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Valerie F. Reyna, Ph.D.


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EDUCATION

  • Rockefeller University, New York, New York, Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, also qualifications in Linguistics and in Statistics; "The Animated Word: Modification of Meaning by Context," George A. Miller, Dissertation Director, 1976-1981.
  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 1973-1976.

EMPLOYMENT

  • Administrative Appointments

    • Senior Research Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research in the United States Department of Education, 2001-Present
    • Director, Division of Learning, Technology, and Assessment, Arizona Research Laboratories, Office of the Vice President for Research, 1997-Present
    • Director, Informatics and Decision Making Laboratory, College of Medicine, 1996-Present
    • Director, Biopsychosocial Core, National Institutes of Health Center, Department of Pediatrics, 1998-Present
  • Faculty Appointments

    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Professor in Surgery, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Mexican-American Studies, and Women’s Studies, 2000-Present.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Associate Professor in Surgery and in Medicine (primary appointments), 1996-2000.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Associate Professor in Mexican-American Studies, 1999-2000.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Program, 1997-2000.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, 1994-2000.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology, 1992-1996.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, 1989-1992.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, 1988-1989.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Adjunct Research Associate in Management and Policy, Decision Behavior Group, 1987-1988.
    • University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Assistant Professor in Psychology, 1981-1987.
    • Stanford University, Stanford, California, Visiting Scholar in Psychology, 1982-1983.
    • Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, Postdoctoral Fellow in Language and Cognition, 1980-1981.

FELLOWSHIPS IN LEARNED SOCIETIES

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Psychological Association
    • Division 7-Developmental Psychology
    • Division 15-Educational Psychology
  • American Psychological Society

MEMBERSHIPS IN LEARNED SOCIETIES

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society, Charter member
  • Health Sciences Communications Association
  • Judgment and Decision Making Society, Charter member
  • Psychonomic Society, Full Member
  • Sigma Xi, Full member
  • Society for Medical Decision Making
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Society for Research in Child Development

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Appointed Senior Research Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research in the United States Department of Education, 2001-Present
  • Winner of the 2001 HPAC (Hispanic Professional Action Committee) Woman of the Year
  • Appointed to National/International Boards and Committees (see section below)
  • Research reported in the local, national, and international media (see section below)
  • Appointed to National Institutes of Health, Study Sections (permanent member), 1998; 1999-Present
  • Elected President, Association of Women Faculty, 2000-Present
  • Elected Vice-President, Association of Women Faculty, 1998; 1999
  • Invited to deliver the Ellis-Battig Memorial address at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 1998
  • Appointed Co-chair of the Hispanic-Jewish Dialogue, 1997-Present
  • Received Governor’s Spirit of Excellence Recognition Award for efforts to support innovative teaching at the University of Arizona as part of Faculty Development Team, 1996
  • Selected as one of two research teams featured on University of Arizona’s Media Day, 1995
  • Faculty Affiliate, Women’s Studies, Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), 1995-Present
  • Winner of the 1995 Faculty Member of the Year Award, Office of the Assistant Dean for Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs, the Chicano/Hispano Student Resource Center, and the Mexican-American Studies and Research Center
  • Selected to participate in "Creating a Vision" Conferences for community leaders, 1994
  • Appointed to the Steering Committee of the Hispanic-Jewish Dialogue, 1994-1997
  • Appointed to the Steering Committee of the Chicano/Hispano Education Coalition, 1994
  • Invited to participate in the National Hispanic Leadership Conference; attended Conference October 27-30, 1994, Chicago, IL
  • Selected as a University of Arizona Faculty Fellow, Office of the President, 1994
  • Appointed to the Tucson Unified School District Latino Advisory Committee, 1993-1997
  • Elected to the HPAC (Hispanic Professional Action Committee) Executive Board, 1992-2000
  • Appointed to the Arizona Governor’s Task Force on Educational Reform, Research Team, 1992; 1993
  • Elected to the State Board of Directors, Arizona Educational Research Organization, 1992; 1993
  • Honored by my alma mater, Clark University, at "Fifty Years of Women at Clark" conference, sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Department of Women’s Studies.
  • Invited to speak on "How Clark University Shaped My Life and Career," 1992
  • Selected to participate in "Arizona Dialogues: Teacher Education in a Democracy," sponsored by the Arizona Board of Regents and by the Education Commission of the States, 1992
  • Winner of the Wakonse West Regional Teaching Award, 1992
  • Winner of the New Traditional Student Teaching Award, 1992
  • Identified by the Arizona Ambassadors (a volunteer student organization) as an "outstanding faculty member"; selected for the ClassCats program, a class visitation program for prospective students at the University of Arizona, 1992
  • Elected Vice President of El Concilio, a coalition of Hispanic organizations, 1991
  • Elected President of the Arizona Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, University of Arizona, 1990; 1991
  • Elected to the State Executive Board, and appointed Chair of the Critical Issues Commission, Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, 1989; 1990
  • Received three statewide Distinguished Service Awards from the Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, 1989; 1990
  • Selected as one of five most promising psychologists in the U.S. by the American Psychological Association, Young Fellows in Psychology Program (selection made once every four years), 1984
  • Elected to full membership in Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, 1980
  • Presented presidential installation address for Dr. Joshua Lederberg, Rockefeller University, 1978
  • Awarded New York Academy of Sciences Summer Internship Grants, 1978, 1979
  • Awarded Linguistics Society of America Fellowship, 1977
  • Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1976
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
  • Elected President of the Clark University chapter of Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, 1975
  • Selected as a New England Psychological Association Undergraduate Fellow, 1975
  • Awarded Charles Travelli Scholarship, 1974
  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship, 1973
  • Published Biographies

    • Dictionary of International Biography
    • Five Hundred Leaders of Influence
    • Five Hundred Notable Women
    • Gold Record of Achievement
    • International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
    • International Woman of the Year
    • Lexington Who’s Who
    • Outstanding People of the 20th Century
    • 20th Century Award for Achievement
    • Two Thousand Notable American Women
    • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century
    • 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century
    • 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century
    • Who’s Who in American Education
    • Who’s Who of American Women
    • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
    • Who’s Who in the West
    • Who’s Who of Women
    • Woman of the Year
  • Media Coverage of Research (Selected)

    • Newsletters

      • Arizona Heart Center Newsletter
      • British False Memory Syndrome Newsletter
      • Institute for Children, Youth, and Families Newsletter
    • Radio /Television

      • KGUN-TV
      • KOLD-TV
      • KUAT radio
      • Voice of America
    • Newspapers

      • Arizona Daily Star
      • Arizona Republic
      • Boston Globe
      • Daily Wildcat
      • New York Times
      • Sunday Times (London)
    • Other Media Publications

      • APA Monitor
      • Breakthroughs in Health and Sciences
      • Healthscope
      • Omni Magazine
      • Research and Foundation Report
      • Reuters
      • Science Digest
      • Science News
      • UniScience News Net Top Stories

