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David Copeland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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David Copeland's research examines memory processes and representations, with a focus on mental models (a mental representation of a situation that people experience or read about). His research includes topics such as (1) examining what people monitor and remember while reading or trying to solve problems, and how different types of text affect processing; (2) investigating different types of memory, such as individual differences in working memory or recall patterns for autobiographical memory; and (3) memory and cognitive processing in developmental and social contexts. Some specific topics in the latter category include (a) aging effects on cognition, (b) the use of stereotypes (e. g., gender or racial), and (c) decision-making in applied settings.

Dr. Copeland earned his doctoral degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.