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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Cognitive Psychology


The study of mental processes and how they relate to brain function are a major focus of human research in the department. Areas of faculty expertise include attention, perception, action representation, memory, executive functioning, affect, decision-making, and general information processing at both the micro and macro levels.


Associated Faculty: Cuttler, Fournier, Hinson, Honn, Whitney


Research interests within this area:

Attention, perception and action planning (Fournier)

Sleep and cognition (Honn, Hinson, Whitney)

Memory and attention (Cuttler, Hinson, Whitney)

Executive control, affect, and decision-making (Cuttler, Hinson, Whitney)