PUBLICATIONS

  • Refereed Journal Articles

    • Wolf, C.J., Reyna VF. Using Netcloak to develop server-side Web-based experiments without writing CGA programs. Behavior Research Methods Instruments and Computers, In Press
    • Reyna VF, Holliday R., Marche T. Explaining the development of false memories. Invited article for a special issue of Developmental Review on developmental forensics, In Press
    • Brainerd, C. J., Reyna, V. F., & Forrest, T. J. Are young children susceptible to the false-memory illusion? Child Development, In Press
    • Holliday RE, Reyna VF, Hayes BK. Memory processes underlying misinformation effects in child witnesses. Developmental Review, 2002;22:37-77.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Wright R, Payne DG. Dual retrieval processes in free and associative recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 2002,46:120-152.
    • Brainerd, C. J., & Reyna, V. F. Recollection rejection: How children edit their false memories. Developmental Psychology, 2002,38:156-172.
    • Reyna, V.F. Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2001 161:2406-2408.
    • Lloyd, F., Reyna, V.F., & Whalen, P. Accuracy and Ambiguity in Counseling Patients about Genetic Risk. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2001 161:2411-2413.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory: Dual processes in memory, reasoning, and cognitive neuroscience. Adv Child Dev Behav. 2001;28:49-100.
    • Reyna VF, Hamilton, AJ. The importance of memory in informed consent for surgical risk. Med Decis Making, 2001;21:152-155.
    • Brainerd CJ, Wright R, Reyna VF, Mojardin AH. Conjoint recognition and phantom recollection. J Exp Psychol: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 2001;27:341-361.
    • Lloyd, FJ, Reyna VF. A Web exercise in evidence-based medicine using cognitive theory. J Gen Intern Med. 2001;16(2):94-99.
    • Lenert LA, Sherbourne CD, Reyna VF. Utility elicitation using single item questions compared with a computerized interview. Med Decis Making, 2001;21:97-104.
    • Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and source monitoring: An evaluation of theory and false memory data. Learning and Individual Differences, 2000b;12:163-175.
    • Reyna VF. Data, development, and dual processes in rationality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2000a;23:694-695
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Mojardin AH. Conjoint recognition. Psychol Rev. 1999:106(1);160-179.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory and false memory: New frontiers. J Exp Child Psychol. 1998;71:194-209. [This article was part of a special journal issue devoted to a theory developed by my colleagues and I, which also included commentaries written by ten influential investigators.]
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and children’s false memories. J Exp Child Psychol. 1998;71:81-129.
    • Brainerd CJ, Stein L, Reyna VF. On the development of conscious and unconscious memory, Dev Psychol. 1998;34:342-357.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. When things that were never experienced are easier to "remember" than things that were. Psychol Sci. 1998;9:484-489.
    • Lloyd FJ, Reyna VF. Physicians’ decisions and Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Guidelines predict medical outcomes for patients with chest pain. (abstract) Med Decis Making. 1998;18:489.
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ, Woodard R. Deviations from practice guidelines for unstable angina (abstract). Med Decis Making. 1997;17:538.
    • Lloyd FJ, Reyna VF, Liebowitz R, Valenzuela T. The AHCPR unstable angina algorithm in practice. JAMA, March 26, 1997;12:961.
    • Reyna VF, & Lloyd FJ. Theories of false memory in children and adults, Learning and Individual Differences. 1997;9(2):95-123.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory applied to the theory and practice of law: Commentary on law’s memory by Paul C Wohlmuth. J Contemp Issues. 1997:8:287-298.
    • Reyna VF. Conceptions of memory development, with implications for reasoning and decision making. Ann Child Dev. R. Vasta, ed. 1996;12:87-118.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Mere memory testing creates false memories in children. Dev Psychol. 1996;32:467-478.
    • Reyna VF, Kiernan B. Children’s memory and metaphorical interpretation. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity. 1995;10:309-331.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Brandse E. Are children’s false memories more persistent than their true memories? Psychol Sci. 1995;6:359-364.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory: An interim synthesis. Learning and Individual Differences. 1995;7:1-75. [The first issue of 1995 was devoted to this invited target article on a theory developed by my colleagues and I.]
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory: Some foundational issues. Learning and Individual Differences. 1995;7:145-162. [The second issue of 1995 was devoted to eleven commentaries on the theory by scholars in learning and memory. The present article is a response to those commentaries.]
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Autosuggestibility in memory development. Cognitive Psychol. 1995;28:65-101.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Learning difficulty, learning opportunities and the development of forgetting. Dev Psychol. 1995;31:251-262.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Kneer R. False-recognition reversal: When is similarity distinctive? J Memory Lang.1995;34:157-185.
    • Reyna VF, Ellis SC. Fuzzy-trace theory and framing effects in children’s risky decision making. Psychol Sci. 1994;5:275-279.
    • Reyna VF, Kiernan B. The development of gist versus verbatim memory in sentence recognition: Effects of lexical familiarity, semantic content, encoding instruction, and retention interval. Dev Psychol. 1994;30:178-191.
    • Reyna VF. Theory and reality in psycholinguistics. Psychol Sci. 1993;4:19-23.
    • Brainerd CJ, Olney CA, Reyna VF. Optimization versus effortful processing in children’s cognitive triage: Criticisms, reanalyzes, and new data. J Exp Child Psychol. 1993;55:353-373.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Memory independence and memory interference in cognitive development. Psychol Rev.1993;100:42-67.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Harnishfeger KK, Howe ML. Is retrievability grouping good for recall? J Exp Psychol: General. 1993;122:249-268.
    • Smith KJ, Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. The debate continues. Phi Delta Kappan (Editorial). 1993;74:407-410.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Explaining "memory-free" reasoning. Psychol Sci. 1992;3:332-339.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. The memory independence effect: What do the data show? What do the theories claim? Dev Rev.1992; 12:164-186.
    • Reyna VF. Class inclusion, the conjunction fallacy, and other cognitive illusions. Dev Rev. 1991;11:317-336.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory and children’s acquisition of scientific and mathematical concepts. Learning and Individual Differences. 1991;3:27-60.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory and framing effects in choice: Gist extraction, truncation, and conversion. J Behav Decis Making. 1991;4:249-262.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Howe ML, Kevershan J. Fuzzy-trace theory and cognitive triage in memory development. Dev Psychol. 1991;27:351-369.
    • Reyna VF. Decisions and revisions. Review of Decision making: Descriptive, normative, and prescriptive interactions. Contemp Psychol. 1990;35:952-953.
    • Perkins WS, Reyna VF. The effects of expertise on preference and typicality in investment decision making. Adv Consumer Res. 1990;17:1-6.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ, Bjorklund DF. Editorial. Dev Rev. 1990;10:1-2.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Howe ML, Kingma J. The development of forgetting and reminiscence. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 1990;53:Nos. 3-4 (Serial No. 222).
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy processing in transitivity development. Ann Operations Res. 1990;23:37-63.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Can age x learnability interactions explain the development of forgetting? Dev Psychol. 1990;26:194-203.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Gist is the grist: Fuzzy-trace theory and the new intuitionism. Dev Rev. 1990;10:3-47.
    • Brainerd, CJ, Reyna VF. Inclusion illusions: Fuzzy-trace theory and perceptual salience effects in cognitive development. Dev Rev. 1990;10:365-403.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Howe ML. Children’s cognitive triage: Optimal retrieval or effortful processing? J Exp Child Psychol. 1990;49:428-447.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Howe ML, Kevershan J. The last shall be first: How memory strength affects children’s retrieval. Psychol Sci. 1990;1:247-252.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Output interference, generic resources, and cognitive development. J Exp Child Psychol. 1989;47:42-26.
    • Reyna VF. I think, therefore it is. Review of Experience, memory, and reasoning. Contemp Psychol. 1989;34:917-918.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Output-interference theory of dual task deficits in memory development. J Exp Child Psychol. 1989;47:1-18.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Piaget under scrutiny. Review of Piaget’s construction of the child’s reality, Science. 1988;241:733.
    • Reyna VF. Review of Piaget’s construction of the child’s reality. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography. 1988;62:3.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Generic resources, reconstructive processing, and children’s mental arithmetic. Dev Psychol. 1988;24:324-334.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Memory loci of suggestibility development. J Exp Psychol: General. 1988;117:197-200.
    • Reyna VF. Metaphor and associated phenomena: Specifying the boundaries of psychological Inquiry. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity. 1986;1:271-290.
    • Reyna VF. To have and have not: Children’s metaphor in the resolution of semantic inconsistency. Western Humor and Irony Membership Serial Yearbook. 1984;2:211-212.
    • Reyna VF. The language of possibility and probability: Effects of negation on meaning. Mem Cogn. 1981;9:642-650.
    • Reyna VF. The animated word: Modification of meaning by context. Dissertation Abstracts International. 1981;42:3852B. (University Microfilms number 82-03153).
    • Reyna VF. Review of Statistics for linguistics. International Journal of American Linguistics. 1980;46:150-151.
    • Reyna VF. The semantics of modal adjectives: The effects of context and negation on meaning. Cuny Forum, Papers in Linguistics. 1978;6:158-167.
  • Books

