Dr. Mary Harmon-Vukic, Principal Investigator
In my lab I investigate memory processes during reading. Specifically, I am interested in factors that influence memory retrieval.
Areas of interest:
- Inferences during Reading
- Negation and Memory
- The Minimally Counterintuitiveness Effect
- Cognitive Load during Reading
Harmon-Vukić, M. E. (under review). Distracting context and the activation of predictive inferences.
Harmon-Vukić, M. E., Guéraud, S., Lassonde, K. A., & O’Brien, E. J. (2009). The activation and instantiation of instrumental inferences. Discourse Processes, 46, 467-490.
Harmon-Vukić, M. E., & Slone, D. J. (2009). The influence of integration on recall for counterintuitive stories. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 9(1-2), 57-68.
Guéraud, S., Harmon, M. E., & Peracchi, K. A. (2005). Updating situation models: The memory based contribution. Discourse Processes, 39(2-3), 243-263.
Kaitlin Gillard (Research Assistant) Kaitlin is a junior. She has a general interest in cognitive psychology and enjoys learning about research in cognition.
Katerina Procenko (Research Assistant)- Katerina is impressed with the inner workings of the mind and how small changes across conditions affect processing. She also has an interest biology and cognitive neuroscience.
I encourage you to consider doing an independent study in the Cognition Lab. Below is some information.
PSY 201/202—Research Design and Statistical Analysis I and II
PSY 316—Cognitive Psychology
PSY 416—Experimental Cognitive Psychology
Permission from Dr. Harmon-Vukic
Typical independent study projects build on experiments from PSY 316 and/or PSY 416. Most independent studies involve empirical work investigating memory.
How to apply:
You must submit a research proposal including an introduction, methods section, and hypotheses.
Please contact me if you are considering an independent study or if you have any questions.