Michelle L. Meade , Ph.D.

Contact Information

Michelle L. Meade , Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Montana State University
P O Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-5946
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Office: AJMJ 207

Email: mlmeade@montana.edu

Fall Office Hours:
By Appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Memory & Aging Lab

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection of cognitive and social processes as they relate to human memory. I am interested in the malleability of memory and factors that lead to memory errors as well as factors that improve memory. Recently I have begun to explore the effect of age on memory and to examine the role of collaboration in improving older adults' memory.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2006), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
  • Ph.D. (2003). Psychology, Washington University 
  • M.A. (1999). Psychology, Washington University 
  • B.A. (1996). Psychology, Grinnell College

Recent Publications

  • Numbers, K.T., Meade, M.L., & Perga, V.A. (in press). The influences of partner accuracy and partner memory ability on social false memories. Memory & Cognition.
  • Meade, M.L., (2013). The importance of group process variables on collaborative memory. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition2,120-121. [PDF]
  • Davis, S.D., & Meade, M.L. (2013). Both young and older adults discount suggestions from older adults on a social-memory test.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 760-765. [PDF]
  • Huff, M.J., Davis, S.D., & Meade, M.L., (2013). The effects of initial testing on false recall and false recognition in the social contagion of memory paradigm. Memory & Cognition41, 820-831. [PDF]
  • Meade, M.L., Geraci, L.D., & Roediger, H.L., III (2012). Neuropsychological status in older adults influences susceptibility to false memories. American Journal of Psychology, 125, 449-467. [PDF]
  • Nokes-Malach, T.J., Meade, M.L., & Morrow, D.G. (2012). The effect of expertise on collaborative problem solving. Thinking and Reasoning, 18, 32-58[PDF]
  • Huff, M.J., Meade, M.L., & Hutchison, K.A. (2011). Age-Related Differences in Guessing on Free and Forced Recall Tests. Memory, 19, 317-330. [PDF]
  • Meade, M. L., & Gigone, D. (2011). The effect of information distribution on collaborative inhibition. Memory19, 417-428. [PDF]
  • Meade, M. L., Hutchison, K. A., & Rand, K. (2010). Effects of delay and number of related list items on implicit activation for DRM critical items in a speeded naming task. Journal of Memory and Language62, 302-310. [PDF]
  • Meade, M. L., & Roediger, H. L., III (2009). Age differences in collaborative memory: The role of retrieval manipulations. Memory & Cognition37, 962-975. [PDF]
  • Meade, M. L., Nokes, T. J., & Morrow, D. G. (2009). Expertise promotes facilitation on a collaborative memory task. Memory17, 39-48. . [PDF]
  • Meade, M. L., Watson, J. M., Balota, D. A., & Roediger, H. L., III (2007). The role of spreading activation and retreival mode in producing false recognition in the DRM paradigm. Journal of Memory and Language56, 305-320.[PDF]
  • Park, D. C., & Meade, M. L. (2007). A broad view of medical adherence: The importance of cognitive, social, and contextual factors (pps. 3-21). . In L. L. Liu and D. C. Park (Eds.). Social and Cognitive Perspectives on Medical Adherence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught

  • Psychology 231: Research Design and Analysis II
  • Psychology 361: Memory and Cognition
  • Psychology 394: Psychology & Aging
  • Psychology 543: Memory

Affiliations and Honors