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Cindy Reese-Melanconm, Ph.D.


Cognitive aging, Memory, Prospective memory

Degree: PhD, Cognitive Development
Broad Expertise/Interests: Cognitive aging
Equipment/Techniques: Memory assessment
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets: Dyadic data analysis
Research Interests: I study human memory performance, especially how memory changes with age. Three main research areas currently are: prospective memory (memory for future actions), metamemory (memory beliefs), and collaborative cognition (particularly how older adults help each other remember).
Funding in the Last Three Years:


Publication Highlights:

Calamia, M, Reese-Melancon, C., Cherry, K.E., Hawley, K., & Jazwinski, S.M. (2016). The Knowledge of Memory Aging Questionnaire: Factor structure and correlates in a lifespan sample. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 86, 91-96.

Kominsky, T.K., & Reese-Melancon, C. (2017). The effects of context expectation on younger and older adults’ prospective memory performance. Memory, 25, 122-131.

Margrett, J. A., & Reese-Melancon, C. (2016). Collaborative cognition in middle and later life: Intimate partner negotiation of everyday tasks. In J. Bookwala (Ed.). Couple Relationships in Mid and Late Life: Their Nature, Complexity, and Role in Health and Illness (pp. 219-238). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.