Jennifer Coane

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: Davis Science Center 334 [ campus map ]
Box 5550

Phone: 207-859-5556
Fax: 207-859-5555
Mailing Address:
5550 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8855
Office Hours:
Mon 11:30-12:30; by appointment


2008 PhD Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Psychology
2004 MS Illinois State University, Department of Psychology
2001 BA Illinois State University, Department of Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Semantic Memory
  • False Memory
  • Cognitive Aging

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
PS111 AIntroduction to Psychology
PS232 ACognitive Psychology
PS341 ASeminar in Memory
PS342 ACollaborative Research in Memory

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
PS352BSeminar in Cognitive Aging

Current Research

For more information on my research, including information about opportunities to become involved in my lab, please visit the Memory and Language Lab website (


Coane, J. H., & McBride, D. M. (2006). The role of test structure in creating false memories. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1026–1036.
McBride, D. M., Coane, J. H., & Raulerson, B. A. III (2006). An investigation of false memory in perceptual implicit tasks. Acta Psychologica, 123, 240–260.
Coane, J. H., McBride, D. M., Raulerson, B. A. III, & Jordan, J. S. (2007). False memory in a short term memory task. Experimental Psychology, 54, 62–70.
Coane, J. H., & Balota, D. A. (2009). Priming the holiday spirit: Persistent activation due to extra-experimental influences. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16, 1124-1128.
Coane, J. H., & Balota, D. A. (2010). Repetition priming across distinct contexts: Effects of lexical status, word frequency, and retrieval test. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 2376-2398.
Jacoby, L. L., Wahlheim, C. N., & Coane, J. H. (2010). Test-enhanced learning of natural concepts: Effects on recognition memory, classification, and metacognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1441-1451.
Sánchez-Gutiérrez, C., & Coane, J. H. (2010). Confusion of suffixes in bilingual contexts: Effect of root and stem substitution. Diálogo de la Lengua, 2, 75-85.
Coane, J. H. & Balota, D. A. (2011). Face (and nose) priming for book: The malleability of semantic memory. Experimental Psychology, 58, 62-70.
Coane, J. H., Balota, D. A., Dolan, P. O., & Jacoby, L. L. (2011). Not all sources of familiarity are created equal: The case of word frequency and repetition in episodic recognition. Memory & Cognition, 39, 791-805.
Maddox, G. B., Balota, D. A., Coane, J. H., & Duchek, J. M. (2011). The role of forgetting rate in producing a benefit of expanded over equal spaced retrieval in young and older adults. Psychology & Aging, 26, 661-670.
Huff, M., 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.
Coane, J. H. (2013). Retrieval practice and elaborative encoding benefit memory in younger and older adults. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 95-100.
McBride, D. M., Coane, J. H., Drwal, J., & LaRose, S.* (2013). Differential effects of delay on time-based prospective memory in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 20, 700-721.
Stillman, C. M.*, Coane, J. H., Profaci, C. P., Howard, J., & Howard, D. V. (2014). The effects of healthy aging on the mnemonic benefit of survival processing. Memory & Cognition, 42, 175-185.
Coane, J. H., Sánchez-Gutiérrez, C.*, Stillman, C. M.*, & Corriveau, J. A.* (2014). False memory for idiomatic expressions in younger and older adults: Evidence for indirect activation of figurative meanings. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 5, 764, 1-9.
Adelman, J. S., Johnson, R. L., McCormick, S. F., McKague, M., Kinoshita, S., Bowers, J. S., Perry, J. R., Lupker, S. J., Forster, K. I., Cortese, M. J., Scaltritti, M., Aschenbrenner, A. J., Coane, J. H., White, L., Yap, M. J., Davis, C., Kim, J., & Davis, C. J. (2014). A behavioral database for masked form priming. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 1052-1067.
Coane, J. H., Monahan, K.*, & Termonen, M.* (2015). Hunts, Heinz, and Fries priming Ketchup: The effects of lexicality on brand name-product associations and brand memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 455-470.
Coane, J. H., McBride, D. M., Termonen, M.,* & Cutting, J. C. (2016). Categorical and associative relations increase false memory relative to purely associative relations. Memory & Cognition, 44, 37-49.
Coane, J. H., Huff, M., & Hutchison, K. (2016). The effects of warnings and guessing on direct and mediated false memories in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 283-303.


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