Psychology Department

Dr. Ruthann Thomas

psychology faculty

 2012 - Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, '09
M.A., University of Toronto, '04
B.A., Furman University, '03
D W Reynolds Center for Life Science
Office #142
Fax:  501-450-4547

Courses I teach:
    Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110)
    Research Methods (PSYC 295)
    Human Memory (PSYC 323)
    Adult Development and Aging  (PSYC 245)

 Research interests
    Human memory and learning 
    Aging and memory
    Cognitive control over attention and memory
    Metacognitive judgments of learning

Selected publications

Thomas, R. C. & Jacoby, L. L. (2012). Diminishing adult egocentrism in estimating what others know. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.  Advance online publication. doi; 10.1037/a0028883.

Thomas, R. C. & McDaniel, M.A. (2012). Testing and feedback effects on front-end control over later retrieval. 
Journal of Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028886.

Thomas, R. C. & Hasher, L. (2012). Reflections of distraction in memory: Transfer of distraction improves recall in younger and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 38, 30-39.

Thomas, R. C., Kim, S., Goldstein, D. Hasher, L., Wong, K., & Ghai, A. (2007). Do you see what I see?  Age differences in time perspective and the focus of visual attention. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 62B, 247-252.

Thomas, R. C., & Hasher, L. (2006). The influence of emotional valence on age differences in early processing and memory.  Psychology and Aging, 21, 821-825.