<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Past Graduate Students
Montana State University

Contact Information

Keith Hutchison, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-5528
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Office: 209 AJM Johnson Hall

Email: khutch@montana.edu

Past Graduate Students


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Mariana Olsen (M.S, 2014): Applying to PhD programs in Animal Cognition this fall..


Suzanna Powell (M.S, 2014): Ph.D. student in Dr. Julie Bugg's Cognitive Control and Aging Lab at Washington University in St. Louis.

Chad Moffitt (M.S, 2013): Ph.D. student in Dr. Jason Watson's Cognitive Science Lab at the University of Utah.

Shelly Winward-Heap (M.S, 2012): Shelly currently lives in Bozeman with her husband Chet and their new baby Vera, born in December, 2012.


Dr. Kristina Rand (M.S, 2009): Ph.D. 2014, University of Utah).

Dr. Emily Cohen-Shikora (Post-Grad Research Assoc, 2007-2009; Ph.D. 2015, Washington University in St. Louis). Working at Washington University Teaching Center.

Dr. Zach Shipstead (M.S., 2007; Ph.D., 2011, Georgia Tech University). Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, West Campus.

Dr. Ann Lambert (M.S., 2006; Ph.D., 2011, University of Utah). Currently Postdoc at University of Virginia.

Dr. Jesse Bengson (M.S., 2005; Ph.D., 2011, U.C. Davis). Currently visiting professor at Bates College in Maine..

Honorary Lab Members:

Students with other primary advisors that spent a great deal of time moonlighting in our lab.

Mark Huffsara

(Left) Dr. Frank Bosco (M.S., 2005 with mentor Rick Block; Ph.D., 2011, University of Memphis). Currently Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

(Middle) Dr. Mark Huff (M.S., 2009 with mentor Michelle Meade; Ph.D., 2013, University of Calgary). Currently Post Doc in Dr. David Balota's Cognitive Psychology Lab at Wahington University in St. Louis.

(right) Sara Davis (M.S., 2010 with mentor Michelle Meade). Currently Ph.D. student in Jason Chan's Memory and Education Lab at Iowa State University..


Aguinis, H., Pierce, C.A., Bosco, F.A., Dalton, D.R., & Dalton, C.M. (2011). Debunking myths and urban legends about meta-analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 306-331.

Aguinis, H., Pierce C. A., Bosco, F. A., & Muslin, I. S. (2009). First decade of Organizational Research
Methods: Trends in design, measurement, and data-analysis topics. Organizational Research
Methods, 12, 69-112.

Aguinis, H., Dalton, D.R., Bosco, F.A., Pierce, C.A., & Dalton, C.M. (2011). Meta-analytic choices and judgment calls: Implications for theory building and testing, obtained effect sizes, and scholarly impact. Journal of Management, 37, 5-38.

Bengson, J. J. & Hutchison, K. A. (2007). Variability in response criteria affects estimates of conscious identification and unconscious semantic priming. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 785-796.

Bengson, J.J., Mangun, G.R., & Mazaheri, A (2012). Individual working memory capacity is uniquely correlated with feature-based attention when combined with spatial attention. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 86-102. 

Bengson, J.J., Mangun, G.R., & Mazaheri, A (2011). The neural markers of an imminent failure of response inhibition. Neuroimage, 59, 1534-1539.

Bengson, J.J. & Mazaheri, A. (2010) Trial-by-trial dynamics: a window in time.   Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 199.

Hancock, J. I., Allen, D. G., Bosco, F. A., McDaniel, K., & Pierce, C. A. (in press). Meta-analytic review of employee turnover as a predictor of firm performance. Journal of Management.

Huff, M.J., Coane, J., Hutchison, K.A., Grasser, E.B., & Blais, J.E. (in press). Interpolated task effects on direct and mediated false recognition: Effects of initial recall, recognition, and the ironic effect of guessing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Huff, M.J., & Hutchison, K.A. (2011). The effects of mediated word lists on false recall and recognition. Memory & Cognition, 39, 941-953.

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.

Hutchison, K.A., & Bosco, F.A. (2007). Congruency effects in the letter search task: Semantic activation in the absence of priming. Memory & Cognition, 35, 514-525.

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 Language, 62, 302-310.

Rand, K.M., Tarampi, M.R., Creem-Regehr, S.H., & Thompson, W.B. (2011). The importance of a visual horizon for distance judgments under severely degraded vision.  Perception, 40, 143-154.

Rand, K. M., Tarampi, M. R., Creem‐Regehr, S. H. & Thompson, W. B. (in press). The influence of object ground contact on perception of distance and size under severely degraded vision. Seeing and Perceiving (formerly Spatial Vision).

Redick, T. S., Shipstead, Z., Harrison T., L., Hicks, K. L., Fried, D. E., Hambrick, D. Z., Kane, M. J., Engle, R. W. (2012). No evidence of intelligence improvement after working memory training: A randomized, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General.

Shipstead, Z.& Broadway,J.M. (in press). Individual differences in working memory capacity and the Stroop effect: Do high spans block the words? Learning and Individual Differences.

Shipstead, Z. & Engle, R.W. (in press). Interference within the focus of attention: Working Memory Tasks Reflect More than Temporary Maintenance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Shipstead, Z., Harrison, T. L., & Engle, R. W. (2012). Working memory capacity and visual attention: Top-down and bottom-up guidance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 401-407.

Shipstead, Z., Hicks, K. L., & Engle, R. W. (in press). Cogmed working memory training: Does the evidence support the claims? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Shipstead, Z. Redick, T.S., & Engle, R.W. (in press). Is working memory training effective? Psychological Bulletin.

Shipstead, Z. Redick, T.S., & Engle, R.W. (2011). Does working memory training generalize? Psychological Belgica, 50, 245-276.

Shipstead, Z., Redick, T. S., Hicks, K. L., & Engle, R. W. (in press). The scope and control of attention as separate aspects of working memory. Memory.

Watson, J.M., Lambert, A.E., Miller, A.E., & Strayer, D.L.(in press). The magical letters P, F, C, and
sometimes U: The rise and fall of executive attention with the development of prefrontal cortex. Chapter to appear in K. Fingerman, C. Berg, T. Antonucci, & J. Smith (Eds.), Handbook of Lifespan Psychology, Springer.

Yap, M.J., Pexman, P.M., Wellsby, I.S., Hargreave, I.S., & Huff, M.J. (in press). An abundance of riches: Cross-task comparisons of semantic richness effects in visual word recognition. Frontiers in Psychology.