Research in the Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory
Our lab focuses on memory and memory aging, especially factors that relate to prospective memory, metamemory and collaborative cognition. Additional information on our research interests is below:
Prospective memory refers to memory for future intentions. We study how prospective memory changes with age and the factors that help determine whether you will or will not remember to complete those items on your To Do list.
Metamemory refers to knowledge and beliefs about one's memory. We look at individual differences in metamemory and how beliefs about one's memory ability relate to performance.
A new lab interest explores the social context of memory. Some questions we are trying to answer are: Are you more likely to remember to do something for a friend than a stranger? Can couples help each other remember? And, if so, what kind of help is beneficial?