The Psychology Newsletter for Spring 2013 (.PDF, 690 KB) covers updates for the Science IV and V Buildings, profiles some of our faculty and alumni (both Graduate & Undergraduate), and highlights our Honors students and awards winners from 2012.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Area: Cognitive Psychology
Office: Science IV, Room 363
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.
(* indicates current or former student coauthors)
*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.
Last Updated: 4/21/14