Cognition and Aging Research Lab

Bryn Mawr College

Student Research Projects

Graduate Students
Jacoba Zaring (2018). The contribution of psychosocial factors to speech comprehension in normal aging: “What did you say?”.
Devon Dautrich (2016). Emotion recognition and aging.
Lindsey Dever (2016). Age comparison of valence effects across cognitive domains: Support for stability?
Rebecca Bubb (2014). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Cognitive Intervention in Older Adults: A Feasibility Study.
Carmelinda Mann (2012). The Effect of Mindfulness on Racial Stereotype Activation and Application.
Elizabeth Eisenhart (2009). The effect of race in therapy.
Katharine Ticehurst (2009). The motivation for prejudicial behavior.
Christopher Lorah (2006). False recognition and the distinctiveness heuristic.

Undergraduate Students

Maggie C. Hernan (2022).  How do emotions and mental health affect attention? An analysis of emotional valence, anxiety, and depression.

Sophia Ou (2022). Neural correlates of repetition effect and individual differences in item recognition memory among young adults.

Maeve M. Pascoe (2022). Does mental health affect attention? An investigation of depression, anxiety, and stress and their influence on attending to valanced words.

Katherine Z. Wang (2022). Subsequent memory and repetition effect among young adults using ERP.

Haley Nolan (2021). In-Person vs. Online: Examining attention and memory across lecture delivery methods.

Georgia S. White (2021). It’s a Sin to Eat a Fry: An exploration of diet-coded language in racially targeted women’s magazines.

Hannah Kim (2019).  Moral decision-making in a foreign language.

Saarika Kumar (2019). An investigation of the boundary conditions of age-related emotion-cognition interactions in younger and older adults.

Eileen Li (2019). Mood-congruent emotional false memory for sad and angry moods: An exploratory study on the role of arousal.

Lydia Smith (2018). It’s all in the details: Effects of specific study plans on plan adherence, the use of retrieval practice and academic self-efficacy.

Xiaoran Yuan (2018). Revelation effect: Verbal and pictorial memory.

Sam Kolavitch (2017). How great are the golden years? Investigating age differences in valence effects.

Ethel Gay (2017). Individual differences in valence effects across cognitive processes.

Evelyn Nicte Aviles (2017).

Michelle Manning (2016). Theory of mind: Influence of social networks size and aging.

Sherry Yueyi Jiang (2016) Model comparison and parameter recovery of two diffusion models: Fast-dm and HDDM.

Josette Graves (2016). Does neuroticism and extroversion mediate the ability to discriminate between genuine versus posed emotions?

Serena Dunlap (2016). The impact of social network on emotion recognition in older adults.

Devaki Dravid (2016). How much do you really know? A survey of general knowledge.

Karry Y. Calderon (2016). The effect of age-stereotype priming on cognitive processes in older adults.

Jessica Shum (2015). The role of personality traits in emotional biases in memory.

Lisa Lin (2015). Neural correlates: Attention and working memory.

Julia Palmer Hill (2015). Emotion recognition performance in older and younger adults using static and dynamic stimuli.

Zhengxiao Yu (2014). Academic motivation and engagement: Key predictors to female college students’ academic success.

Daniel Montgomery (2014). The Role of Unitization in Familiarity-Based Source Memory.

Saachi Malholtra (2014). The effect of bilingualism and second language acquisition on cognitive inhibition, working memory and memory recall in young adults.

Brooke Willis (2013). The glucocorticoid receptor’s role in depression and antidepressant treatment.

Sara Jane Rogers (2013). A close look at the relationship between Olfaction and cognition in young adults

Amelia Light (2013). The power of self-esteem: Effects of individual differences on stereotype threat and stereotype boost.

Farah Khan (2013). Contributions and functional links between the frontal and medial temporal lobes in recognition memory performance in young adults.

Greta Fowlie (2013). Familiarity and the diffusion model in mild cognitive impairment.

Ria Brij (2013). The positive and negative effects of stereotypes on women’s math and memory performance.

Brielle C. Stark (2012). Taking a closer look at recognition memory in young adults.

Camille Petre (2011). Measures of frontal and parietal midline event-related potentials in memory encoding and retrieval.

Stephanie Miller (2011). Event-related potential correlates of the word frequency effect in recognition memory.

Briana Kelly (2011). The frontal lobe and aging: Evaluating the current theory.

Alexis Egan (2011). Intelligence, interest, competition, gender roles and sex: Influences on general knowledge scores among college students.

Katharine Solook (2010). Effects of counterstereotypic mental imagery on implicit gender stereotypes.

Tara Scarlett Vyas (2009). Audio activated gender stereotyping in passage comprehension.

Katharine Penzo (2009). Cognitive models of mental illness and obesity stigma and bias as determined by age cohort and level of familiarity.

Tiffany Ngan (2009). A comparison of collaborative and individual problem solving effectiveness in young adults.

Margaret Cheng (2009). Individual differences in spatial ability: Examining the effect of playing sports.

Cassandra Westerhoff (2008). Subliminal stereotype priming and perception: The effects of unconscious stereotype priming on judgments of ambiguous behavior.

Tamara R. Tomasic (2008). The effects of cognitive training on retardation of annual cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients over a period of three to six months.

Katharine Ticehurst (2008). The effects of racial stereotypes in a clinical setting.

Natsu Fukui (2008). Development and evaluation of a cognitive training program for elderly adults.

Ashleigh M. Backman (2008). Effects of computer-based cognitive training program on healthy aging adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sarah Malaya Sniezek (2007). The effects of aging on the fluency heuristic.

Whitney Schlimbach (2007). Modern stereotypes: The race halo effect.

Mary Kubalanza (2007). Do athletes have superior spatial reasoning abilities? Examining experimental variation within female performance on the mental rotation task.

Elizabeth Hong (2007). Sex differences in general knowledge.

Beverly Burgess (2007). Focused memory: A study of emotional memory and the positivity effect in older adults.

Ana Genao (2005). False Memories: Evidence for unintentional processing of semantically associated words using a Stroop variation task.

Catherine McConney (2004). Sex differences in mental rotation: effects of type of problem, perspective, degree of rotation, and practice.

Sural Shah (2003). Effects of pictorial encoding on false memory formation.

Patricia Serrano (2003). Sex differences in perception of physically possible and impossible figures.

Manisha Ratkalkar (2003). Sex differences in children’s performance on spatial ability tests.

Shannon Lee (2003). Sex differences: A wayfinding experiment based on female preferred strategy. (Co-supervised with Paul Grobstein.)

Daniel Heinz (2002). Gender differences in recognition memory: An exploration of competing theories.

Mollie Berliss (2002). List differences and false memory in the DRM paradigm: An exploration of underlying mechanisms. (Co-supervised with Robert Wozniak.)

Laura Chivers (2001). The effect of manipulating response tendencies on spatial test performance for men and women.

Anne King (2000). Exploring the limits of memory: Examining the effects of source credibility, order of text presentation, and retention interval on the misinformation effect.

Kimberly Bibbo (2000). Exploring the bias effect in a conceptual implicit memory test.

Kelly Mack (1999). The effects of encoding and retrieval manipulations on false memories.