• I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 1997 and my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology/Aging (with a minor in Neuroscience) from Georgia Tech in 2002. I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington Uniersity in St. Louis from 2002-2003.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-01-01 The influence of prior knowledge on memory and metamemory for famous names and faces: A dual-process approach.Zeitschrift Für Psychologie. The Journal of Psychology.  229:131–142.. 2021-01-01
    2015-08-01 Women's drinking decisions in sexually risky situations: Effects of a low level of intoxication.Addictive Behaviors.  47:61-65. 2015-08-01
    2014-01-01 Deciding to drink more is sexually risky situations: A low level intoxication alcohol administration studyAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.  38. 2014-01-01
    2009-01-01 Aging and recollection in the accuracy of judgments of learning.Psychology & Aging.  24:494-500. 2009-01-01


    Research Overview

  • My research has two broad themes. The first concerns individual differences in memory and attention, both as a function of normal aging and working memory capacity. How and why are certain individuals better at attending to and remembering information in their everyday lives? What are the best ways to measure these differences in cognition? The second focuses on more applied issues having to do with memory rehabilitation. What cognitive training techniques are most effective at slowing or reversing age-related declines? What role does physical fitness play in memory improvement?
  • Teaching Overview

  • My main goal as an instructor is to try to blend academic rigor with enthusiasm and a passion for the process of learning. I try to foster interaction in the classroom by creating a respectful environment and by encouraging my students to think critically about the information they encounter (even when it means disagreeing with me). I feel strongly that one of the most important skills we should help our students develop is the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. I currently teach: PSY410 (Cognitive Psychology), PSY324 (Psychology And Aging), and PSY105 (General Psychology).
  • Full Name

  • Karen A Daniels