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Lisa Geraci

Lisa Geraci
Lisa Geraci, Ph.D.Professor, Chair
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3955
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 315
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Research Interests

  • Applied cognition, applications of memory and metacognition to educational, business, legal, and training environments;
  • Aging and cognition, memory changes associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease;
  • Metacognition, assessments of self and other knowledge;
  • Self-perception and aging.


  • BA: Psychology, Macalester College - St Paul, MN
  • MA: Experimental Psychology, Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
  • Ph D: Experimental Psychology, Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY

Selected Publications

  • Balsis, S., Geraci, L., Benge, J., Lowe, D., Choudhury, T., Tirso, R., Doody, R. (2018) "Statistical model of dynamic markers of the Alzheimer’s pathological cascade", Journals of Gerontology, Series B Psychological Sciences 73: pp. 964-973
  • Hartley, A., Angel, L., Castel, A., Didierjean, A., Geraci, L., Hartley, J., Hazeltine, E., Lemaire, P., Maquestiaux, F., Ruthruff, E., Taconnat, L., Thevenot, C., Touron, D. (2018) "Successful aging: The role of cognitive gerontology", Experimental Aging Research 44: pp. 82-93
  • Rossi-Arnaud, C., Spataro, P., Geraci, L. (2018) "Effects of Stereotype Threat and Prior Task Success on Older Adults’ Eyewitness Memory", Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 7: pp. 422-431
  • Saenz, G.D., Geraci, L., Miller, T.M., Tirso, R. (2017) "Metacognition in the classroom: The association between students’ exam predictions and their desired grades", Consciousness and Cognition 51: pp. 125-139
  • Geraci, L., De Forrest, R., Hughes, M., Saenz, G., Tirso, R. (2017) "The effect of cognitive testing and feedback on older adults’ subjective age", Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition 10: pp. 1-18
  • Vaid, J., Geraci, L. (2016) "An examination of women's professional visibility in cognitive psychology", Feminism & Psychology 26: pp. 292-319
  • Geraci, L., Hughes, M., Miller, T., De Forrest, R. (2016) "The effect of prior task success on older adults’ memory performance: Examining the influence of different types of task success", Experimental Aging Research 42: pp. 1-17
  • Miller, T.M., Geraci, L. (2016) "The influence of retrieval practice on metacognition: The contribution of analytic and non-analytic processes", Consciousness and Cognition 42: pp. 41-50
  • Guillory, J.J., Geraci, L. (2016) "The Persistence of Erroneous Information in Memory: The Effect of Valence on the Acceptance of Corrected Information", Applied Cognitive Psychology 30: pp. 282-288
  • Geraci, L., Balsis, S., Busch, A.J. (2015) "Gender and the h index in psychology", Scientometrics 105: pp. 2023-2034
  • Hughes, M.L., Geraci, L., De Forrest, R.L. (2013) "Aging 5 Years in 5 Minutes", Psychological Science 24: pp. 2481-2488
  • Guillory, J.J., Geraci, L. (2013) "Correcting erroneous inferences in memory: The role of source credibility", Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 2: pp. 201-209
  • Geraci, L., Miller, T.M. (2013) "Improving older adults’ memory performance using prior task success", Psychology and Aging 28: pp. 340-345

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Using interactive art technology to improve older adults’ social connectedness and well-being (2016), Grant - National Endowment for the Arts (16-968162)
    Geraci, L. (Co-Principal)
  • Unity and diversity in self-regulation and executive functioning (2014), Grant - National Science Foundation (NSF-BCS1348944)
    Geraci, L. (Co-Principal)
  • Investigating how prior task success improves memory performance in older adults (2011), Grant - National Institute on Aging (1R01AG039502)
    Geraci, L. (Principal)