Title: Professor Emeritus
Areas: Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience / Cognitive Psychology
Carolyn Rovee-Collier received her Ph.D. from Brown University and is Professor II of Psychology. Her research has focused on the enduring effect of early experience on later behavior. She and her students are known for using operant conditioning, reactivation, paired preexposure, and imitation procedures to study the development of infant long-term memory. Previous study topics included latent learning, the time-window framework for integrating new information is integrated with old, how memory retrieval affects future retention, associative potentiation, the transitivity of equivalence relations, context effects, and extinction.
Dr. Rovee-Collier has authored 200 articles and chapters and a 2001 book (with Hayne and Colombo), The development of implicit and explicit memory (John Benjamins, Amsterdam/ Herndon, VA). She has received a James McKeen Cattell Fellowship, a Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Graduate School of Brown University, a 10-year NIMH MERIT award (given to
Dr. Rovee-Collier is proudest of the many undergraduate and graduate students, past and present, who have contributed to her research program. Some have received national recognition for their research: National Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Awards (1st place: 1993, 1994, 2003; 3rd place: 2001; ISIS dissertation award: 1996, 2002; ISDP dissertation award, 1990, 2002).