News & Events

Recent Lab News

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 Masood has defended her dissertation earning her her Ph.D. Congratulations, Raeya!

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

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.

Zhang, X., Szekely, A., Rajaram, S., & Mohanty, A. (2019, March). Neural mechanisms by which contextual learning guides threat detection. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Affective Science, Boston, MA.

Pepe N., Tan L., Savani K., & Rajaram, S. (2018, November). Memory Disruption due to Part-set Cues in Recall: The Role of Culture. Poster accepted for presentation at the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Rajaram, S. (2018, October). Cognitive mechanisms underlying collective memory. Keynote Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Psychological Association Conference, Tainan, Taiwan.

Savani L., Pepe N., Tan L., & Rajaram, S. (2018, October). Cultural differences in memory processes: Evidence from the part-set cuing effect.  Invited talk in In J.-H. Chang (Chair), Culture & Cognition symposium to be held at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Psychological Association Conference, Tainan, Taiwan.

Pepe N., Tan L., Savani K., & Rajaram, S. (2018, May). Cultural Differences in Memory: Asians Show a Weaker Part-list Cueing Effect in Recall than North Americans. Poster accepted for presentation at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Future Presentations

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). 

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.) 

Dr. Suparna Rajaram presents at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2017 Meeting.

Recent Papers

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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