Christine P. Malone, Ph.D.                                        

Professor & Chair

Department of Psychology

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Office: Bridges 360 G


Spring 21 Office Hours: M W 10:00-1:00; T Th 10:30-12:30


Fall 2023

· Psy 230--Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences + Lab (and D2L Brightspace)

· Psy 633--Statistics/Methods for School Psychologists Course Website (and D2L Brightspace)  

Spring 2023

· Psy 430--Advanced Experimental Methods (and D2L Brightspace)  

· Psy 342--Learning and Memory (use D2L Brightspace)

· Psy 492--Seminar--Myths of Memory (D2L Brightspace)

Research Interests

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).

MSUM Psychology Department


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Old Psy 230

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Old Psy 430


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Last Updated on: 10/01/2023 by Christine Malone