    • Howe ML, Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, eds. Development of long-term retention, New York: Springer-Verlag; 1992.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, eds. Developmental psychology. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1985.
  • Book Chapters

    • Reyna VF, Adam MB, Walsh ME, LeCroy CW, Brainerd CJ. The development of judgment and decision-making from childhood through adolescence. Invited chapter for J. Jacobs, P. Klacynski (eds). The development of children's and adolescents' judgment and decision-making. In Press.
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ, Brainerd CJ. Memory, development, and rationality: An integrative theory of judgment and decision-making. In: S Schneider, J. Shanteau, eds. Emerging perspectives on decision research. New York: Cambridge University Press. In Press.
    • Lloyd FJ, Reyna VF. Clinical decision making and information management in the era of managed care. In: Becker RC, Alpert JS, eds.: Cardiovascular Medicine: Practice and Management. New York: Arnold Publishing 2001:719-732.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ, Effken J, Bootzin R, Lloyd FJ. The psychology of human computer mismatches. In: Wolfe C, ed. Learning and teaching on the World Wide Web. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 2001:23-44.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Poole DA. Fuzzy-trace theory and false memory: Memory theory in the courtroom. In: Bjorklund DF, ed. False memory creation in children and adults, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. 2000: 93-127.
    • Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and false memory. In: Intons-Peterson M, Best D, eds. Memory distortions and their prevention; Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998:15-27.
    • Reyna VF, Titcomb, AL. Constraints on the suggestibility of eyewitness testimony: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. In: Payne DG, Conrad FG, eds. A synthesis of basic and applied approaches to human memory, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1997:157-174.
    • Reyna VF. Meaning, memory and the interpretation of metaphors. In: Mio J, Katz A, eds. Metaphor: Implications and applications. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum; 1996:39-57.
    • Reyna VF. Interference effects in memory and reasoning: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. In: Dempster FN, Brainerd CJ, eds. Interference and inhibition in cognition, San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1995:29-59.
    • Titcomb AL., Reyna VF. Memory interference and misinformation effects. In: FN Dempster and CJ Brainerd (Eds.), Interference and inhibition in cognition, San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1995:263-294.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy memory and mathematics in the classroom. In: Davies GM, Logie RH, eds. Memory in everyday life, Amsterdam: North Holland Press; 1993:91-119.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. Memory interference and misinformation effects. In: Dempster FN, Brainerd CJ, eds. Interference and inhibition in cognition, San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1995:263-294.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. The origins of probability judgment: A review of data and theories. In: Wright G, Ayton P, eds. Subjective probability, New York; Wiley; 1994:239-272.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Domains of fuzzy-trace theory. In: Howe ML, Pasnak R, eds. Emerging themes in cognitive development: I. Theoretical foundations, New York: Springer-Verlag; 1993:59-93.
    • Reyna VF. Reasoning, remembering, and their relationship: Social, cognitive, and developmental issues. In: Howe ML, Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, eds. Development of long-term retention, New York: Springer-Verlag; 1992:103-127.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd, CJ. A fuzzy-trace theory of reasoning and remembering: Paradoxes, patterns, and parallelism. In: Healy A, Kosslyn S, Shiffrin R, eds. From learning processes to cognitive processes: Essays in honor of William K. Estes, Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum; 1992:2:235-259.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Acquisition and forgetting in normal and learning-disabled children: A disintegration-redintegration theory. In: Obrzut JE, Hynd GW, eds. Neuropsychological foundations of learning disabilities. New York: Academic Press; 1991:147-178.
    • Reyna VF. Understanding verbs: Easy extension, hard comprehension. In: Ellis A, ed. Progress in the psychology of language, London, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1987:3:301-315.
    • Reyna VF. After Piaget: A diverse legacy. In: Brainerd C, Reyna V, eds. Developmental Psychology. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1985a.
    • Reyna VF. Figure and fantasy in children’s language. In: Pressley M, Brainerd CJ, eds. Cognitive learning and memory in children; Progress in cognitive development research, New York: Springer-Verlag; 1985.
    • Reyna VF. Shaping opinion: Pragmatics of topic and source. In: Denmark F, ed. Social/ecological psychology and the psychology of women. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1985.

INVITED AND SUBMITTED PAPERS

  • Reyna VF, Adam MB. Fuzzy-trace theory, risk communication, and product labeling in sexually transmitted diseases. Risk Analysis. Under editorial review.
  • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Wright R, Mojardin AH. Recollection rejection: False memory editing in children and adults. Psychological Review. Under editorial review.
  • Brainerd CJ, Howe ML, Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and the development of recall. Psychological Review. Under editorial review.
  • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory and cognition in children and adults. Invited chapter for New theories of cognitive development.

