Sarah Drivdahl

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Background/Bio

I am a cognitive psychologist, and conduct most of my research in the area of memory, although I have done some work in perception as well.   Most of my work has focused on eyewitness memory and autobiographical memory.  Today, I am most interested in examining how memory changes over time.  As part of my research program, I run a cognitive laboratory and have the privilege of regularly involving students in the research process.

Education

B.A. Western Washington University, 1994

M.A. Kent State University, 1997

Ph.D. Kent State University, 2000

Roles

Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences

 

Classes

 Undergraduate:

Cognitive Psychology

Human Sexuality

 

Publications:

Drivdahl, S.B. & Hyman, I. (2014).  Fluidity in autobiographical memories: Relationship memories sampled at two occasions. Memory. 22, 1070-1081

Zaragoza, M.S., Mitchell, K.J., Payment, K. & Drivdahl, S. (2011). False memories for suggested events: The impact of conceptual elaboration. Journal of Memory and  Language, 64, 18-31.

Drivdahl, S. B., Zaragoza, M. S., & Learned, D. M. (2009). The role of emotional elaboration in the creation of false memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 13-35.

Levin, D.T., Drivdahl, S. B., & Momen, N., (2002). False predictions about the detectability of  unexpected visual changes: The role of beliefs about attention, memory, and the continuity of attended objects in causing change blindness blindness.  Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 11, 507-527.

Drivdahl, S. B., & Zaragoza, M. S. (2001).  The role of imagery and individual differences in the creation of false memory for suggested events.  Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 265-281.

Zaragoza, M.S., Payment, K. E., Ackil, J., Drivdahl, S. B., & Beck, M. (2001). Interviewing witnesses: Forced confabulation and confirmatory feedback increases false memories. Psychological Science, 12, 473-477.

Levin, D.T., Momen, N., Drivdahl, S. B., & Simons, D. J. (2000). Change blindness blindness: The metacognitive error of overestimating change-detection ability. Visual Cognition, 7, 397-412.

Research Presentations:

Drivdahl, S.B., Arnold, M., Hiatt, R. & Hyman, I. (2014, November). Playing to the Crowd: Conversation Partner Determines Temporal Distance of Past and Future Autobiographical Events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic  Society, Long Beach, California.

Drivdahl, S.B. (2014, February). Is hindsight really 20/20: An exploration of relationship memories over time.  Keynote presentation at the Faith and Humanities Conference, Kirkland, Washington.

Hyman, I. E., Roach, A. & Drivdahl, S. (2013, June). The Updating Function of Autobiographical Memory – Keeping the Self Located in Time, Place, and Relationships. Paper presented at the meeting of the society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Drivdahl, S.B. (2012, April). Spiritual and emotional themes in self-defining memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Drivdahl, S.B. (2009, March). Defining memories for positive and negative events at two times in the developmental sequence. Paper presented at the Faith and Humanities Conference, Kirkland, Washington.

Drivdahl, S.B. (2002, September ). The effect of emotion on the eyewitness. Paper presented at the Readings and Reflections Symposium, Kirkland, Washington.

Zaragoza, M. S., Payment, K. E., Kichler, J. Stines, L. & Drivdahl, S. B. (2001, April). Forced confabulation and false memory in children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis.

Zaragoza, M. S., Payment, K. E., Drivdahl, S. B., & Ackil, J. K. (1999, November). Interviewer feedback and false memory for knowingly confabulated events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles.

Levin, D. T., Momen, N., Drivdahl, S. B., & Simons, (1999, June). Change blindness blindness: Anew metacognitive error. Paper presented at the Vision Research Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Drivdahl, S. B., & Zaragoza, M. S. (1997, November). Elaborative processes and false memory for suggested events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia.

Drivdahl, S. B., Zaragoza, M. S., & Mitchell, K. J. (1997, May). Conceptual elaboration and false memory for suggested events.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Fellner, L. J., Zaragoza, M. S., Mitchell, K. J., & Drivdahl, S.B. (1996, May). The deleterious effects of repeated suggestions: Answering some challenges.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Zaragoza, M. S., Mitchell, K. J. & Drivdahl, S. B. (1996, June). Imagery and false memory creation.  Poster presented at the NATO Advanced study institute on trauma: Memory and Treatment, Port de Bourgeney, France.

Hyman, I. E., & Williamson-Kirkland*, S. B. (1994, November). The effect of changes in a relationship on autobiographical memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis. (*maiden name)