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Lab Publications

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* Indicates mentored student co-author.

Maxwell, N. P.*, Cates, E. E.*, & Huff, M. J. (in press). Item-specific and relational encoding are effective at reducing the illusion of competence. Psychological Research.


Huff, M. J., Gretz, M. R.*, & Keefer, L. A. (in press). Conscientiousness predicts performance on the Stroop task but not other attentional control tasks in older and younger adults. Imagination, Cognition and Personality.


Surber, T. A., Huff, M. J., & Hajnal, A. (in press). The affordance directive: Affordance priming facilitates object detection over semantic features. Psychological Reports.

Madson, M. B., Leuty, M. E., Huff., M. J., Alawine, M. B., Stadthagen-Gonzalez, H. (in press). The skillful psychology student initiative: Program review and implementation. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Maxwell, N. P.*, & Huff, M. J. (2023). Is discriminability a requirement for reactivity? Comparing the effects of mixed vs. pure list presentations on judgment of learning reactivity. Memory & Cognition, 51, 1198-1213. PDF

Umanath, S., Coane, J. H., Huff, M. J., Cimenian, T., & Chang, K. (2023). Ecological validity of don’t remember and don’t know for distinguishing accessibility- versus availability-based retrieval failures in older and younger adults. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 8, 1-17. PDF

Huff, M. J., Maxwell, N. P.*, & Mitchell, A.* (2022). Sans Forgetica font does not benefit memory accuracy in the DRM paradigm. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7, 1-12. PDF

Maxwell, N. P.*, & Huff, M. J. (2022). Reactivity from Judgments of Learning is Not Due to Memory Forecasting: Evidence from Associative Memory and Frequency Judgments. Metacognition and Learning, 17, 589-625. PDF

Maxwell, N. P.*, Perry, T.*, & Huff, M. J. (2022). Perceptually fluent features of study words do not inflate judgements of learning: Evidence from font size, highlights, and Sans Forgetica font type. Metacognition and Learning, 17, 293-319. PDF

Namias, J.*, Huff, M. J., Smith, A.*, & Maxwell, N. P.* (2022). Drawing individual images benefits recognition accuracy in the DRM paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75, 1571-1582. PDF

Maxwell, N. P.*, Huff, M. J., & Buchanan, E. M. (2022). The lrd Package: An R package and shiny application for processing lexical data. Behavior Research Methods, 54, 2001-2024. PDF

Smith, K. A.*, Huff, M. J., Pazos, L. A.*, Smith, J. L.*, & Cosentino, K.* (2022). Item-specific encoding reduces false recognition of homograph and implicit mediated critical lures. Memory, 30, 293-308. PDF

Fam, J., Huff, M. J., Westbrook, R. F., & Holmes, N. M. (2021). The effect of early list manipulations on the DRM illusion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 1924-1934. PDF

Maxwell, N. P.*, & Huff, M. J. (2021). The deceptive nature of associative word pairs: Effects of associative direction on judgments of learning. Psychological Research, 85, 1757-1775. PDF

Coane, J. H., McBride, D. M., Huff, M. J., Chang, K., Marsh, E. M., & Smith, K. A.* (2021). Manipulations of list type in the DRM paradigm: Structural and conceptual similarity affect false memory. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 12, 1-15. PDF

Huff, M. J., Di Mauro, A.*, Coane, J. H., & O’Brien, L. M. (2021). Mapping the time course of semantic activation in mediated false memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 483-496. PDF

Huff, M. J., Bodner, G. E., & Gretz, M. R.* (2021). Distinctive Encoding of a Subset of DRM Lists Yields Benefits, but also Costs and Spillovers. Psychological Research, 85, 280-290. PDF

Huff, M. J., Bodner, G. E., & Gretz, M. R.* (2020). Reducing false recognition in the Deese/Roediger-McDermott paradigm: Related lures reveal how distinctive encoding improves encoding and monitoring processes. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 11, 1-10. PDF


Gretz, M. R.*, & Huff, M. J. (2020). Multiple species of distinctiveness in memory? Comparing encoding versus statistical distinctiveness on recognition. Memory, 28, 984-997. PDF


Pazos, L. A.*, & Huff, M. J. (2020). Contagious or not contagious: Is that the question? Evaluating the effects of disease contagion on memory for word lists. The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA, 7, 101-110. PDF


Bodner, G. E., Huff, M. J., & Taikh, A. (2020). Pure-list production generally improves item recognition but not memory for item details. Memory & Cognition, 48, 1281-1294. PDF

Pereverseff, R. S., Bodner, G. E., & Huff, M. J. (2020). Protective effects of testing across misinformation in the household scene paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73, 425-441. PDF

Patihis, L., Herrera, M. E., Huff, M. J., & Arnau, R. C. (2020). Memory of love towards parents questionnaire: Development and psychometric evaluation. Psychological Reports, 123, 546-577. PDF

