Jennifer Coane

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Roberts 336 [ campus map ]
Box 5550

Phone: 207-859-5556
Fax: 207-859-5555
Mailing Address:
5550 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8855
Office Hours:
M: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; Tu: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Coane, Jennifer


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
  • Visual Word Recognition
  • Cognitive Aging

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
PS111 A Introduction to Psychology
PS232 A Cognitive Psychology
PS352B A Cognitive Aging Seminar

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. (in press). Differential effects of delay on time-based prospective memory in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
Stillman, C. M., Coane, J. H., Profaci, C. P., Howard, J., & Howard, D. V. (in press). The effects of healthy aging on the mnemonic benefit of survival processing. Memory & Cognition.


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