Keith A. Hutchison, Ph.D.

Professor & Department Chair


Curriculum Vitae

Attention & Memory Lab  keith picture

Research Interests

  • Attention and Cognitive Control
  • Explicit and Implicit Memory
  • Language
  • Cognitive effects of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2003), Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ph.D. (2001). Cognitive Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
  • M.A. (1996). Psychology Research, California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A. (1994). Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Recent Publications

  • Maldonado, T., Anderson, D. M., Marchak, F., & Hutchison, K., (in press) The role of working memory capacity and cognitive load in producing lies for autobiographical information. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 
  • Heyman, T., Bruninx, A., Hutchison, K., Storms, G., (in press) The (un)reliability of item-level semantic priming effects. Behavior Research Methods.
  • Hutchison, K.A., Meade, M.L., Williams, N.S., Manley, K.D., & McNabb, J.C. (2018). How do associative and phonemic overlap interact to boost illusory recollection?  Memory, 26 (5), 664-671. [PDF]
  • Heyman, T. Goossens, K., Hutchison, K.A., & Storms, G. (2017). Does a working memory load really influence semantic priming? A self-replication attempt. Collabra. [PDF]
  • Yap, M.J., Hutchison, K.A., & Tan, L. C. (2017). Individual differences in semantic priming performance: Insights from the Semantic Priming Project. In Michael Jones (Ed). Big data in cognitive science: From methods to insights. Psychology Press. [PDF]
  • Heyman, T. Van Akeren, L., Hutchison, K.A., & Storms, G. (2016). Filling the gaps: A speeded word fragment completion megastudy. Behavior Research Methods. [PDF]
  • Huff, Balota, D.A., & Hutchison, K.A (2016). The costs and benefits of testing and guessing on recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition,421559-1572 [PDF]
  • Heyman, T. Hutchison, K.A., & Storms, G. (2016). Is semantic priming (ir)rational? Insights from the speeded word fragment completion task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42,1657-1663. [PDF]
  • Hutchison, K.A., Bugg, J., Lim, Y.B., & Olsen, M.R. (2016). Congruency Pre-Cues Moderate Item-Specific Proportion Congruency Effects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1087-1103. [PDF]
  • Heyman, T. Hutchison, K.A., De Deyne, S., & Storms, G. (2016). Uncovering underlying processes of semantic priming by correlating item-level effects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 540-547. [PDF]
  • Coane, J.H., Huff, M.J., & Hutchison, K.A. (2016). The ironic effect of guessing: Increased false memory for mediated lists in younger and older adults.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 282-303 [PDF]
  • Huff, M.J., McNabb, J., & Hutchison, K.A. (2015). List blocking and longer retention intervals reveal an influence of gist processing for lexically ambiguous critical lures. Memory & Cognition, 43, 1193-1207. [PDF]
  • Heyman, T., Van Rensbergen, B., Storms, G., Hutchison, K.A., & De Deyne, S. (2015). The influence of working memory load on semantic priming.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 911-920. [PDF]
  • Heyman, T., De Deyne, S., Hutchison, K.A., & Storms, G. (2015). Using the speeded word fragment completion task to examine semantic priming.  Behavior Research Methods, 47, 580-606 [PDF]
  • Hutchison, K. A., Heap, S.J., Neely, J. H., & Thomas, M.A. (2014). Attentional control and asymmetric associative priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 844-856[PDF]
  • Hutchison, K. A., Balota, D. A., Neely, J. H., Cortese, M. J., Cohen-Shikora, E. R.,Tse, C-S, Yap, M. J., Bengson, J. J., Niemeyer, D. & Buchanan, E. (2013). The semantic priming project. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 1099-1114. [PDF]
  • Buchanan, E. M., Holmes, J.L., Teasley, M.L., & Hutchison, K.A. (2013). An expanded set of semantic feature production norms for 1,808 words along with a searchable web portal. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 746-757. [PDF]
  • Bugg, J. & Hutchison, K.A. (2013). Converging Evidence for Control of Color-Word Stroop Interference at the Item Level.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 433-449. [PDF]
  • Hutchison, K. A., Smith, J.L., & Ferris, A. (2013). Goals can be threatened to extinction: Using the Stroop task to clarify working memory depletion under stereotype threat. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 75-82[PDF]

Recent Courses

  • Graduate Seminar in Cognitive Processes (PSYX 541)
  • Sensation & Perception (PSYX 354)
  • Memory & Cognition (PSYX 380)
  • Psycholinguistics (PSYX 482)
  • Senior Thesis Capstone (PSYX 499R)
  • Research Design & Analysis II (PSYX 225)

Editorial Board

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition (2017-2021)
  • Consulting Editor: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition (2013-2017)

Affiliations and Honors