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(615) 343-5242
105 Kirkland Hall

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Education

    University of Kansas, B.G.S., 1979
    Yale University, M.S., 1981
    Yale University, M.Phil., 1982
    Yale University, Ph.D., 1984

    Curriculum Vitae

    Current Courses

    Psychology 099: Stumbling into, and out of, happiness



    American Psychological Association (Fellow, Division 3)

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)

    Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)


    Timothy P. McNamara

    Vice Provost for Research 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.