Faculty


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

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


  • 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   


  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061