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    Nicole Rosa

    Contact Information
    Office S-241H
    508-929-8761
    nrosa@worcester.edu

    Education
    Ph.D., Brandeis University
    M.A., Brandeis University
    M.S.W., Boston College
    B.A., Stonehill College

    Area of Specialization
    Dr. Rosa’s research follows three areas of interest: aging, learning, and disability. Her aging work has focused on factors that contribute to healthier aging and tools that may protect or aid memory as we age. Dr. Rosa has explored the role of self and others in memory across the lifespan. She is also interested in other tools that aid in the process of learning and remembering new information both in and out of the classroom. Lastly, Dr. Rosa’s work in disability studies has examined attitudes toward disability and the ways in which disability education is included in Psychology.

  • Courses Taught
    • General Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    Research

    Research Presentations

    • Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (2014, April). Memory for Source in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Due to Alzheimer's Disease. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA
    • Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (2014, March). Source Memory and Self-Reference in Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer's Disease. Talk at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (2013, December). Memory for self and other in Alzheimer's disease. Poster presented at The Charles River Association for Memory, Cambridge, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M (2013, June). Self-referencing in source and false memory among healthy and cognitively impaired older adults. Talk presented to The Schacter Memory Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (2013, June). Memory for self and other in Alzheimer's disease. Poster presented at The Massachusetts Neuropsychology Society Research Symposium, Boston, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M., DeScioli, P., & Gutchess, A.H. (2012, October) A selective memory advantage for property. Poster presented at New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Worcester, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M. (2012, October) Disability studies in psychology graduate programs. Poster presented at New England Consortium for the Teaching of Psychology, Worcester, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M., Shmuel, S.*, & Gutchess, A.H. (2012, May) Self-esteem and the self-reference effect: Changes with age. Poster presented at Massachusetts Gerontology Association Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M., Shmuel, S.*, & Gutchess, A.H. (2012, April) Self-esteem and the self-reference effect: Changes with age. Poster presented at Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Rosa, N.M., Grewal, L.*, & Gutchess, A.H. (2011, November) Absolute and relative judgments impact self-referencing benefits with age. Poster presented at Gerontological Society of America Conference, Boston, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A.H. (2011, March) False memory in aging and the role of self-reference. Talk given at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A.H. (2010, May) Use of self and close other reference for source memory with age. Poster presented at Massachusetts Gerontology Association Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA.
    • Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A.H. (2010, April) Use of self and close other reference for source memory with age. Poster presented at Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    * Student researcher

    Selected Publications
     
    Rosa, N.M., Bogart, K.R., Bonnett, A.K., Estill, M.C., & Colton, C.E. (in press). Teaching About Disability in Psychology: An Analysis of Disability Curricula in U.S. Undergraduate Psychology Programs. Teaching of Psychology.

    DeScioli, P., Rosa, N.M., & Gutchess, A.H. (in press). A selective memory advantage for property. Evolutionary Psychology.

    Rosa, N.M., Deason, R. G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (in press). Self-referencing and false memory in mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease. Neurosychology.

    Rosa, N.M., Deason, R. G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H. (2014). Source memory for self and other in patients with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

    Gutchess, A.H., Sokal, R., Coleman, J.A., Gotthilf, G., & Rosa, N.M. (2014). Age differences in self-referencing: Evidence for common and distinct encoding strategies. Brain Research.

    Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A.H. (2013). False memory in aging resulting from self-referential processing. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68B, 882-892.

    Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A.H. (2011). Source memory for action in young and older adults: Self vs. close or unknown others. Psychology and Aging, 26, 625-630.

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