Martin D. Murphy
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Professor: Applied Cognitive Aging,
Office: Arts and Science Building, room 366
Phone: (330) 972-8374
Dr. Murphy received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in 1975. Specific research interests are in adult age differences in strategies, organization, and knowledge; memory monitoring and metamemory; mental processes underlying psychometric (especially IQ) test performance; and mental retardation and aging. Especially of interest is the assessment and training of strategies in older adults. Research often has employed a combination of direct measures of strategic and process variables, coupled with instructional or training intervention. The graduate course typically taught is Research Methods; undergraduate classes include Psychological Disorders of Children and the Psychology Honors Seminar. His publications have appeared in Psychology and Aging, Journals of Gerontology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
Borckardt J. J., Nash M. R., Murphy M. D., Moore M., Shaw D., O'Neil P. M. (in press). Clinical practice as natural laboratory for psychotherapy research: A guide to case-based time-series analysis. American Psychologist.
Bucur, B., Allen, P. A., Sanders, R. E., Ruthruff, E., & Murphy, M. D. (2005). Age differences in dividing attention between bimodal dimensions: Investigating coactive processing in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B, p279-p282.
Allen, P. A., Smith, A. F., Lien, M-C., Grabbe, J., & Murphy, M. D. (2005). Evidence for an activation locus of the word frequency effect in lexical decision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 713-721.
Allen, P. A., Murphy, M. D., Kaufman, M., Groth, K. E., Begovic, A. (2004). Age differences in central (semantic) and peripheral processing: The importance of considering both response times and errors. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 59B, p210-p219.
Allen, P. A., Lien, M-C., Murphy, M. D., Sanders, R. E., Judge, K., & McCann, R. (2002). Age differences in overlapping-task performance: Evidence for efficient parallel processing in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 17, 505-519.
Sanders, R. E., Gonzalez, D. J., Murphy, M. D., Pesta, B. J., & Bucur, B. (2002). Training content variability and the effectiveness of learning: An adult age assessment. Aging Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 9, 157-174.
Dr. Murphy's Vita
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