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Lisa Geraci

Lisa Geraci is a Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at UMass Lowell.
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

  • Tirso, R., Geraci, L. (2020). Taking another perspective on overconfidence in cognitive ability: A comparison of self and other metacognitive judgments. Journal of Memory and Language, 114.
  • Saenz, G., Geraci, L., Tirso, R. (2019). Improving metacognition: A comparison of interventions. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33 918-929.
  • 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, 73 964-973.
  • 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 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, 7 422-431.
  • 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, 51 125-139.
  • 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 1-18.
  • Vaid, J., Geraci, L. (2016). An examination of women's professional visibility in cognitive psychology. Feminism & Psychology, 26 292-319.
  • 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 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 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, 30 282-288.
  • Geraci, L., Balsis, S., Busch, A.J. (2015). Gender and the h index in psychology. Scientometrics, 105 2023-2034.
  • Hughes, M.L., Geraci, L., De Forrest, R.L. (2013). Aging 5 Years in 5 Minutes. Psychological Science, 24 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, 2 201-209.
  • Geraci, L., Miller, T.M. (2013). Improving older adults’ memory performance using prior task success. Psychology and Aging, 28 340-345.

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)