I am a cognitive psychologist at Lafayette College [CV]. As a professor, I was drawn to Lafayette because it encourages and supports innovative teaching in and out of the classroom in an undergraduate-only, liberal arts environment. Furthermore, it is an institution that values high-quality scholarship and provides its faculty with the resources necessary to make novel, meaningful contributions to their fields. Working with the smart, hard-working, and motivated students at Lafayette in the classroom, the laboratory, and the community is a distinct pleasure.
My research focuses on our ability to recall events that we have personally experienced. I have studied how memories for emotional events are similar to and different from other, non-emotional events, for example, showing that our memories for hearing about the September 11th terrorist attacks are no more accurate than everyday memories, even though we think that they are. This is only one example of how studying complex remembering phenomena can be an effective and exciting way of understanding basic memory processes.
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