PAPERS PRESENTED

  • National/International

    • Reyna VF. A fuzzy-trace theory of clinical decision making. Invited address at 14th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, June 6-9, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
    • Reyna VF. A fuzzy-trace theory of medical errors. Paper presented at: 14t Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, June 6-9, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
    • Effken J, Johnson K, Loeb R, Johnsons S, Reyna V. Evaluating ecologically designed clinical information displays for trauma management. Paper presented at: Informatics 2002, July 24-27 2002, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Adam Mary, Reyna VF, Walsh Michelle. Health Educators’ Biases in Risk Estimation of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Paper presented at: 2002 STD Prevention Conference, March 4-7, 2002, San Diego, Ca.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd Cj, Wright R, & Mojardin A. Recollection rejection. Paper presented at: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 15-18, 2001, Orlando, FL.
    • Marche TA, Brainerd CJ,Reyna VF. Directed forgetting of false memories: Comparing implicit associative responses and fuzzy-trace theory. Paper presented at: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 15-18, 2001, Orlando, FL.
    • Miranda Valerie, Reyna VF, Lloyd Farrell Whalen Patrick, Hazel Antony, Pottahil Vijay, Haverty Matt. Fuzzy-Trace Theory and Clinical Decision-Making about Cardiovascular Risk. Paper presented at: 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, November 17-19, 2001, Orlando, Florida.
    • Miranda Valerie, Reyna VF, Lloyd Farrell, Whalen Patrick, Pottahil Vijay, & Hazel Antony. Predicting Acute Cardiac Ischemia: Judgements, Guidelines, and Outcomes. Abstract presented at: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, October 21-24, 2001, San Diego, California.
    • Reyna VF. Memory and medical decision making. Paper to be presented at: 7th Annual Graylyn Conference: Women’s Cognitive Health, October 8-10, 2001, Winston-Salem, NC.
    • Effkin, J., Loeb, R.R., Johnson, K., Johnson, S., Reyna VF, Using cognitive work analysis to design clinical displays. In V.L. Pateo, R. Rogers & R. Haux (Eds.), Proceedings of MedInfo-2001. London, September 2-5, 2001 (pp.27-31), IOS Press.
    • Reyna VF, A fuzzy-trace theory of medical decision making. Paper to be presented at: Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, August 24-28, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
    • Brainerd, CJ, & Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and false memory. Invited address at: Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 24-28, 2001, San Francisco, CA.
    • Reyna VF. False memory and faulty decision making. Invited address at: 13th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, June 14-17, 2001, Toronto, Canada.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Recollection rejection: Can children spontaneously suppress false memory reports? Paper presented at: 2001 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, April 19-22, 2001, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Developmental trends in false memory. Paper presented at: 2001 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, April 19-22, 2001, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Reyna VF, Adam MB. Fuzzy-trace theory, risk communication, and product labeling in sexually transmitted diseases. Paper presented at: 2000 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting; December 3-6, 2000; Arlington, VA.
    • Wolfe CR, Reyna VF. The influence of processing and representation on joint probability estimation. Paper presented at: 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 16-19, 2000, New Orleans, LA.
    • Payne DG, Calabrese V, Ditman T, Kwazny JM, Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Testing a dual-retrieval model of veridical and false recall. Paper presented at: 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 16-19, 2000, New Orleans, LA.
    • Reyna VF. Phantom recollection of everyday events. Paper will be presented at: 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Inc.; November 16-19, 2000; New Orleans, LA.
    • Adam MD, Reyna VF. Health care professionals’ biases in risk estimation of sexually transmitted infections. Paper presented at: 22nd Annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making; September 24-27. 2000; Cincinnati, OH.
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ, Brainerd CJ. Memory and reasoning processes in decision making. Paper presented at:12th Annual American Psychological Society Convention; June 7-11, 2000; Miami Beach, FL.
    • Miranda V, Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ. Chest Pain: A Study in Clinical Decision Making. Abstract presented at: Western Federation of Medical Research; February, 2000; Carmel, CA.
    • Reyna VF. Everything you wanted to know about medical errors, but were afraid to ask. Invited paper presented at: 38th Annual Bayesian Research Conference; February 10-11, 2000; Studio City, CA,
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ, Woodard R. Psychological Science and Managed Care: Origins of Practice Variation in Medicine. Paper presented at: 40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; November 18-21, 1999; Los Angeles, CA.
    • Wolfe CR and Reyna VF. Conjunction, Disjunction, and Representation: The Effects of World Knowledge on Joint Probability Estimation. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of Society for Judgement and Decision Making; November 18-21, 1999; Los Angeles, CA.
    • Brainerd CJ and Reyna, VF. Children’s retention of true and false memories: The role of trace decay. Paper presented at: Biennial meeting of the Society of Research and Children’s Development; April 15-18, 1999; Albuquerque, NM.
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ. Fuzzy-trace theory and source-monitoring explanations of false memories. Paper presented at: 39th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; November 19-22, 1998; Dallas, TX.
    • Lloyd FJ, Reyna VF, Woodard R. Physicians’ Decisions and Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Guidelines Predict Medical Outcomes for Patients with Chest Pain. Paper presented at: 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, October 25-28, 1998, Cambridge, MA.
    • Woodard RL, Reyna VF. Memory-reasoning independence in covariation judgment: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting; November 22-24, 1997; Philadelphia, PA.
    • Brainerd CJ, Mojardin A, Reyna VF. Children’s spontaneous false memory. Paper presented at: Psychonomic Society Meeting; November 22-24, 1997; Philadelphia, PA.
    • Reyna VF. A fuzzy-trace theory of rationality. Paper presented at: Annual meeting of Judgment and Decision Making Society; Nov. 22-24, 1997; Philadelphia, PA.
    • Stein LM, Reyna VF. False memory in a juror-type situation: Fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting; November 22-24, 1997; Philadelphia, PA.
    • Reyna VF, Lloyd FJ, Woodard R. Deviations from practice guidelines for unstable angina. Paper presented at: 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making; October 26-29, 1997; Houston, TX.
    • Reyna VF. Understanding the Different Types of Positive/Negative Information Effects: Commentary. Invited paper presented at: 9th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society; May 1997; Washington, DC.
    • Reyna VF. Explaining Children’s Source Memory Errors: Theory and Data. Paper presented at: Society for Research in Child Development Conference; April,1997; Washington, DC,
    • Reyna VF. Memory Relationships. Paper presented at: Society for Research in Child Development Conference; April, 1997; Washington, DC.
    • Reyna VF. Repetition Dissociates Verbatim and Gist Memory for Narratives. Paper presented at: 37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; October 31-November 3,1996; Chicago, IL.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. False Memories, Memory Judgments and Time. Paper presented at: Annual meeting of Society for Judgment and Decision Making; November 1996; Chicago, IL.
    • Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory and false memory in children and adults. Paper presented at: 36th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; November 10-12,1995; Los Angeles, CA.
    • Reyna VF, Fischhoff B. Honoring the influence of Amos Tversky: A memoriam by his students. Symposium organized for the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting; November 3-6, 1996; Chicago, IL.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. Memory representation, contradiction, and false memory: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society; November 11-13,1995; Los Angeles, CA.
    • Reyna VF. When meaning interferes with memory: Fuzzy alternatives to constructivism. [Symposium on Neointerference Theory] Invited paper presented at: Seventh Annual Conference of the American Psychological Society; June 29-July 2,1995; New York, NY.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Autosuggestion as a source of children’s false memories. [Symposium on Children’s False Memories: Theory and Data] Paper presented at: Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; March 30-April 2,1995; Indianapolis, IN.
    • Reyna VF. Developmental differences in children’s risky decision making: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. [Symposium on Children’s Use of Heuristics and Intuitive Reasoning: What Develops?] Paper presented at: Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; March, 1995; Indianapolis, IN.
    • Reyna VF, Ellis S. Risky decision making in childhood and adolescence. Invited paper presented at: Third Practical Aspects of Memory Conference; July, 1994; College Park, MD.
    • Reyna VF, Titcomb AL. Constraints on the suggestibility of eyewitness testimony. Poster presented at: Third Practical Aspects of Memory Conference; July, 1994; College Park, MD.
    • Reyna VF, Mattson S. Risk and biases in decision making. Paper presented at: 35th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; November, 1994; St. Louis, MO.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. Misinforming gist versus verbatim memory: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society; November 12, 1994; Louis, MO.
    • Ellis SC, Reyna VF. The emergence of framing in middle childhood. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making; November, 1993; Washington, DC.
    • Fulginiti JV, Reyna VF. Qualitative versus quantitative processing in decision making: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making; November, 1993; Washington, DC.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. Gist and verbatim misinformation: A fuzzy-trace theory analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making; November, 1993; Washington, DC.
    • Reyna VF. Intuitive thought and the development of numerical reasoning. [Symposium on New Perspectives on the Development of Intuition.] Paper presented at: Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; March, 1993; New Orleans, LA.
    • Reyna VF. Selective processing effects and theories of choice. Paper presented at: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, (also chaired another session on Judgment and Decision Making); 1992; St. Louis, MO.
    • Reyna VF, Fulginiti J. Ambiguity, precision, and choice: A fuzzy-trace analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making; 1992; St. Louis, MO.
    • Titcomb A, Reyna V. Gist, verbatim memory, and suggestibility: Effects of different types of misinformation. Judgment and Decision Making; November, 1992; St. Louis, MO.
    • Reyna VF. Reasoning-remembering relationships in the development of working memory. Invited paper presented as part of the symposium "Development of working memory," XIth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development; 1991; Minneapolis, MN.
    • Reyna VF. Cognitive illusions in judgment and decision making: Childhood through adolescence. Invited paper presented as part of the symposium "The Development of Children’s Decision-Making Behavior," Society for Research in Child Development; 1991; Seattle, WA.
    • Reyna VF, Narter C. Theoretical implications of children’s decision making. Presented at: 32nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1991; San Francisco, CA.
    • Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory. Presented as part of the symposium "Theories of Cognitive Development for the 1990s," Society for Research in Child Development; 1991; Seattle, WA.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ, Connolly T. Just the bottom line, please: A fuzzy-trace theory of framing effects in choice. Invited paper presented at: Fifth International Conference on the Foundation and Applications of Utility, Risk, and Decision Theories, Duke University; 1990; Durham, NC.
    • Reyna VF. Categorical versus compensatory reasoning and inconsistent choice. Paper presented at: 31st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1990; New Orleans, LA.
    • Reyna VF. Fuzzy phrases and fuzzy choices. Invited presentation at: Third Annual Nags Head Conference on Judgment and Decision Making; 1990; Kill Devil Hills, NC.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Development of forgetting: A disintegration/redintegration theory. Presented as part of the symposium on "Children’s Ability to Remember Witnessed Events: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives," Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development; 1989; Kansas City, MO.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ. Fuzzy-trace theory of framing effects in choice. Paper presented at: 30th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1989; Atlanta, GA.
    • Perkins WS, Reyna VF. The effects of expertise on preference and typicality in investment decision making. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Association of Consumer Research; 1989; New Orleans, LA.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. V curves in memory development. Paper presented at: 29th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1988; Chicago, IL.
    • Reyna VF. Reiterative versus reconstructive memory in opinion change. Invited presentation at: First Annual Nags Head Conference, Judgment and Decision Making; 1988; Kill Devil Hills, NC.
    • Reyna VF. Reconstructing metaphor: Definition and development. Invited address at: Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association;1988; Atlanta, GA.
    • Reyna VF, Brainerd CJ, Woodruff WJ. On the relationship between memory and judgment in opinion change. Paper presented at: 28th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1987; Seattle, WA.
    • Reyna VF. After Piaget: A diverse legacy. Invited address at: Piaget Memorial Symposium, 23rd International Congress of Psychology; 1984; Acapulco, Mexico.
    • Reyna VF. Shaping opinion. Invited address at: Symposium on Opinion Formation and Social Cognition, 23rd International Congress of Psychology; 1984; Acapulco, Mexico.
    • Reyna VF. To believe or not believe: Pragmatics of topic and source. Paper presented at: 24th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society; 1983; San Diego, CA.
    • Reyna VF. The organization of belief: Claims and credibility. Invited address at: 3rd International Symposium on Forecasting, (also chaired session on Communication of Forecasts); 1983; Philadelphia, PA.
    • Reyna VF. When words collide: Interpretation of selectionally opposed nouns and verbs. Invited address: Symposium on Metaphor and Thought, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, University of Chicago, Center for Cognitive Science; 1980; Chicago, IL.
    • Reyna VF. Metaphor comprehension and word meaning. Paper presented at: 20th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society; 1979; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Reyna VF. Prototype and relational models of categorization. Paper presented at: 87th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association; 1979; New York, NY.
    • Reyna VF. Modality and probability in the lexicon. Paper presented at: 19th Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society; 1978; San Antonio, TX.
    • Reyna VF. The semantics of modal adjectives. Paper presented at: Northeast Linguistics Society 9th Annual Meeting; 1978; New York, NY.
    • Reyna VF. Possibility and probability in the lexicon. Paper presented at: 48th Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association; 1978; Washington, DC.
    • Reyna VF. The effects of formal pretraining on the solution of verbally stated problems. Paper presented at: the Mount Holyoke Research Conference; 1975; South Hadley, MA.
  • Regional

