Assistant Department Chair
- Associate Professor of Psychology
- Ph.D., Kent State University
Office Hours Fall 2019
- Monday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Friday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Or by appointment
- PSY475 Cognitive Psychology
- PSY476 Cognitive Laboratory
- PSY400 Senior Seminar (Fact and Fantasy: How the Mind Creates Reality)
I have broad interests in human memory and cognition, including cognitive neuroscience.
My research focuses especially on: source monitoring (the processes by which we attribute
mental experiences to sources) and the phenomenal experience of remembering; specification
of the component cognitive processes and neural substrates of episodic memory, especially
those involved in the binding of attributes into complex memories and in cognitive
control; application of theories of human memory to real-world problems, including
eyewitness suggestibility and interpersonal reality monitoring (how we judge the veracity
of other people’s memory accounts). I am also interested in the impact of both emotion
and aging on cognition, and I collaborate with clinicians in studies looking at cognitive
disruptions in psychopathology (depression, schizophrenia, PTSD). I also enjoy collaborating
with students on cognitive topics of mutual interest.
Complete publication listing can be found here.
- Mitchell, K.J. (2016). The cognitive neuroscience of source monitoring. In J. Dunlosky & U. Tauber (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Metamemory (pp. 425-449). Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
- Sugimori, E., Mitchell, K.J., Raye, C.L., Greene, E.J., & Johnson, M.K. (2014). Brain
mechanisms underlying reality monitoring for heard and imagined words. Psychological Science, 25, 403-413.
- Mitchell, K.J., Ankudowich, E., Durbin, K.A., Greene, E.J., & Johnson, M.K. (2013).
Age-related differences in agenda-driven monitoring of format and task information.
Neuropsychologia, 51, 2427-2441.
- Mitchell, K.J., & Johnson, M.K. (2009). Source monitoring 15 years later: What have
we learned from fMRI about the neural mechanisms of source memory? Psychological Bulletin, 135, 638-677.
- Mitchell, K.J, Raye, C.L., Ebner, N.C., Tubridy, S.M., Frankel, H., & Johnson, M.K.
(2009). Age-group differences in medial cortex activity associated with thinking about
self-relevant agendas. Psychology and Aging, 24, 438-449.
- Johnson, M.K., Mitchell, K.J., Raye, C.L., McGuire, J.T., & Sanislow, C.A. (2006).
Mental rubbernecking to negative information depends on task context. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 614-618.
- Mitchell, K.J., Johnson, M.K., &Mather, M. (2003). Source monitoring and suggestibility
to misinformation: Adult age-related differences. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 107-119.
- Mitchell, K.J., & Zaragoza, M.S.(2001). Contextual overlap and eyewitness suggestibility.
Memory & Cognition, 29, 616-626.
- Mitchell, K.J., Johnson, M.K., Raye, C.L., Mather, M., & D’Esposito, M. (2000). Aging
and reflective processes of working memory: Binding and test load deficits. Psychology and Aging, 15, 527–541.
- Johnson, M.K., Bush, J.G., & Mitchell, K.J. (1998). Interpersonal reality monitoring:
Judging the sources of other people's memories. Social Cognition, 16, 199-224.
- Mitchell, K.J., Livosky, M., & Mather, M. (1998). The weapon focus effect revisited:
The role of novelty. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 3, 287-303.
- Mitchell, K.J., & Zaragoza, M.S. (1996). Repeated exposure to suggestion and false
memory: The role of contextual variability. Journal of Memory and Language, 35, 246-260.
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