Deborah Eakin

Deborah Eakin

Associate Professor
Magruder Hall, Room 214
(662) 325-7949

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Education Programs

B.S., Columbus State University, 1996
M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2000
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2003

Current Research


Metamemory Memory Illusions
Retrieval Processes
Eyewitness Memory

Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. fMRI):

Memory and Metamemory

Cognitive Aging:

Retrieval Processes
Eyewitness Memory

Representative Publications

Eakin, D. K., Hertzog, C., & Harris, W.* (2014).
Age invariance in semantic and episodic metamemory: Both younger and older adults provide accurate feeling-of-knowing for names of faces.
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 21, 27-51.

Eakin, D. K., & Hertzog, C. (2012).
Age Invariance in Feeling of Knowing During Implicit Interference Effects.
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 67, 555-562.

Eakin, D. K., & Smith, R. (2012).
Retroactive Interference Effects in Implicit Memory.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38, 1419-1424.

Eakin, D. K., & Hertzog, C. (2012).
Immediate Judgments of Learning are Insensitive to Implicit Interference Effects at Retrieval.
Memory and Cognition, 40, 8-18. Available online 9/14/2011.

Eakin, D. K. & Hertzog, C. (2006).
Release from implicit interference in memory and metamemory: Older adults know that they can't let go.
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 61B, 340-347.

Eakin, D. K. (2005).
Illusions of knowing: Metamemory and memory under conditions of retroactive interference.
Journal of Memory and Language, Special Issue, 52, 526-534.

Eakin, D. K., Schreiber, T.A., & Sergent-Marshall, S. (2003).
Misinformation effects in eyewitness memory: The presence and absence of memory impairment as a function of warning and misinformation accessibility.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 29, 813-825.

Programs - see Lab Website for download

Eakin, D.K. (2010).
ListChecker Pro 1.2: A program designed to facilitate creating word lists using the University of South Florida Word Association Norms.
Behavioral Research Methods, 42, 1210-1221.

Current Grant Funding

2014-2018 National Science Foundation (CISE-IIS-Cyber-Human Systems) Medium
Title: The Use of Robots as Intermediaries to Gather Sensitive Information from Children.
Total Costs: $1,199,819
Role: Co-Principle Investigator (PI: Cindy L. Bethel; Co-PIs: David C. May, Melinda Pilkinton)