    • Reyna VF. How do we make decisions? Paper presented at: 2000 Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine; November 3-5 2000; Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Lloyd FJ, Reyna VF. Overview of medical informatics and decision making laboratory outcomes research. Presented at: Arizona Health Outcomes Conference; 1998; Tempe, AZ.
    • Maloney K, Reyna VF, Krupinski E, Standin J. Fuzzy-trace theory: The development of expertise in radiology. Presented at: 7th Far West Image Perception Conference, October; 1997; Tucson, AZ.
    • Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Fuzzy-trace theory: Principles and prospects. Invited address presented at: Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association; April, 1993; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Titcomb AL, Reyna VF. Distortion in memory for stories. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Arizona Educational Research Organization; November, 1993; Tucson, AZ.
    • Wilkes G, Reyna VF. To remember or to categorize. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Arizona Educational Research Organization; November,1993; Tucson, AZ.
    • Reyna VF. Discussant at: Symposium on the Pragmatics of Metaphor. Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association; April, 1993; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Narter C, Reyna VF. Compensatory reasoning and framing effects in choice. Paper presented at: Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development; 1992; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Reyna VF. Education: K through 20. Chair and Presenter, Arizona Association of Chicanos in Higher Education; 1991; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Reyna VF. The role of education. Invited address at: Arizona Hispanic Women’s Corporation; 1988; Phoenix, AZ.
    • Reyna VF. To have and have not: Children’s metaphor in the resolution of semantic inconsistency. Invited address at: Western Humor and Irony Membership Conference on Metaphor; 1983; Phoenix, AZ.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Medical judgment and decision-making
  • Information technology and decision-making
  • Risky decision-making by children, adolescents, and adults
  • Memory and suggestibility
  • Language and communication
  • Reasoning and information processing
  • Learning and development
  • Cognition and cognitive development

RESEARCH FUNDING

    Federal

    • National Institutes of Health grant, "Interventions for Risk Reduction and Avoidance in Youth," Principal Investigator, $2,350,629; 2001-2006.
    • National Institutes of Health grant, IMSD Opportunities in Biomedical Research Affecting Minorities. "The University of Arizona Initiative for Minority PhDs," Key Personnel, $2,245,073; 2001-2006.
    • National Institute of Health grant, "Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence," Key Personnel, $1,613,247; 1999-2004.
    • National Institutes of Health grant, Pediatrics Research Center, Biopsychosocial Core Director; $5,337,100; 1998-2003.
    • National Science Foundation grant, "Children’s Spontaneous False Memories for Traumatic Medical Events," Principal Investigator; $250,275; 1998-2001.
    • U.S. Department of Commerce grant, "Education, Culture, and Lifelong Learning: The Pascua-Yaqui Connection," Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment Director; $1,000,000; 1998-2001.
    • National Institute of Health, (Principal Investigator Mary Koss, College of Medicine), Interdisciplinary Advisor; $744,497; 1990-1993.
    • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Public Health Service Fellowship), Principal Investigator; $28,956; 1982-1983.
  • Private Foundation

    • Academic Medicine and Managed Care Forum grant, "Interventions to Improve Clinical Decision Making and Outcomes for Unstable Angina," Principal Investigator; $799,360; 1999-2004.
    • National Medical Technology Testbed grant, "Clinical Displays to Improve Trauma Outcomes-Pilot Study," Co-Principal Investigator, $14,990; 2001.
  • Industry

    • Integrated Therapeutics Group grant, "Health Care Process Management: Unstable Angina," Co-Principal Investigator; $96,000; 1997-1999.

    State

    • Organized Research Funds, University of Texas, Principal Investigator, $15,000, 1981; 1983.

    Pending

  • National Science Foundation, "Processes that Control Children's False Memory Reports," Principal Investigator: $445,783;2003-2006.

