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Nancy Franklin, Ph.D.


Office: Psychology B-338
Phone: (631) 632-7840

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Stanford University (1989)
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
Dr. Franklin will be considering prospective graduate students for the Fall of 2018.

Research Interests:

False memory, source monitoring,memory representation of described situations.

Current Research:

Nancy Franklin's research focuses on memory representation -- in particular, (1) how memories for imagined events  are similar to those for actual events and (2) how people evaluate their memories to determine whether remembered  events had actually occurred. These larger issues are studied in our lab under two research topics: source  monitoring (the process by which a person determines the origin of a retrieved memory) and situation models (the memory representation for a described event or situation). 

Under Review, or In Preparation:

Franklin, N., Greenstein, M., Martins, M., & Meier, M. When Anticipation Beats Accuracy: Threat Alters Memory For Dynamic Scenes.

Greenstein, M., Franklin, N., &  Klug, J. In-Group vs. out-group source attributions: Spontaneously inferred features can both facilitate and impair source monitoring.

Swets, B., Franklin, N., & Viccellio, A. Interruptions in the Emergency Room.

Franklin, N., Swets., B., & Viccellio, A.  How interruptions can enhance complex task performance.

Cruz, M., Greenstein, M., Franklin, N., & Mutlu, K. Suspense and misinformation effects.

Franklin, N., Hau, C.-L. V.*, Beck, J. L.*, Sylvester, P.*, & Belazi, A.*  Familiarity matching as a strategy for determining source.

Representative Publications:

(Asterisk denotes student author.)

Franklin, N., & Greenstein, M. (2013). A brief guide to factors that commonly influence identification and memory for criminal events. New York State Bar Association Journal, 2, 11-19.

Franklin, N. (2012). Representing space: A look back. PsycCRITIQUES.

Moyer, A., & Franklin, N. (2011). Strengthening the educational value of participation in research as part of a psychology department subject pool. Journal of  Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics, 75-82.

Barber, S. J.*, Franklin, N., Naka, M., & Yoshimura, H.* (2010). Higher social intelligence can impair source monitoring memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36(2), 545-551.

Current Research Support:

2012-2013  Management of distractions and interruptions during nursing care in ICU, National Patient Safety Foundation, $100,000. (Consulting Scientist; PI: Mary Elizabeth Happ)

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