Degree: Ph.D. University of Illinois, Psychology,
Area: Cognitive psychology
Office: MP 421 x (410) 455-2413
Lab: MP 407 x (410) 455-2934
Fax: (410) 455-1055
Website: not supplied by instructor
I am interested in cognitive processes particularly
in components of cognition that relate to human memory. I am currently
studying retrieval processes for information in general and peoples'
names in particular. My current specialized interest is in what
is known as the "tip-of-the-tongue" phenomenon. This phenomenon
involves the knowledge that one is certain of the name of a person
without being able to verbally generate the name. Questions about
this topic from students are welcome and opportunities exist in
my laboratory for undergraduate student involvement. Please contact
me by email.
Groninger, L. D. (2000). Face-name mediated learning and long-term
retention: the role of images and imagery processes. American
Journal of Psychology, 113, 199-219.
Groninger, L. D., Groninger, D. H., and Steins, J. (1995). Learning
the names of people: the role of image mediators. Memory,
Groninger, L. D. & Murray, K. (In press) Reminiscence, forgetting,
and hypermnesia: isolating the effects using recall and recognition
memory measures. Memory.
Groninger, L. D. (2000). Searching for Names: When Trying to
Hard Doesn't Pay off. Paper presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic
Society. New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15-17.
Graduate Student Mentees
not provided by instructor
Psyc 331: Experimental Psychology: Design
and Analysis I
Psyc 332: Experimental Psychology: Design and Analysis II
317: Cognitive Psychology
Psyc 415: Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
To learn more about Psyc 331: Experimental
Psychology, Design and Analysis I, please read below.
Course objective: The major objective of
the course is to teach you how to appreciate, evaluate, and do research.
Research involves data, data analysis, and data interpretation.
Within psychology, data analytic procedures often involve statistics.
Therefore, a large portion of the course will involve the teaching
of statistics and the integration of statistics into a research
context. We will focus on the twin goals of understanding basic
statistical concepts and properly doing statistical procedures.
Expectations: To do well, most students
will need to spend at least 10 hours a week on the course. Our job
is to help make your learning experience as efficient and enjoyable
as possible. The material in this course builds upon itself making
it a necessity for you to keep up with the course. Concepts that
are developed early in the course are utilized in the development
of later concepts. Do yourself a big favor and plan a schedule that
will allow you to keep up with the course.
Course structure: For the most part, we
will cover one chapter a week. Typically, I will lecture on the
material in a chapter and assign homework on that chapter that will
be due the following period. We will amplify on the chapter and
discuss homework during the following class period. At the beginning
at the next period we will have a quiz on that chapter. This procedure
will be repeated for the next chapter and so forth. You will also
be assigned a teaching assistant who will be responsible for helping
you in discussion sections and during office hours.
Grades: Your grade will be determined as follows: 10 percent
homework, 25 percent quizzes, 25 percent midterm, 40 percent comprehensive
final exam, half of which will be open book. Your two worst quizzes
will be discarded as will your worst homework. You will not be able
to make up missed work without an excused absence that can be documented.
Work turned in late will receive a 20 percent penalty. Homework
is due at 10 a.m. on the appropriate days.
Conduct: During exams and quizzes you are
expected to look only at your paper. Cheating is cause for failure
in the course and possible dismissal from the University. You are
responsible for all information given in class whether or not you
attend. Please be courteous enough not to whisper with classmates
during class. If you feel that you can learn the material on your
own without attending class that is your decision. However, if you
do attend lecture you are expected to obey all rules of etiquette.
This includes refraining from eating or drinking in class.