    TEACHING

    • Lecture for College of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion; "Health Care Professionals’ Biases in Risk Estimation," (March 28, 2001)
    • Lecture for College of Education course in Teaching and Teacher Education, "Multivariate Analysis of Bias." (March 20, 2001)
    • Lecture for College of Medicine; "Grant and Publication Strategies" designed for faculty, residents, and fellows in the Department of Surgery and Department of Pediatrics (March 22, 2001)
    • Instructor for course entitled, "Evidence Based Medicine, (Course #MED815a), University of Arizona, Department of Medicine, 2000, 2001
    • Lecture for Department of Surgery Retreat, "Grant Strategies," April 21, 2000
    • Speaker, Strategies for Success: Assessing Learning and Teaching at the University of Arizona, Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Development Team, (January, 19, 2000)
    • Instructor for course entitled, "Evaluating Medical literature, (Course in Clerkship Program), University of Arizona, Department of Medicine, 1999
    • Lecture for Social and Behavioral Sciences Selective (Medicine, 805), "Strategies for Improved Clinical Decision Making", May 1999
    • Lecture for Medicine Grand Rounds, "Research on Emergency Medicine and Surgery," 1999
    • Lecture for Surgery Grand Rounds, "Clinical Decision-making Under Uncertainty: Guidelines and Outcomes," 1999
    • Lecture for Cardiology Section, "Deviations from Practice Guidelines", 1999
    • Lecture for Resident Core Lecture, "Statistics for Clinicians", 1999
    • Lecture for Surgery Grand Rounds, "Chest Pain Research and Study - Results and Review," 1998
    • Lecture for Cardiology Section, "Outcomes Assessment Research", 1998
    • Lectures for Educational Psychology Child Development (501), Sierra Vista, AZ, 1998
    • Lecture for Resident Core Lecture, "Statistics and Clinicians", 1998
    • Lecture for medical students and graduate medical students at Morning Report, "Risk and Cardiovascular Disease in Women," 1998
    • Instructor for "Research Methods: Department of Medicine, 1997, 1998
    • Lecture for Medicine Grand Rounds, "Deviations from Practice Guidelines for Unstable Angina," 1998
    • Lecture for Mexican-American Studies (MAS 297A) entitled "Professional Latino Leadership", 1998
    • Speaker, Minority Achievement Program, 1996
    • Instructor, Informatics and Decision Making Laboratory, 15-20 students per semester enrolled in Independent Study, 1996-Present
    • Faculty Mentor, College of Education Honors Program, University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, 1991-1996
    • Academic advisor and supervisor for master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, 1988-Present
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Disciplined Inquiry," (statistics and research methods) University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Fall, 1995
    • Instructor for graduate and undergraduate courses entitled "Risky Decision Making in Childhood and Adolescence," University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Spring, 1995
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Research Methods in the Developmental Sciences," University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Spring, 1994
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Seminar on Teaching and Learning," University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Fall, 1992; Spring, 1993
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Reasoning, Decision Making, and Development," University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Spring, 1991
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Adolescent Development," University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, Fall, 1990
    • Instructor for undergraduate course in "Child Development," a service course required for teacher certification, University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, every semester but Fall, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994
    • Instructor for undergraduate course in "Educational Psychology: Learning," a service course required for teacher certification, University of Arizona, Department of Educational Psychology, every semester, Fall 1988-Spring 1994
    • Supervisor for Students involved in independent research projects, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertation research, as Director of the Laboratory for Communication and Judgment, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1981-1987
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Judgment and Decision Making," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1983, 1984, 1986
    • Instructor for undergraduate course entitled "Choice and the Framing of Decisions," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
    • Instructor for undergraduate course entitled "Human Communication," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Psycholinguistics: Human Communication," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1981, 1983
    • Instructor for undergraduate course entitled "Language Development," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
    • Instructor for graduate course entitled "Proseminar in Psychology," University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Psychology, 1981, 1983
    • Chaired graduate and faculty seminar entitled "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Metaphor," Princeton University, Department of Psychology, 1980-1981
    • Research and statistical consultant to graduate and undergraduate students, Princeton University, Department of Psychology, 1979-1981
    • Organized a graduate seminar entitled "Interdisciplinary Seminar" bringing together perspectives from neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics and psychology, Princeton University, Department of Psychology, 1979-1980
    • Supervisor for New York Academy of Sciences Student Internship Program, the Rockefeller University, Experimental Psychology Laboratory; selected five high school students to participate in a research apprenticeship program under my supervision; awarded a grant by the New York Academy of Sciences to continue the program, 1977-1980
    • Instructor for undergraduate course entitled "The Psychology of Language: Human Communication," Marymount Manhattan College, Department of Psychology, 1978
    • Instructor for undergraduate course entitled "Empirical Research II" (statistics), Marymount Manhattan College, Department of Psychology, 1978
    • Teaching Interests

      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Cognitive Development
      • Informatics and Decision Making
      • Judgment and Decision Making
      • Language and Communication
      • Learning and Memory
      • Medical Decision Making
      • Psycholinguistics
      • Research Methods
      • Reasoning and Problem Solving
      • Risky Decision Making
      • Statistics
    • Students Supervised: 1996 - Present

      • Serife Akbogur, Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology
      • Tomas Amador, Native American Linguistics
      • Chris Campton, Doctoral Student-Nursing
      • Opher Caspi, Medicine Fellow
      • Brenda Cook, Pharmacy, Director Dissertation Committee
      • Shauna Edwards, Medical Student (Research Distinction Track; NIH Summer Programs)
      • Monica Faria, Medical Student ( MD/PhD Programs; Research Distinction Track; NIH Summer Programs)
      • Tammy Forrest, Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology, Doctoral Dissertation Committee
      • John Holman, Law Student
      • Becky Hull, Doctoral Student, Nursing
      • Douglas Jacobson, Medical Student (NIH Summer Program)
      • Dana Karibian, Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology, Doctoral Dissertation Committee
      • Thomas Kyler, Medical Student (NIH Summer Program)
      • Lisa Laskaris, MIS, Dissertation Director
      • Kris Maloney, MIS, Dissertation Director
      • Valerie Miranda, Medical Student (NIH Summer Program)
      • Ambrocio Mojardin, Educational Psychology, Doctoral Committee
      • Maria Romo-Chavira, Educational Psychology Dissertation Director
      • Leslie Schwindt, Political Science
      • Douglas Smith, Medical Student
      • Ingo Springer, Medical Student
      • Lilian Stein, Educational Psychology, Doctoral Committee
      • Kevin Thrasher, Educational Psychology, Masters Committee
      • Allison Titcomb, Educational Psychology, Dissertation Director
      • Ron Woodard, Educational Psychology, Doctoral Studies
      • Fellows and Residents Supervised

        • Opher Caspi, Medicine Fellow
        • Mike Mills
        • Adrian Ferris
      • College of Pharmacy Students

        • Eleanor Olvey
        • Jillian Hien Pham
        • Janet Washington
      • Undergraduate

        • Eric Balsa
        • Keli Long-Stockton
        • Kate Morrissey
        • Linh Nguyen,
        • Robin Parker
        • Sonia Santa Cruz
        • Laura Shackelford
      • Undergraduate Honor’s Student

        • Iram Ahmad
        • Jessica Baker
        • Rhonda Barr
        • Stephanie Berman
        • Rebecca Blake
        • Kim Brown
        • Cherissa Chacon
        • Chara Chamie
        • Jane Davis
        • Burzin Engineer
        • Niki Grossman
        • Jacob A. Hall
        • Lida Hariri
        • Antony Hazel
        • Marci Holmes
        • Darlene Hom
        • Le Hua
        • Tracy Layton
        • Melanie Martin
        • Kristin Metz
        • Kristine Miller
        • Michael Miller
        • Linh Nyguyen
        • Eleanor Olvey
        • Jayni Parikh
        • Vijay Pottathil
        • Erin Redmon
        • Carrie Reed
        • Jennifer Roberts
        • Kristen Sellheim
        • Brian Smith
        • Wayne Sun
        • Ann VerSteeg
        • Cathy White
        • Tina Wu
      • Biomedical Engineering Students

