DEANNE L. WESTERMAN
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Area: Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Office: Old Johnson Hall, Room 208
Curriculum vitae (175kb)
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.
Westerman, D. L., Klin, C. M., & *Lanska M. (in press). On the (elusive) role of oral-motor movements in fluency-based memory illusions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.
Westerman, D.L., *Lanska, M., & *Olds, J.M. (in press). The effect of processing fluency on impressions of familiarity and liking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.
*Lanska, M., *Olds, 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.
* indicates current or former student coauthors