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Suzanna L. Penningroth
Prospective memory; Cognitive aging
Dr. Penningroth's lab is also part of Wy-OARG (the Wyoming Older Adults Research Group), which is composed of Dr. Penningroth's lab, Dr. Nunez' lab, and Dr. McKibbin's lab.
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago 1995
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago 1993
B.S., University of Washington 1989
email@example.com • (307) 766-4323 • Bio Sciences Bldg 109
*Dr. Penningroth is actively recruiting prospective graduate students at this time.
Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Adjunct Professor, University of Wyoming
Visiting Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale
Post-doc in statistics, (NHLBI funded) Behavioral Medicine Research Program, University of Miami
Prospective Memory (memory for future actions) - Information processing in prospective memory - Adult aging and prospective memory - Childhood development of prospective memory - Social-cognitive and motivational factors in prospective memory - Individual differences in prospective memory - The intention superiority effect- Cognitive Aging - Goals and aging - Knowledge about cognitive aging prospective memory and aging-Critical thinking
General Psychology (Psyc 1000)
Issues in Psychology (Critical Thinking)(Psyc 1001)
Cognitive Psychology (Psyc 3120)
Advanced Cognitive Psychology (Psyc 5230) (Graduate)
Graduate Seminar: Memory Across the Lifespan (Psyc 5760)
Editorial Activities Ad Hoc Reviewer: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Psychologische Forschung (Psychological Research), Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Experimental Aging Research, Memory
Chapters in Edited Books
Penningroth, S. L., Bartsch, K., & McMahan, E. A. (in press). Motivational Influences are Important for Understanding Prospective Memory Performance in Children. In Psychology of Memory. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. preprint word doc
Penningroth, S. L., & Scott, W. D. (2008). Improving Goal-based Models of Motivation: Incorporating Research on Prospective Memory. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Motivation (pp. 75-82). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Penningroth, S. L., & Scott, W. D. (2007). A Motivational-Cognitive Model of Prospective Memory: The Influence of Goal Relevance. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Motivation (pp. 115-128). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. prepring word doc
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Penningroth, S. L., & Scott, W. D. (2012). Effects of importance on memory strategy use in prospective memory tasks, manuscript submitted for publication.
Penningroth, S. L. & Scott, W. D. (2012, under review). The perceived importance of real prospective memory tasks: relationships with age and task relevance for goals and concerns, manuscript submitted for publication.
Penningroth, S. L. & Scott, W. D. (2012, under review). Age-related differences in the goals and concerns that motivate real life prospective memory tasks, manuscript submitted for publication.
Selected Journal Articles
Penningroth, S. L., Graf, P., & *Gray, J. M. (2012). The effect of a working memory load on the intention-superiority effect: Examining features of automaticity, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 441-450. pdf
Penningroth, S. L., & Scott, W. D. (2012). Age-related differences in reported goals: Support for socioemotional selectivity theory and selection, optimization, and compensation theory, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 74, 87-111. pdf
Penningroth, S. L., Scott, W. D., & Freuen, M. (2011). Social motivation in prospective memory: higher importance ratings and reported performance rates for social tasks, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 3-11. pdf
Penningroth, S. L. (2011). When does the intention-superiority effect occur? Activation patterns before and after task completion, and moderating variables, Journal of Cognitive Psychology (formerly European Journal of Cognitive Psychology ) 23, 140-156. preprint word doc
Penningroth, S. L., *Despain, L., & *Gray, M. J. (2007). A course designed to improve psychological critical thinking,Teaching of Psychology, 34, 153-157. preprint word doc
Penningroth, S. L. (2005). Effects of attentional demand, cue typicality, and priming on an event-based prospective memory task, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 885-897. pdf
Penningroth, S. L. (2005). Free-recall of everyday retrospective and prospective memories: The intention-superiority effect is moderated by action versus state orientation and by gender, Memory, 13(7), 711-724. pdf
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