My research interests include investigating the mechanisms underlying Motivated Forgetting, the impact of context in forgetting, and relational/associative memory.
My main interests are in conducting eye-tracking research in order to investigate how memory strength and intentional forgetting is reflected in eye movements. I am also interested in investigating how the cross-race effect is reflected in eye-movements.
The research I conduct includes both behavioral as well as eye-movement monitoring, where the main topics lie at the intersection of mechanisms of Motivated Forgetting as well as associative/relational memory. In the future I aim to explore how the mechanisms producing idiosyncratic cognitive attributions of the various forms of Schizotypy are reflected in eye movements.
B.A. in Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2015
M.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 248 - Learning & Memory
Whitlock, J., Lo, Y., Chiu, Y. C., Sahakyan, L. (In Press). Eye movement analyses of strong and weak memories and goal-driven forgetting. Cognition, 204. PDF