Mills Cognition Lab
Dr. Christie Chung directs the Mills Cognition Laboratory (MCL) in Mills College's Psychology Department. She and her research assistants design behavioral experiments to examine the underlying cognitive mechanisms that constitute age-related changes in memory. Current research studies examine the effects of age, culture, weight consciousness, and circadian arousal on emotional and flashbulb memory.
Mills Cognition Lab/Dr. Chung in the media:
Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2012). A cross-cultural examination of the positivity effect in memory: United States vs. China. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(1), 31-44.
Summers, S. L., & Chung, C. (2012). A holistic approach to understanding military TBIs: A multidisciplinary perspective. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 11. Retrieved from www.kon.org/urc/v10/summers.html
Chung, C., Sharifi, F, & Harris, S. (2011). The effects of circadian arousal and weight consciousness on women’s memory. Psychology, 2, 732-736.
Sharifi, F., Chung, C., Mahinda, E., Johnson, J., & Wong, S.A. (2011). Emotional memory in women: Why a negativity bias? Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 22, 36-42.
Chung, C. (2010). Effects of view of life and selection bias on emotional memory in old age. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(3), 161-168. doi: 10.1024/1662-9647/a000019
Chung, C. (2010). Is the positivity effect in old age a cohort effect? In H. Blatterer & J. Glahn (Eds.), Times of Our Lives. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press. (ISBN: 978-1-904710-91-2).
Chung, C. (2009). The positivity effect in old age: Why does it occur? In J. Jaafar & S. McCarthy (Eds.), Building Asian Families and Communities. UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Chung, C., & Light, L. L. (2009). Effects of age and study repetition on plurality discrimination. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16, 446-460.
Light, L. L., Chung, C., Pendergrass, R., & Van Ocker, J. C. (2006). Effects of repetition and response deadline on item recognition in young and older adults. Memory & Cognition, 34, 335-343.
Healy, M. R., Light, L. L., & Chung, C. (2005). Dual-process models of associative recognition in young and older adults: Evidence from receiver operating characteristics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 768-788.
Light, L. L., Healy, M. R., Patterson, M. M., & Chung, C. (2005). Dual-process models of memory in young and older adults: Evidence from associative recognition. In L. Taconnat, D. Clarys, S. Vanneste, & M. Isingrini (Eds.), Proceedings of the VIIth Cognitive Aging Conference (Tours, France). Paris: Public book Editions.
Light, L. L., Patterson, M. M., Chung, C., & Healy, M. R. (2004). Effects of repetition and response deadline on associative recognition in young and older adults. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1182-1193.
Hasher, L., Chung, C., May, C. P., & Foong, N. (2002). Age, time of testing, and proactive interference. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56, 200-207.
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