Deanna Westerman


Associate Professor of Psychology




Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Area: Cognitive Psychology 

Phone: 607-777-4171
Office: Science IV, Room 363

 Research Interests:

Human memory

Research Description:

My research is in the area of human memory and is primarily focused on recognition memory processes. I am interested in understanding the nature of familiarity and the attributional factors that influence memory and memory decision-making.

Selected Publications:

*Lanska, M., *Old, J. M., & Westerman, D. L. (2014). Fluency effects in recognition memory: Are perceptual fluency and conceptual fluency interchangeable? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 1-11.

*Olds, J. M., *Lanska, M., & Westerman, D. L. (2014). The role of perceived threat on the survival processing memory advantage, Memory, 22, 26-35.

*Olds, J. & Westerman, D.L. (2012). The effect of training on the interpretation of fluency in recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 38, 653-664.

*Kurilla & Westerman (2011). The role of inference and heuristics in subjective reports of recollection. In P. A. Higham and J. Leboe (Eds.), Constructions of remembering and metacognition: Essays in honour of Bruce Whittlesea. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

*Kurilla, B. P. & Westerman, D. L., (2010). Source memory for unidentified test stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 36, 398-410.


* indicates current or former student coauthors


Last Updated: 9/29/14