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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.


Psychology Faculty

Updated photo of Deanne WestermanDEANNE WESTERMAN

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Area: Cognitive Psychology
Phone: 607-777-4171
Office: Science IV, Room 363


Curriculum Vitae (450 kb)

Research Interests:

Human memory

Center for Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Sciences (CAPS)

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:

(* indicates current or former student coauthors)

*Lanska, M. & Westerman (submitted). Fluency Effects in Recognition Memory: Are Perceptual Fluency and Conceptual Fluency Interchangeable?

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

*Kurilla & Westerman (2010). The role of inference and heuristics in subjective reports of recollection: Essays in honour of Bruce Whittlesea. Constructions of Remembering and Metacognition, P. A. Higham and J. Leboe, Eds.

Thapar, A., & Westerman, D. L. (2009). Aging and fluency based illusions of recognition memory. Psychology and Aging. 24, 595-603.

Westerman, D. L. (2008). Relativity and Fluency-Based Illusions of Recognition Memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(6), 1196-1200.

*Miller, J. K., *Lloyd, M. E., Westerman, D. L. (2008). When does modality matter? Perceptual versus conceptual fluency-based illusions in memory. Journal of Memory and Language. 58, 1080-1094.

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