Geoffrey Logan McKinley

Section 1

Program Area: Cognitive



  • Cognitive

Research Description

Generally, I am interested in the decision-making process that is involved in study and recall. One question that much of my research seeks to understand is how people make decisions during study, and more specifically, how these decisions impact study behavior and later memory performance. For example, one line of research examines the role of retrieval during study (i.e., reminding) by seeking direct evidence during study (e.g., overt rehearsal), and indirect evidence at test (e.g., memory performance) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the learning process. I am also interested in understanding how aspects of conversation (e.g., common ground) relate to memory, and to what extent conversational role impacts this relationship. My other research interests include recognition memory, eyewitness memory and confidence, and model building. 

Section 2


Facilities Information

Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.