Ph.D. Stony Brook University (2001)
Area Director: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
Director: Aging and Cognition Laboratory
Member: Institute for Neuroscience
241 Psychology Building
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 345 Human Cognitive Processes
PSYC 689 Seminar on Memory and Consciousness
- Memory and aging
- Explicit and implicit memory
- Learning and education
- Self-perceptions and aging
- Alzheimer’s disease
My work examines age-related changes in memory and cognition. The goals of this research are to identify memory and other abilities that are spared in healthy aging and to develop methods for improving older adults’ memory performance. A second line of work examines memory performance in optimally-functioning younger adults (typically undergraduates). The goals of this research are to understand the relationship between subjective memory judgments and memory accuracy and to improve student academic performance.
2014-2017, Unity and diversity in self-regulation and executive functioning, National Science Foundation.
2011-2015, Investigating how prior task success improves memory performance in older adults, National Institutes of Health.
Balsis, S., Benge, J., Lowe, D. A., Geraci, L., & Doody, R. S. (2015). How do scores on the ADAS-COG, MMSE, and CDR-SOB correspond? The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30, 1-8.
Miller, T. M. & Geraci, L. (2014). Improving metacognitive accuracy: How failing to retrieve practice items reduces overconfidence. Consciousness and Cognition, 29, 131-140.
Hughes, M. L., Geraci, L., & De Forrest, R. L. (2013). Aging 5 years in 5 minutes: The effect of taking a memory test on older adults’ subjective age. Psychological Science, 24, 2481-2488.
Geraci, L. & Miller, T. M. (2013). Improving older adults’ memory performance using prior task success. Psychology and Aging, 28, 340-345.
Geraci, L., McDaniel, M. A., Miller, T. M., & Hughes, M. L. (2013). The bizarreness effect: Evidence for the critical influence of retrieval processes. Memory & Cognition, 41, 1228-1237.
Guillory, J. J. & Geraci, L. (2013). Correcting erroneous inferences in memory: The role of source credibility. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 201-209.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Accepting Students 2017-2018