Degrees: B.A., Knox College; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Expertise: working memory
No Spring 2014 Courses
Spring 2014 Office Hours: by appointment only
A 2010-2012 Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso after she retired from full-time teaching at JCU.
Read about her experiences at:
The Women of Burkina Faso: Realities and Challenges
lecture presented by Dr. Larsen on Feb. 4, 2013:
- Cognitive Processes in Aging
- Working Memory
- Perception with Anomolous Color Vision
- Non-Conscious Perception
Recent Research Publications
Rainey, D. W., Larsen, J. D., & Yost, J. H. (2009). Disappointment Theory and Disappointment Among Baseball Fans, Journal of Sprot Behavior, 32, 339-356.
Baddeley, A. D., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). The phonological loop unmasked? A comment on the evidence for a “perceptual-gestural” alternative, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 497-504.
Baddeley, A. D., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). The phonological loop: Some answers and some questions. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 512-518.
Fritsch, T., Larsen, J. D. & Smyth, K. A. (2007). The role of adolescent IQ and gender in the use of cognitive support for remembering in aging. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 14, 394-416.
Fritsch, T., McClendon, McK. J., Smyth, K. A., Lerner, A. K, Friedland, R. P., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). Cognitive functioning in healthy aging: The role of reserve and lifestyle factors early in life. The Gerentologist, 47, 307-322.
Larsen, J. D., & Kozar, B. (2005). Evaluation of a computer administered alcohol education program for college students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 49,69-83.
Larsen, J. D., & Baddeley, A. D. (2003). Disruption of verbal STM by irrelevant speech, articulatory suppression, and manual tapping: Do they have a common source? The Quarterly Journal of Experemental Psychology, 56A, 1249-1268.
Baddeley, A. D., & Larsen, J. D. (2003). The disruption of STM: A response to our commentators. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56A, 1301-1306.
Rainey, D. W., & Larsen, J. D. (2002). The effect of familiar melodies on initial learning and long term memory for unconnected text. Music Perception, 20, 173-186
Larsen, J. D., Baddeley, A. D., & Andrade, J. (2000). Phonological similarity and the irrelevant speech effect: Implications for models of short-term memory. Memory, 8,145-157
- Check out her contra dances
- Videos Showing the Trapezoidal Window Illusion
See videos of the Ames Trapezoidal window and read an explanation of the illusion.
- Award for Academic Innovation from the Ohio Psychological Association’s Small College Roundtable