My research interests include how younger and older adults study and learn information, and how and why they make certain decisions. What motivates people to learn, and how might their goals change across the adult lifespan? How do people remember information that they (or the experimenter) consider to be important? How and when do people use external sources like computers to help them remember? Are people accurate in their predictions and assessment of their own memory performance? Much of my work has applications to marketing, educational, and healthcare settings, including projects examining how younger and older people remember medical information.
Teaching and Service Responsibilities
I teach courses in Cognitive Psychology, including Memory and Cognition, as well as Behavioral Research and General Psychology. I enjoy mentoring students of all levels, and I welcome undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working in my lab to contact me at email@example.com.