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Stephen Madigan

Associate Professor of Psychology

Contact Information
E-mail: smadigan@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2268
Office: SGM 721

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
 

Education

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Toronto, 11/1968
B.A. , University of Western Ontario
M.A. , University of Western Ontario
 

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology University of Toronto, 09/01/1968-05/31/1969  
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1976-  
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 1971-1972   
 

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Vistiting Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of Toronto, 1977-1978   
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Human learning and memory; intelligence and problem solving; research design.
 

Research Keywords

Memory Intelligence Problem Solving
 

Research Specialties

Memory Human Learning Intelligence Research Design
 

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Interactive computing for statistics instruction (NSF), Norman Cliff, Stephen Madigan, $12,000, 1979-1980   
Studies of short-term memory (National Science Foundation), Stephen Madigan, $10,500, 1971-1972   
 

USC Funding

Faculty Development Award. Pitcure recognition and general cognitive ability: This research examines the relationship between visual recognition memory for material presented at a very fast rate, and measures of mental ability (reasoning and vocabulary). , $2,500, 2011-2012   
Faculty Development Award. Course development: Intelligence and Problem Solving: Development of a new undergraduate course on intelligence, problem solving, and creativity. , $2,500, 2004-2005   
USC ADRC pilot study grant. Sensory memory and its attentional gating to short-term memory control in normal and Alzheimer's patients: Comparison of visual short-term memory funtions in normal controls and patients with CDR-based memory impairment. With Zhoing-Lin Lu, PI, $30,000, 2000-2001   
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Retrieval latency predicts retention in cued recall", WPA-RMPA Albuquerque NM, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Paper, Spring 1998   
 

Other Presentations

"Children's hypermnesia in free recall. ", 3rd International Conference on Memory, Spring 2001   
 

Publications

Book

Thompson, R. F., Madigan, S. A. (2005). Memory: The Key to Consciousness. Princeton New Jersy: Joseph Henry Press.
 

Journal Article

Madigan, S. A., Neuse, J. (2005). Word Length and False Recognition: Reanalysis of Roediget et al. and some new data. Psychonomic Bulletin& Review. Vol. 11, pp. 567-573.
Lu, Z., Neuse, J. L., Madigan, S., Dosher, B. A. (2005). Decay of iconic memory in observers with mild cognitive impairment. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. pp. p. 1797-1802.
 
 

Guest Lectures in Courses

Psy 305: Learning and Memory Guest lecture presentation on human memory, 11/29/2011  
 

New Courses Developed

Psy 434 Intelligence, Problem Solving and Creativity, Psychology, A 400-level course dealing with individual difference and experimental approaches to intelligence, reasoning and problem solving, and creativity., 2007-2008   
 

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Departmental area head: Brain & Cognitive Science, 2009-2010   
Vice Chair UPC IRB, 2005-2006   
Acting Chair, UPC IRB, Spring 2006   
 

Committees

Chair, Headed the process of nomination of Prof. Richard F. Thompson for the American Psychological Association Gold Medal for Scientific Contributions, 2010. Professor Thompson was the winner of the award., 2010-2011   
Chair, Headed the process of nomination of Prof. Richard F. Thompson for the American Psychological Association Gold Medal for Scientific Contributions, 2010. Professor Thompson was the winner of the award., 2010-2011   
Member, Psychology Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Fall 2010   
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Offices

member, The Psychonomic Society, 2008-2009   
 

Professional Memberships

AAAS member, 2008-2009   
 
 

Reviewer for Publication

Brain and Cognition, Elsevier, manuscript review, 2008-2009   
Jornal of Experimental Psychology, APA, manuscpript review, 2008-2009   
Brain & Cognition, Elsevier, Manuscript review and recommendation, 2007-2008   
 
 
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