Marianne Abramson, Ph.D.

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  • Arizona State University, Tempe
    Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology
    August 1999

  • Arizona State University, Tempe
    M.A., Cognitive Psychology
    May 1995

  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
    B.A., Psychology
    May 1989

Sample Publications

  • Abramson, M. (2007) The written voice: implicit memory effects of voice characteristics following silent reading and auditory presentation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105(3, Pt. 2), 1171-1186.

  • Abramson, M., & Goldinger, S.D. (1997).What the reader’s eye tells the mind’s ear: Silent reading activates inner speech. Perception & Psychophysics, 59(7),1059-1068.
    Goldinger, S. D., Azuma, T., Abramson, M., & Jain, P. (1997). Open wide and say “Blah!” Attentional dynamics of delayed naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 37, 190-216.

Conference Presentations

  • Abramson, M., & McKinnon, R. (May, 2009). The Effects of Voice Gender, Intonation, and Naturalness on Response Times to Commands. Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

  • Abramson, M., Metheney, S., & Deurmier, C. (November, 2004) The Effects of Vowel and Consonant Length in Silent Reading. Presented at the 45th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Abramson, M. (April,2002). The Written Voice: Memory for Speech Attributes in Silent Reading. Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Psychonomic Society, Associate Member
  • American Psychological Society, Member
  • American Psychological Association, Member
  • Western Psychological Association, Member
  • Women in Cognitive Science, Member

Awards and Grants

  • APA Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology Grant, 2006-present. ($5000).

  • RUC Program Mini-Grant, California State University, Bakersfield, May, 2004. ($2884).

  • Project Collaborator, History of Psychology Symposium, grant through CSU Discipline or Program for Improving Teaching and Curricula: Developing and Sharing Innovations and Solutions, accepted Winter, 2003. ($13,240).

  • Faculty Diversity Program Mini-Grant, California State University, Bakersfield, November, 2001. ($1470).

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