Psychology Department



Geeta Shivde

Geeta Shivde
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Oregon

Office Phone: 610-436-3207
Office Room #: Peoples 43
Preferred means of contact: Email

Preferred period of contact before scheduling meeting: When scheduling an advisee meeting, please contact a week in advance.  If you wish to simply talk during office hours, please email the day before. 

Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Dr. Shivde will be on Sabbatical for Fall 2016, and will not hold office hours.

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Courses typically taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology Laboratory

Brief description of research interests:

My research is in the general area of human memory. I am especially interested in how we keep information in working/short term memory even when there are distractions. I am also interested in how working memory interacts with other cognitive processes like attention and language processing.

Representative publications:

Hulbert, J., Shivde, G. & Anderson, M.C. (2012). Evidence Against Associative Blocking as a Cause of Cue-Independent Retrieval-Induced Forgetting. Experimental Psychology, 59(1), 11-21.

Shivde, G. & Anderson, M.C. (2011). On the existence of semantic working memory: Evidence for direct semantic maintenance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 37(6), 1342-1369.

Condon, L Shivde, G., Kapp, B. & Kumar, V.K.. (2011). Can facilitation imagery alter the effects of semantic priming?  Current Psychology, 30(1), 34-52.

Teaching Philosophy: My main goal is to get students excited about the science of psychology. Students may come into the major with a narrow view of the field, and I hope to show the amazing breadth of possibilities in studying psychology.