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(615) 343-5242
105 Kirkland Hall

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University of Kansas, BGS, 1979
Yale University, MS, 1981
Yale University, MPhil, 1982
Yale University, Ph.D., 1984

Curriculum Vitae

Current Courses

Psychology 099: Stumbling into, and out of, happiness


May be interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2014

Timothy McNamara

Vice Provost for Faculty and International Affairs
Professor of Psychology

McNamara's research investigates human memory. One line of research investigates how spatial relations among objects in the environment are represented in memory, and how remembered spatial relations are used to guide navigation.  A second line of research uses priming paradigms (e.g., semantic priming, priming in item recognition) to examine mechanisms of retrieval in semantic and episodic memory.

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