ACADEMICS

  • Emily Soltano 

    Contact Information
    Office Sullivan 241K
    508-929-8764
    esoltano@worcester.edu

    Education
    Ph.D., B.A., University of Albany, SUNY
     Emily Soltano Portrait

     Area of Specialization
    Dr. Soltano’s research examines the influence of linguistic information (e.g., sound, spelling) on spoken word comprehension. Specifically, she examine whether response times to auditorilly presented words in isolation are facilitated or inhibited depending on whether an immediately preceding word contains similar (black-blast) or different (black-nurse) sounds. She is also interested in examining the influence of similar linguistic information when words are embedded in a sentence. More recent research projects examined the above topics to more applied situations, for example how we understand sarcastic comments and how we process online communications.

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    Research
    On-site coordinator for the 2009 meeting of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) in Worcester, MA.

    Member of the Steering Committee for NEPA

    Selected Publications
     
    Soltano, E.G., Soysa, C. K., Silver, B., & Cota-McKinley, A. (2009, October). Research Methods in Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA.

    Cota-McKinley, A., & Emily G. Soltano, E. G. (2009, October). Psi Chi student-faculty exchange. Held at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

    Soltano, E. G., (2004). The impact of learning communities on first year psychology majors. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology (18th, Ellenville, New York, March 2004).

    Feldman, L. B., Soltano, E.G., Pastizzo, M., & Francis, S. E.(in press). Semantic Transparency Influences Morphological Processing. Brain and Language.

    Martin, M., Dellicker, A., & Soltano, E. G. (2003). Visual and auditory perception of sarcasm. Paper to be presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Salem, MA.
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