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Recent Lab News

Fall 2021 –  Tori Peña was awarded the Psychonomic Society J. Frank Yates Student Conference Award. Congratulations, Tori!

Summer 2021 – Nicholas Pepe has defended his dissertation earning his Ph.D. Congratulations, Dr. Nicholas Pepe!

Summer 2021 –  Tori Peña has defended her specialties and advanced to her doctoral candidacy. Congratulations, Tori!

Summer 2021 – Garrett Greeley has completed his master’s degree and entered his third year in graduate training. Congratulations, Garrett!

Spring 2021 – Nicholas Pepe was awarded the SBU Presidential Critical Research Fund Award (2021). Congratulations, Nick!

Spring 2021 – Tori Peña was awarded the Endowed Award Fund for Cognitive Science. Congrats, Tori!

Fall 2020 – Alejandra Estrada has won the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship for her Ph.D. training. Congratulations, Alejandra!

Fall 2020 – Nicholas Pepe was awarded the SBU Departmental Award for Excellence in Advanced Research. Congratulations Nick!

Fall 2020 – Alejandra Estrada has joined the lab team and begun working toward her Ph.D.

Spring 2020 – Raeya Maswood has defended her dissertation earning her her Ph.D. Raeya now works in UX research at Instagram. Congratulations, Dr. Raeya Maswood!

Spring 2020 – Suparna Rajaram elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Spring 2020 – Tori Peña has received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Tori!

Fall 2019 – Suparna Rajaram has received the Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award!

Fall 2019 – Garrett Greeley has joined the lab team and begun working towards his Ph.D.

Fall 2018 – Akos Szekely has defended his dissertation earning him his Ph.D.  Congratulations, Akos!

Fall 2018 – Tori Peña has joined the lab team and begun working towards her Ph.D.

Spring, 2017 – Hae-Yoon Choi has moved to the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, to begin her postdoctoral fellowship.  Congratulations, Yoon!

Recent Presentations

Rajaram, S. (Originally scheduled 22-25 July 2020; Rescheduled 23 June 2021). Remembering in a Social Context and the Emergence of Collective Memory. In the symposium, Individual cognition for collective action (Organizer:  Nat Rabb), held at the International conference on Thinking, Paris, France.  (Online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Rajaram, S. (2021, March). Social remembering and collective memory formation.  APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture, at the Virtual Eastern Psychological Association Conference (Invited by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Science Directorate and Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) to serve as one of APA’s 2020 Distinguished Scientist Lecturers.) 

Rajaram, S. (February 8, 2021). Social transmission of memory and the emergence of collective memory.  Invited lecture in the 2019-2020 Distinguished Speaker Series at the Social, Behavioral, and Economics Directorate, the National Science Foundation. (Postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic).

Pepe, N., Wang, Q., & Rajaram, S. (2020, November). One for All: Collaborative Remembering in Ethnically Uniform and Diverse Group Settings. Poster submitted for presentation at the 61th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Virtual.

Pepe, N., Moyer A., Peña, T., & Rajaram, S. (2020, November). Deceitful hints: A meta-analytic review of the part-set cue deficit in recall. Manuscript in preparation. Poster submitted for presentation at the 61th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Virtual.

Rajaram, S. (2020, November).  Invited research colloquium. University of California, Merced, CA.

Rajaram, S. (2020, November). Collaborative remembering and collective memory. Award Winner Invited Address at the 61st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Virtual Platform Conference). 

Maswood, R., Luhmann C. C., & Rajaram, S. (2019, November). Social transmission and collective remembering of false memories. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Montreal, Canada.

Rajaram, S., Pepe, N., Tan, L., & Savani, K. (2019, November). Cross-cultural variations in memory disruption: The part-set cueing deficit. Invited talk in the Inaugural Culture and Cognition Preconference of the Psychonomic Society (Co-organizers, Gutchess, A. & Rajaram, S.). Montreal, Canada.

Rajaram, S. (2019, May). True and false memory transmission in small groups and large networks: A cognitive analysis of how collective memories emerge. Invited Speaker at the National Memory in a Time of Populism Conference at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Future Presentations

Recent Papers

Pepe, N.*, Wang, Q., & Rajaram, S. (2020). Collaborative remembering in ethnically uniform and diverse group settings. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 

Rajaram, S. & Marsh, E. J. (2019) Cognition in the internet age: What are the important questions? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 46-49.

Marsh, E. J. & Rajaram, S. (2019) The digital expansion of the mind: Implications of internet usage for memory and cognition. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1-14.

Maswood, R.*, Rasmussen, A. S., & Rajaram, S. (2019). Collaborative remembering of emotional autobiographical memories: Implications for emotion regulation and collective memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(1), 65-79.

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