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Dr Adam Congleton

BA BU, MA SBU, PhD SBU.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +45 8716 6117
email : congleton@psy.au.dk

External Address

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Aarhus University, Denmark

Profile

I am originally from the Mid-Western United States. In 2007, I completed my undergraduate education at Butler University in Indiana, before moving on to my PhD training at Stony Brook University in New York. While at Stony Brook, I worked with Suparna Rajaram in the Cognitive/Experimental Psychology program. My research interests have focused on the empirical examination of human memory, and have included topics such as the social influences on human memory and the role of memory organization in individuals, collaborative groups of individuals working together to reconstruct the past, and the collective memories that can develop among groups. I have also attempted to apply principles from cognitive psychological research to address educationally-relevant questions, such as how testing in classrooms can lead to improvements in memory across time, and how understanding the manner in which we organize our memories and the past reflects the underlying cognitive architecture of our minds. I have been fortunate to be involved with multiple collaborative projects during my time at Stony Brook, including examining the computational modeling of complex human behavior. After completing my PhD in 2012, I arrived at Macquarie University where I am continuing my examination into the social influences on memory by working with Amanda Barnier. I will apply the tools I developed during my PhD to study the impact of collaboration on memory across the course of learning and remembering, as well as continuing to examine the role of organization in harnessing the potential of collaboration to aid people’s lifelong learning.

Awards

  • Stony Brook University, Department of Psychology, Departmental Research Award for Advanced Students (2012), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Graduate School, nominee for the 2012 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Science (2012), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Student Speaker (2012), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students recipient (2012), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series invitee (2012), Congleton, A.R.
  • American Psychological Association, Dissertation Research Award recipient (2011), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Department of Psychology Travel Grant (2011), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant (2010), Congleton, A.R.
  • Stony Brook University, Department of Psychology Travel Grant (2010), Congleton, A.R.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant Scheme (2013) "Portable, six line, high definition audio recording equipment for research involving interviews off and on campus." Barnier, A., Harris, C., Van Bergen, P., McIlwain, D., Sutton, J., & Congleton, A. ($6,360)
  • ARC CCD Belief Formation Program Small Equipment Grant (2012) "Computerisation of experimental flowsheets and scoresheets." Barnier, A., Cox, R., Polito, V., Janczuk, A., Sutton, J., Harris, C., Congleton, A., Richardson, C., Ockenden, M., & Saunders, S. ($5,377)

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Barnier, A.J., Priddis, A.C., Broekhuijse, J., Harris, C.B., Keil, P.K., Cox, R., Congleton, A.R., & Addis, D.R. (2014). Reaping what they sow: The benefits of remembering together in intimate couples. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3(4), 261-265. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2014.06.003
  • Choi H.-Y., Blumen, H.M., Congleton, A., & Rajaram, S. (2014). The role of group configuration in the social transmission of memory: Evidence from identical and reconfigured groups. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(16), 65-80.
  • Congleton, A., & Rajaram, S. (2014). Collaboration changes both the content and the structure of memory: Building the architecture of shared representations. Journal Of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(15), 1570-1584. doi:10.1037/a0035974
  • Barnier, A.J., Harris, C.B., & Congleton, A.R. (2013). Mind the gap: Generations of questions in the early science of collaborative recall (Invited commentary on “The applied value of collaborative memory research in ageing: Behavioral and neural considerations”). Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 124-127.
  • Congleton, A.R., & Rajaram, S. (2012). The origin of the interaction between learning method and delay in the testing effect: The roles of processing and retrieval organization. Memory & Cognition, 40, 528-539.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2011). The influence of learning methods on collaboration: Prior repeated retrieval enhances retrieval organization, abolishes collaborative inhibition, and promotes post-collaborative memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 535-551.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Congleton, A. (2016, July). Emotion and memory II. Symposium conducted at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Congleton, A., & Berntsen (2016, July). Investigating the influence of emotion on event memory using a virtual event paradigm. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Congleton, A. (2013, December). The role of collaboration in the formation of shared memories and shared beliefs. Paper presented at the Memory Day Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Congleton, A. (2013, October). Remembering together makes us true believers: The origins of shared memories and shared beliefs. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Memory Program Inaugural Symposium, Sydney.
  • Temler, M., Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., McIlwain, D., & Congleton, A. (2013, August). Social contagion paradigm used to contaminate concrete details in important unshared autobiographical memories. Paper presented at the KiwiCAM, Otago, NZ.
  • Congleton, A.R., & Rajaram, S. (2012, June). Examining the immediate and delayed aspects of the testing effect. Poster session presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, New York, USA.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2011, May). Examining the immediate and delayed aspects of the testing effect. Poster session presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2010, November). Examining the immediate and delayed aspects of the testing effect. Presentation given at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2010, May). The Influence of Learning History on Collaborative and Individual Recall. Poster session presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2010, March). The Influence of Learning History on Collaborative and Individual Recall. Symposium conducted at the 2010 annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, New York, USA.
  • Congleton, A.R. & Rajaram, S. (2009, November). Impact of Learning History on Collaborative and Individual Recall. Presentation given at the 50th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Martin, J.M. & Congleton, A.R. (2007, November). Overcoming Test Anxiety: Implanted Memories of Success. Poster session presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Telephone: +61 2 9850 4127
Email : ccd@mq.edu.au
Web : www.ccd.edu.au

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