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Dr. Mitchell A. Meltzer

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Office: LS 307

Phone:  817-272-9634


Description of Research:

My research explores two domains of memory, or the ability to mentally encode, consolidate, and retrieve previous experiences.   The first of these regards the holistic-unitization hypothesis (Meltzer & Bartlett, 2019), an explanation I recently proposed for how holistic processing influences long term recognition memory for faces.  The second regards the influence of emotional arousal on long-term memory.  

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interests span all areas of psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, psychometric assessment, and research design and statistics.

Representative Publications:

Weatherford, D.R., Meltzer, M.A., Carlson, C.A., & Bartlett, J.C. (in press).  Never forget a face: Verbalization facilitates recollection as evidenced by flexible responding to contrasting recognition memory tests. Memory & Cognition

Meltzer, M.A. & Bartlett, J.C. (2019).  Holistic processing and unitization in face recognition memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(8), 1386-1406. 

Meltzer, M.A. & Nielson, K.A. (2010).  Memory for emotionally provocative words in alexithymia: A role for stimulus relevance.  Consciousness and Cognition, 19(4), 1062-1068.

 Nielson, K.A. & Meltzer, M.A. (2009). Modulation of long-term memory by arousal in alexithymia: The role of interpretation.  Consciousness and Cognition, 18(3), 786-793.