        • Lin Lin
      • National Institutes of Health and Disadvantaged High School Student Medical Student Research Program

        (Purpose: To stimulate among disadvantaged high school students an interest in pursuing careers in biomedical research and the health professions.)
        • Esther Du
        • Alexia Puig
      • INSTEP Students

        • Ann Marie Contreras
        • Jose Leos
        • Michelle Thornsberry
        • Arrington Bell

    SERVICE

    • National Activities for U.S. Department of Education (Selected)

      • Launched new national research initiatives in cognition and learning, reading comprehension, early cognitive development, and evidence-based practice guidelines, October 2001-Present
      • Developed, implemented, and directed a new peer review process for Education's research agency, October 2001-Present
      • Selected and oversaw a National Panel on LIteracy for Language Minority Children and YOuth, October 2001-Present
      • Represented the Department on the Anti-terrorism Committee of the President's Office of Science and technology Policy, October 2001-Present
      • Represented the Department at the 2nd Annual Convention with Education Leaders. "No Child Left Behind" tour across America, March 13, 2002. Denver, Colorado
      • Addressed national boards concerning new federal initiatives in research (e.g., National Academy of Sciences board on Testing and Assessment; National Educational Research Policy and Priorities board), 2001-Present
      • Addressed national conferences concerning the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and new research initiatives (e.g., American Educational Research Association; Society for Prevention Research), 2001-Present
      • Presented addresses as part of a series of symposia that the Department of Education is sponsoring about the use of sicentifically based research in education. Audience included executive branch personnel, Hill staff, and interested representatives from organizations around the country, 2002-Present
      • Selected speakers (in addtion to President George W. Bush, the first Lady Laura Bush, Secretary Colin Powell, and Secretary Rod Paige who also spoke at the event) and organized White House Conference on Character and Community, June 19, 2002
      • University-Wide Committees

        • Chaired Provost’s Committee on Innovations and Assessment for Learning Technologies, 1996-Present
        • Chaired Provost’s Committee on Scholarships and Waivers, 1995
        • University Advisory Committee, Office of the President, Children’s Center for Advancement in Research and Education, 2000-2001
        • Millennium Committee on Gender Equity, Office of the President, 1999-Present
        • Search Committee, Mexican-American Studies. Assistant Professor Search, 1999
        • Search Committee, Vice Provost for Arts and Sciences and Undergraduate Education, 1994
        • Search Committee, Director, Mexican-American Studies and Research Center, 1994-1995
        • Search Committee, Target of Opportunity in Women’s Studies, 1994-1996
        • University Faculty Development Team, 1994-1996
        • Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards Committee, 1993
        • Criterion Task Force, 1992
        • Diversity Action Council, Office of the President, 1992-1995
        • Virtual Reality Steering Committee, 1992-1994
        • Family Care Issues Committee of the Regent’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1992-1996
        • Centennial Achievement Awards Committee, 1991; 1994
        • Special Course Fees Committee, 1991-1993
        • Regent Reception Committee, 1990
        • Served on Planning Committee, Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, 1989-1992.
        • Served as a member of the Research Committee, University of Texas at Dallas, 1983-1985
        • Chaired Graduate Admissions Committee, School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas, 1983-1985,significantly increased the enrollment of minority students and, simultaneously, raised GRE scores to the highest level in the university)
        • Served as a member of three doctoral program curriculum and evaluation committees: Language and Cognition, Disorders of Communication and Learning, and Social Aspects of Communication, School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas, 1983-1987
        • Served as member of the David Bruton Lecture Series Committee, School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas, 1982-1984
        • Served as member of the Education Committee (developed curriculum for prospective teachers), School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas, 1981-1987
      • Departmental and College Committees

        • Chair, Research Task Force (Department of Surgery), 2001-Present
        • Peer Review Committee (Department of Surgery), 2001-Present
        • Promotion and Tenure Committee (Department of surgery), 2000-Present
        • College of Medicine, Nominating Committee, 2001-Present
        • Reviewer for Dean’s Career Development Awards Program, 2001
        • Arizona Health Science Center Telemedicine and Technology Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee, 2000-Present
        • Executive Board, Dean’s Committee on Women Faculty, 1999-Present
        • Women Leaders in Academic Medicine, 1999-Present
        • Assistant Professor Search Committee, 1999-Present
        • Research Committee (Department of Surgery) 1998-Present
        • Prepared Intergroup Proposal for Chest Pain Project (with Farrell Lloyd), 1998
        • Preparation and submission of a proposal for faculty development (with Dan Spaite) for the Department of Surgery, 1997
        • Academic Programs Committee, 1994-1996
        • Second-Year Review Committee, 1993
        • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1992, 1993
        • Colloquy Committee, 1992-1993
        • PAIP Subcommittee on Faculty Scholarship, 1992-1993
        • Associate Dean Search Committee, 1992
        • Strategic Planning and Policy Committee, 1991-1996
        • Assistant Professor Search Committee, 1990, 1991
        • Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women, 1990-1996
        • Early Childhood Education Committee, 1990-1993
        • Awards and Recognition Committee, 1990-1996
        • Graduate Student Research Day Committee, 1990
        • Curriculum Committee, 1988-1996
      • National/International Committees

        • American Psychological Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, 1996-1999
        • National Advisory Board, Center for Learning and Human Development, Miami University, Ohio, 1999-Present
        • National Advisory Board, Freddie Mac Foundation, mortgage lenders who provide funds for a variety of nonprofit organizations, 2000-Present
        • National Advisory Board, Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, University of Arizona, 1999-Present
        • National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 2000-Present
        • National Institutes of Health, Study Section, 1998; 1999-Present
        • Society for Judgment and Decision Making Awards Committee, 1999-2000
        • Society for Medical Decision Making, Development Chair, Program Committee, 2001
        • Society for Medical Decision Making Development Committee, 1999-Present
        • Society for Medical Decision Making Scientific Review Committee, 1998-Present
      • State/Regional Committees

        • Advisory Board, Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation Systems (CODES), 1999-Present
        • Steering Committee for the Center for Study of Vascular Disease in Hispanics and Native Americans, Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, 1999-Present
        • Steering Committee, Biotechnology Cluster Committee, 1999
      • Public Outreach and Other Service

