effort, personality
- Individual attention and mentoring from faculty
- Students typically receive 5 years of funding, including tuition remission
- Methods training in experimental design, experience and thought sampling, protocol analysis, eye-tracking and pupillometry, psychometrics
- Recent graduates have secured postdoctoral and tenure-track positions (e.g., Penn State University [Megan Jordano], Texas A&M-Commerce [David Frank], Western Carolina University [Matt Meier]
- Recent graduate seminars in Variation in Executive Control, Event Cognition, Cognitive Aging, Metacognition, Working Memory, Memory and Belief, and Forgetting
SELECTED 2016-18 PUBLICATIONS BY CURRENT/RECENT STUDENTS (student names bolded)
Delaney, P.F., Godbole, N.R., Holden, L.R., & Chang, Y. (2018). Working memory capacity and the spacing effect in cued recall. Memory, 26, 784-797.
Frank, D.J. & Touron, D.R. (in press). The role of task understanding on younger and older adults’ performance. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.
Jordano, M.L. & Touron, D.R. (2017). Stereotype threat as a trigger of mind wandering in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 32(3), 307-313.
Kuhlmann, B.G. & Touron, D.R. (2016). Aging and memory improvement from semantic clustering: The role of list presentation format. Psychology and Aging, 31(7), 771-785.
Kuhns, J., & Touron, D.R. (2018). Aging and cognitive skill learning. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Meier, M.E., Smeekens, B. A., Silvia, P.J., Kwapil, T.R., & Kane, M.J. (2018). Working memory capacity and the antisaccade task: A microanalytic-macroanalytic investigation of individual differences in goal activation and maintenance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 68-84.
Smeekens, B.A., & Kane, M.J. (2016). Working memory capacity, mind wandering, and creative cognition: An individual-differences investigation into the benefits of controlled versus spontaneous thought. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 389-415.
Spirgel, A. S., & Delaney, P. F. (2016). Does writing summaries improve memory for text? Educational Psychological Review, 28, 171-196.
Wahlheim, C. N., Alexander, T. R., & Kane, M. J. (2019). Interpolated retrieval effects on list isolation: Individual differences in working memory capacity. Memory & Cognition, 47, 619-642.
Wahlheim, C. N., Smith, W. G., & Delaney, P. F. (2019). Reminders can enhance or impair episodic memory updating: A memory-for-change perspective. Memory, 27, 849-867.
Welhaf, M.S., Smeekens, B.A., Gazzia, N.C., Perkins, J.B., Silvia, P.J., Meier, M.E., Kwapil, T.R., & Kane, M.J. (in press). An exploratory analysis of individual differences in mind wandering content and consistency. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.