Professional History

Education

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Psychology, B.A. 1990.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Psychology, Ph.D. 1994.

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Williams College 1994-1998

Visiting Sabbatical Scholar, Northwestern University 1997-1998

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College 1998-2002

Associate Professor of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College 2003-present

Extramural Funding

Theoretical analysis of the effects of aging on memory and reaction time. Awarded to R. Ratcliff, A. Thapar, and G. Mckoon. National Institutes of Aging.

Modeling the effects of aging on reaction time. Awarded to R. Ratcliff and A. Thapar. National Institutes of Aging.

Mathematical modeling of age-related memory deficits. Awarded to A. Thapar. BSTART Grant funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.


Publications

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2007). Application of the diffusion model to two choice tasks for 75-90 year old adults. Psychology and Aging, 22, 56-66.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2006). Aging and Individual Differences in Rapid Two-choice Decisions. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13, 626-635.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2006). Aging, practice, and perceptual tasks: A diffusion model analysis. Psychology and Aging, 21, 353-371.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., Smith, P. L., & McKoon, G. (2004). Aging and Response Times: A Comparison of Sequential Sampling Models. In, Measuring the Mind: Speed, Control, and Age, (pp., 3-32), J. Duncan, P. McLeod, & L. Phillips (eds.), Oxford University Press: Oxford, England.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2004). A diffusion model analysis of the effects of aging on recognition memory.  Journal of Memory and Language, 50, 408-424.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., Gomez, P., & McKoon, G. (2004). A diffusion model analysis of the effects of aging in the lexical decision task.  Psychology and Aging, 19, 278-289.

Thapar, A., Ratcliff, R., & McKoon, G. (2003). A diffusion model analysis of the effects of aging on letter discrimination.  Psychology and Aging, 18, 415-429.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2003). A diffusion model analysis of the effects of aging on brightness discrimination.  Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 523-525.

Ratcliff, R., Thapar, A., & McKoon, G. (2001). The effects of aging on reaction time in a signal detection task.  Psychology and Aging, 16, 323-341.

Thapar, A. & McDermott, K.B. (2001). False recall and false recognition induced by presentation of associated words: Effects of retention interval and level of processing. Memory and Cognition, 29, 424-432.

Thapar, A. & Rouder, J. N. (2001). Bias in conceptual priming. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 8, 791-797.

Greene, R.L., Thapar, A., & Westerman, D.L. (1998).  Effects of generation on memory for words.  Journal of Memory and Language, 38, 255-264.


Thapar, A. (1996).  The reverse-interference effect in free recall.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 22, 430-437.

Thapar, A. & Greene, R.L. (1995).  A strategic account of the cue-depreciation effect.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49, 513-519.

Greene, R.L. & Thapar, A. (1994).  Mirror effect in frequency discrimination.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 20, 46-952.

Thapar, A. & Greene, R.L. (1994).  The effects of levels of processing on implicit and explicit memory tasks.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 20, 671-679.

Thapar, A., Petrill, S.A. & Thompson, L.A. (1994).  The heritability of memory in the Western Reserve Twin Project.  Behavior Genetics, 24, 155-160.

Thapar, A. & Greene, R.L. (1993).  Evidence against a short-term-store account of long-term recency effects.  Memory & Cognition, 21, 329-337.

 

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