Amanda Gilchrist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Amanda Gilchrist

Dr. Gilchrist has a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. and Ph.D in Psychological Sciences with a Concentration in Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Gilchrist teaches several courses at Cottey, including Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, and Biopsychology. Much of her research examines working memory and attention, and she plans to run experiments in the Psychology Lab that look at these. She regularly attends conferences in her field, including the Psychonomic Society and the National Institute on Teaching in Psychology (NITOP).

Recent Professional Activities

  • Assessment Committee, 2017-present, Chair
  • Personnel Committee, 2017-2018 (at-large member)

Selected Publications

  1. Gilchrist, A.L., Duarte, A., & Verhaeghen, P. (2016). Retrospective cues based on object features improve visual working memory performance in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 23, 184-195.
  2. Gilchrist, A.L. (2015). How should we measure chunks? A continuing issue in chunking research and a way forward. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1456.
  3. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2014). A two-stage search of visual working memory: Investigating speed in the change-detection paradigm. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 67, 2031-2050.
  4. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2012). Chunking. In V. Ramachandran (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition. San Diego: Academic Press. (Pp. 476-483).
  5. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2011). Can the focus of attention accommodate multiple, separate items? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1484-1502.
  6. Cowan, N., AuBuchon, A.M., Gilchrist, A.L., Ricker, T.J., & Saults, J.S. (2011). Age differences in visual working memory capacity: Not based on encoding limitations. Developmental Science, 14, 1066-1074.

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