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Lab Director

Dr. Celinda (Cindy) Reese-Melancon, Ph.D.

Dr. Reese-Melancon is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. She completed her doctorate at Louisiana State University under the direction of Dr. Katie Cherry. Her work is focused on prospective memory, or how we remember to do things in the future, as well as metamemory, or how knowledge and beliefs about memory relate to memory performance. Dr. Reese-Melancon’s primary interest is in how prospective memory performance and memory beliefs change with age, but she also conducts research examining basic memory mechanisms.


Lately, she has been binge watching Ted Lasso.

Graduate Students

Rachael Turner

Rachael is currently a 4th year student in the doctoral Experimental Psychology program, pursuing a dual-track degree in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. She graduated from Washburn University in 2019 and earned her Master's at OSU in 2021. Her research is focused on how caregiving impacts cognition.

Rachael enjoys rewatching Friends in her free time. 

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Riley Wyatt

Riley completed his B.A. in psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017. He worked full-time as a correctional case manager and then as a research technician before beginning the Experimental Psychology doctoral program at Oklahoma State in the Fall of 2022. His research interests include prospective memory, working memory, how they interact in the real-world, and factors underlying individual differences. He hopes to work in academia after graduating so he can conduct research, mentor students, and increase educational access.

Riley watches Shark Tank every Saturday morning (with coffee).

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