Welcome

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, residential, 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, my work has shown that memories for hearing about the September 11th terrorist attacks are no more accurate than everyday memories, even though most people think that they are.

Thanks for visiting and please explore the links above to learn more about my college, my students, my teaching, and my research.

ONGOING STUDIES

Interested in flashbulb memories? Volunteer as a participant now! Study is entirely online. Login & fill out survey at Anyone (aged 18 and over) is eligible; participation takes less than 30 minutes.

Interested in remembering and romantic relationships? We’re looking for participants (aged 25-65) who are (or have been married) to participate in an on-campus research study. Participation takes less than 60 minutes and you will be compensated with $10. Use the contact form below for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

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