Michael Alban, PhD
BS 1996 Evangel University
MBA 2000 Regent University
MS 2010 Florida State University
PhD Florida State University
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael's research interests include human memory, strategies to enhance learning (e.g., how to more effectively monitor and control cognition), factors that affect decision making, and human perspective-taking abilities (e.g., how an individual generates - and subsequently updates - a mental representation of another person's knowledge). One line of his prior work focused primarily on identifying cues people use to assess their own learning, while a second line of his prior work examined factors that vary the likelihood of strategic retrieval processes. In addition to extending his prior research, Michael wants to study how people might more accurately represent the knowledge of other people, which could lead to more effective instruction in classroom and corporate settings and to fewer misunderstandings in interpersonal relationships.
Kelley, C. M., & Alban, M. W. (inpress). Constrained retrieval in recognition memory. In S. Lindsay, H. L. Roediger, III, C. M. Kelley, & A. Yonelinas (Eds.). Remembering: Attributions, processes, and control in human memory: Essays in honor of Larry L. Jacoby. New York: Psychology Press.
Alban, M. W. & Kelley, C. M. (2013, April 8). Embodiment meets metamemory: Weight as a cue for metacognitive judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0032420.
Alban, M. W. & Kelley, C. M. (2012). Variations in constrained retrieval. Memory & Cognition, 40, 681-692. DOI 10.3758/s13421-012-0185-5.
Dr. Alban will be teaching an honors section of introduction to psychology, sections of cognitive psychology, a senior capstone course on memory and metamemory, and an undergraduate research methods course. He is also serving as a research supervisor to a few seniors.