        • Participant in Symposium on Arizona’s Children, Sponsored by the Dean of the Graduate College; Institute for Children, Youth and Families; Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center; United Way’s "First Focus on Kids." Tucson, Arizona (April 20, 2001)
        • Invited Participant in the Center for Advanced TeleSysMatics (CAT): Next Generation Network Centric Systems Workshop on Next Generation Network Centric Systems: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Sponsored by Center for Advanced TeleSysMatics (CAT): Next Generation Network Centric Systems, University of Arizona; Virtual Development Center, University of Arizona; and Raytheon Missile Systems. Tucson, Arizona, January 18-19, 2001
        • Content expert for Medicine Grand Rounds, Case Management, 2000
        • Speaker, Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System Conference, "Medical Decision Making and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Research," Tucson, Arizona. April 6, 2000
        • Speaker, Pima County Sheriff’s Department Community Symposium, "Critical Decision Making," "A Multi-disciplinary Approach to School Based Violence." April 1, 2000
        • Resource Personnel, Tucson Technology Incubator, Inc., 2000
        • Speaker, Strategies for Success: Assessing Learning and Teaching at the University of Arizona: Conference sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Development Team, January 19, 2000
        • Attended, Academic Medicine and Managed Care Forum, June 17-20, 1999
        • Attended, Biomedical Agreements Workshop, November 11, 1999
        • Attended Sunnyside Unified School District annual fund raising dinner, 1999
        • Featured in Tucson Lifestyles magazine, Profiles in Progress "Hispanics Making a Difference," 1999
        • Invited, National Institutes of Health, Grant Holders Conference, October 24-26, 1999
        • Invited to participate in the Harvard Project on Faculty Appointments by Provost’s Office, University of Arizona, 1999
        • Presentation to Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, "Chest Pain Research Study: Results and Review", 1999
        • Presentation to the Pima and Santa Cruz Consortium (a Career Development Planning Workshop on Healthcare), February 13, 1999
        • Presentation sponsored by the Association of Women Faculty, "Academic Women in Transition," 1999
        • Presentation to Information Systems Services Department, 1999
        • Organizer, Hispanic-Jewish Dialogue reception for the newly appointed Head of the Chicano/Hispano Student Cultural Center and Student Research Center, 1999
        • Faculty Mentor, National Institutes of Health Disadvantaged High School Student Research Program, 1998, 1999
        • Reviewer, New Learning Environments and Instructional Technology Grants, April, 1998
        • Presentation to physicians at North Hills Clinic, "Informatics and Decision Making Lab: A Cardiology Example", 1998
        • Public lectures for the University Speakers Bureau (e.g., at Green Valley; La Cholla Country Club), 1997
        • Program Committee, Tri-University Arizona Health Outcomes Research Conference, 1998
        • Speaker, " False Memory", El Chaparral Chapter, American Business Women’s Association, 1997
        • Leadership Awareness Committee, Office of the Provost, Presented workshops for central administration and Deans on learning and technology; presentation also made to the College of Nursing, 1996
        • Speaker, Minority Achievement Program, University of Arizona, 1996
        • Faculty Sponsor, Hispanic Women’s Group, Annual Reception to honor undergraduate and graduate Hispanic women, 1995, 1996
        • Assisted an interdisciplinary team in public health, family studies, and law enforcement, as well as representatives from a variety of city and county agencies, in preparing a grant application to the Centers for Disease Control assessing interventions to reduce violent behavior among youth, 1994-1995
        • Invited, University of Arizona Community Forums, sponsored by the Offices of the President and Provost, 1994-1995
        • Attended workshop and lecture by Dr. Manning Marable on "The Multicultural University," 1994
        • Participant, Provost’s Symposium on Undergraduate Education, 1994
        • Judge, University Outreach Program displays, Homecoming Saturday, 1994
        • Evaluation Committee, Metropolitan Education Commission, 1994-Present
        • Selected to participate in a focus group on strategic planning for CCIT (University Computer Center), 1994
        • University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Club participant in scholarship fundraising activities and other programs, 1994-Present
        • Participated in the administrative planning retreat for the College of Education, 1993
        • Participated in the development of a strategic plan for Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, 1993
        • Delivered keynote address at the 1993 Awards Ceremony, CTY Talent Search conducted by the Center for Talented Youth, The Johns Hopkins University.
        • Invited to participate in Las Colegas, University leaders in minority issues; participated in meetings with President Pacheco, assisted in development of a strategic plan, 1993-1995
        • Invited to participate in workshop on evaluation, College of Pharmacy, sponsored by the University Teaching Center, 1993
        • Served as a panelist in the 1993 Provost’s Annual Workshop on Promotion, Tenure and Continuing Status (addressed issues for administrators), 1993
        • Served on Planning Committee, Arizona Educational Research Organization, 1992-1995
        • Delivered the keynote address, "Education as science, education as poetry," for the Annual Regional Conference of Pi Lambda Theta, Tucson, Arizona, 1992
        • Organizer of the Promotion and Tenure Strategic Orientation on behalf of junior minority faculty, 1992
        • Attended the annual scholarship dinner sponsored by the University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni, Tucson, Arizona, 1992, 1995, 1997
        • Attended New Traditional Student Program Annual Success Dinner, Tucson, Arizona, 1992
        • Attended Arizona Attorney General’s Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon, Tucson, Arizona, 1992
        • Invited to address the Association for Women Faculty on dual roles for minority women faculty, 1992
        • Attended the first annual Association of Minority Education Students Reception (member of A.M.E.S. since its inception), 1992
        • Invited to speak to the Greater Tucson Leadership Council’s emerging business and community leaders on testing ("Why Test?") Craycroft Elementary School.
        • Participated in the Collegiate Leadership Conference on Education (for undergraduates and graduate students throughout the University) sponsored by the University’s Student Services Office; presented a lecture on Politics and Education, and directed a workshop, 1992
        • Invited to speak to minority students in the College of Nursing on strategies for academic success, 1992
        • Participated in the College of Education’s "Student/Faculty Dialogue: Focus on Minority Retention Issues," 1991
        • Lecturer, G.A.T. Orientation, University Teaching Center, presented workshops and lectures on grading and similar topics, 1990-1994
        • Participated in awards and commencement ceremonies for minority students, 1989-Present
        • Served on Planning Committee, Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, 1989-1992
        • Organized an advising meeting for all undergraduate psychology majors, and wrote and distributed a pamphlet on academic strategies, 1983
        • Organized a faculty networking meeting at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society for recruitment of minority students, 1983, 1984, 1987
        • Participated in a special orientation for minority students at University of Texas at Dallas, 1983,1984
        • Contributed to the minority Student Handbook used for recruitment of minority students to University of Texas at Dallas, 1983
        • Contacted faculty and staff at Southern Methodist University through annual conferences on Hispanics in America to arrange cooperative efforts at recruiting minority students, 1983, 1984
        • Recruited minority students for graduate study at University of Texas at Dallas from Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania, 1981
      • Consulting Editor

        • Applied Cognitive Psychology
        • Archives of Internal Medicine
        • Child Development
        • Cognitive Psychology
        • Consciousness and Cognition
        • Developmental Psychology
        • Developmental Review
        • International Journal of Behavioral Development
        • Journal of Applied Psychology
        • Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
        • Journal of Economic Psychology
        • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
        • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
        • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
        • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
        • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
        • Journal of Memory and Language
        • Journal of Political Psychology
        • Medical Decision Making
        • Memory
        • Memory and Cognition
        • Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
        • Psychological Bulletin
        • Psychological Science
        • Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
        • Social Cognition
      • Editorial Boards

        • Child Development, 1996-Present
        • Developmental Review, 2000-Present
        • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2000-Present
        • Medical Decision Making, 1998-Present
        • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1992
      • Book Proposal Reviewer

        • American Psychological Association
        • Cambridge University Press
        • The MIT Press
      • Tenure Reviewer

        • Loyola University Chicago
        • Middlebury College
        • Rutgers University
        • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
        • University of Nebraska
        • University of North Carolina
      • Grant Reviewer

        • Binational Science Foundation
        • National Institutes of Health (see above)
        • National Science Foundation
          • Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences Program
          • Economics Program
          • Human Cognition and Perception Program
          • Law and Social Sciences Program
          • Social and Developmental Psychology Program
        • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
        • U.S. Department of Education Graduate Professional Opportunities Program (evaluated colleges and universities to determine recipients of federal grants)
      • Guest Editor

        • Developmental Review, special issue.
      • Consultant

        • Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
        • Kellogg Foundation (assessment of grant to PPEP-TEC to improve education for migrant workers and other at-risk students using technological innovations)
        • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (on risk communication and education)
      • Conference/Program Reviewer

        • National/International

            Cognitive Science Society National Association of Chicano Studies Society for Medical Decision Making Society for Research in Child Development
        • State/Regional

          • Arizona Association of Chicanos in Higher Education
          • Arizona Educational Research Organization
          • Arizona Health Outcomes Research Conference
          • Arizona Hispanic Women’s Corporation
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