Christine P. Malone, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
Phone: (218) 477-2804
Fax: (218) 477-2602
Office: 360G Bridges Hall
Spring 2013 Courses
· Psy 230 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (with 2 labs)
· Psy 342 Learning & Memory
· Psy 430 Advanced Experimental Psychology
Fall 2013 Courses
· Psy 113 General Psychology (2 sections)
· Psy 330 Experimental Methods
· Psy 633 Statistics/Methods for School Psychologists
I have two main areas of interest--spoken word recognition and human memory.
Most of my research in spoken word recognition addresses the processes taking place during the early stages of recognition. My current work investigates the role that sound information plays in automatic processes such as activating a pool of potential candidates and then selecting the best word. Most models of spoken word recognition involve activation of the target word, as well as other closely related words. Determining the relationships and connections affecting spreading activation is essential for modeling the recognition system and also supplies clues to how semantic knowledge is organized in memory.
I am also interested in various factors affecting memory performance, particularly false recognitions (i.e., identifying a new word as old). How do semantic, phonological, and order relationships among the study and test words influence false recognitions? Also, how can auditory and visual information be presented for optimal memory performance of complex tasks? Answers to these questions have various implications for theories of memory and knowledge, as well as for applied situations (e.g., air traffic control displays).
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Last Updated on: 01/16/2013 by Christine Malone