Geeta Shivde, ph.d.

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

Office Hours: Spring 2024


  • Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 11am - 12 pm


  • Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 1:30-3:30 PM 
  • Wednesdays 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Appointments required, please visit the link HERE to make an appointment. 

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.

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