Gretz, M. R.*, & Huff, M. J. (2019). Did you wash your hands? Evaluating memory for objects touched by healthy individuals and individuals with contagious and non-contagious diseases. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33, 1271-1278. PDF


Starns, J. J., ... Huff, M. J.,... (2019). Assessing theoretical conclusions with blinded inference to investigate a potential inference crisis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2, 335-249. PDF

Umanath, S., Ries, F., & Huff, M. J. (2019). Comparing suggestibility to additive versus contradictory misinformation in younger and older adults following divided attention and/or explicit error detection. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33, 793-805. PDF


Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2019). Item-specific and relational processing both improve recall accuracy in the DRM paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72, 1493-1506. PDF

Huff, M. J., & Aschenbrenner, A. J. (2018). Item-specific processing reduces false recognition in older and younger adults: Separating encoding and retrieval using signal detection and the diffusion model. Memory & Cognition, 46, 1287-1301. PDF


Huff, M. J., Yates, T. J.*, & Balota, D. A. (2018). Evaluating the contributions of task expectancy in the testing and guessing benefits on recognition memory. Memory, 26, 1065-1083. PDF

Huff, M. J., & Umanath, S. (2018). Evaluating suggestibility to additive and contradictory misinformation following explicit error detection in younger and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 180-195. PDF

Bodner, G. E., Huff, M. J., Lamontagne, R. W., & Azad, T. (2017). Getting at the source of distinctive encoding effects in the DRM paradigm: Evidence from signal-detection measures and source judgments. Memory, 25, 647-655. PDF

Wahlheim, C. N., Richmond, L. L., Huff, M. J., & Dobbins, I. G. (2016). Characterizing adult age differences in the initiation and organization of retrieval: A further investigation of retrieval dynamics in dual-list free recall. Psychology and Aging, 31, 786-797. PDF

Huff, M. J., Hutchison, K. A., & Balota, D. A. (2016). The costs and benefits of testing and guessing on recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 1559-1572. PDF

Coane, J. H, Huff, M. J., & Hutchison, K. A. (2016). The ironic effect of guessing: Increased false memory for mediated lists in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 282-303. PDF

Huff, M. J., Weinsheimer, C. C., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). Reducing the misinformation effect through initial testing: Take two tests and recall me in the morning? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 61-69. PDF

Huff, M. J., Balota, D. A., Minear, M., Aschenbrenner, A. J., & Duchek, J. M. (2015). Dissociative global and local task-switching costs across younger adults, middle-aged adults, older adults, and very mild Alzheimer Disease individuals. Psychology and Aging, 30, 727-739. PDF

Huff, M. J., Balota, D. A., Aschenbrenner, A. J., Duchek, J. M., Fagan, A. M., Holtzman, D. M., Benzinger, T. L. S., & Morris, J. C. (2015). Task-switching errors show sensitivity to preclinical Alzheimer's Disease biomarkers.

Alzheimer's & Dementia, 11, P516. PDF

Wahlheim, C. N., & Huff, M.J. (2015). Age differences in the focus of retrieval: Evidence from dual-list free recall. Psychology and Aging, 30, 768-780. PDF

Huff, M. J., McNabb, J, Hutchison, K. A. (2015). List blocking and longer retention intervals reveal an influence of gist processing for lexically ambiguous critical lures. Memory & Cognition, 43, 1193-1207. PDF

Huff, M. J., Bodner, G. E., & Fawcett, J. M. (2015). Effects of distinctive encoding on correct and false memory: A meta-analytic review of costs and benefits and their origins in the DRM paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 349-365. PDF

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2014). All varieties of encoding variability are not created equally: Separating variable processing from variable tasks. Journal of Memory and Language, 73, 43-58. PDF

Huff, M. J., Davis, S. D., & Meade, M. L. (2013). The effects of initial testing on false recall and false recognition in the social contagion of memory paradigm. Memory & Cognition, 6, 820-831. PDF

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2013). When does memory monitoring succeed versus fail? Comparing item-specific and relational encoding in the DRM paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1246-1256. PDF

Huff, M. J., Coane, J. H., Hutchison, K. A., Grasser, E. B., & Blais, J. E. (2012). Interpolated task effects on direct and mediated false recognition: Effects of initial recall, recognition and the ironic effect of guessing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 1720-1730. PDF

Yap, M. J., Pexman, P. M., Wellsby, M., Hargreaves, I. S., & Huff, M. J. (2012). An abundance of riches: Cross-task comparisons of semantic richness effects in visual word recognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 1-10. PDF

Huff, M. J., Meade, M. L., & Hutchison, K. A. (2011). Age-related differences in guessing on free and forced recall tests. Memory, 19, 317-330. PDF

Huff, M. J., & Hutchison, K. A. (2011). The effects of mediated word lists on false recall and recognition. Memory & Cognition, 39, 941-953. PDF

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