Research Team

Director

Dr. Maddox received his B.A. in Psychology at University of Missouri – Columbia (2007).  He then completed his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis (2013) with emphasis in Cognitive Psychology as well as Aging and Development.  At Rhodes College he has taught Introduction to Psychological Science, Research Methods and Statistics, and Advanced Methods: Randomized Experiments.  Dr. Maddox’s research attempts to better understand the underlying mechanisms and cognitive processes that contribute to successful acquisition, storage and retrieval of information from episodic memory in young and older adults. Geoffrey Maddox CV

Current Lab Members

 

 

 

 

Rahul Peravali is a Neuroscience major and Chemistry minor from Memphis, TN. His interest in aging and cognition research was spawned after taking Dr. Maddox's psychology course freshman year. He is passionate about becoming a physician and plans to attend medical school after Rhodes in order to pursue that career. Rahul is also an active member of the Rhodes and Memphis community. He is an intern at the Church Health Center and a volunteer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Furthermore, he is VP of his Class Council and an active member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and tennis.

Claira Winget is currently a senior at Rhodes College from Frederick, Maryland. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. Growing up with two psychologists as parents initially sparked her interest in psychology— although taking Introduction to Psychology her freshman year of college cemented her interest in the field. She plans to continue her education in graduate school and to pursue a career in psychology. At Rhodes, she is also involved in community service and works as a Writing Fellow in the Writing Center. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Memphis and going to local concerts.

 

Past Lab Members

Jessica Gatewood (2016) will pursue a M.S. in counseling psychology beginning fall 2017.

Camille Smith (2016) is a teaching fellow with AmeriCorps.

Aubrey Schonhoff (2015) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

Joseph Mroz (2014) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

 

Student Presentations at National Conferences 

*Kauffman, Z.S., &  Maddox, G.B. (2017).  Assessing the contributions of encoding variability and reminding to the spacing effect in long term memory.  Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA. 

*Linville, T., *Peravali, R. & Maddox, G.B. (2017).  Training spaced retrieval results in strategy-dependent memory improvement.  Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

*Smith, C., *Winget, C., Maddox, G.B., & Harter, C. (2017).  Do the mnemonic benefits of spaced retrieval extend to auditory stimuli?  Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Maddox, G.B., *Peravali, R., & *Linville, T. (April 2016). Training improves young and older adult implementation of spaced retrieval practice.  Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

*Schonhoff, A.M., Maddox, G.B., & Pyc. M.A. (May 2015).  Examining the contributions of encoding variability and desirable difficulty to the benefits of repetition.  Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

*Peravali, R., *Gatewood, J., & Maddox, G.B. (May 2015).  Training improves participant-implemented equal spaced and expanded retrieval practice.  Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

*Kauffman, Z.S. & Maddox, G.B. (May 2015).  Examining the influence of task difficulty on participant choices to mass or space retrieval practice.  Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

 

Student Presentations at Local and Regional Conferences

*Linville, T., & *Peravali, R. (April 2017). Training in spaced retrieval results in memory improvement.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Winget, C., & *Boss, C. (April 2017). Do mnemonic benefits of spaced repetitions extend to auditory stimuli?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Linville, T. (April 2016). Training in Spaced Retrieval Results in Strategy-Dependent Memory Improvement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Gatewood, J., & Maddox, G.B. (April 2016) Examining the Contribution of Desirable Difficult Remindings to the Spacing Effect.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Winget, C., & *Kauffman, Z. (April 2016). Examining the Influence of Task Difficulty on Participant Choices to Mass or Space Retrieval Practice Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Smith, C., Maddox, G.B., & Harter, C. (April 2016). Remix to Cognition: Translating the Spacing Effect of Verbal Learning to a Rhythm Paradigm. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Kauffman, Z., *Winget, C., & Maddox, G.B. (April 2015). Examining the Influence of Task Difficulty on Participant Choices to Mass or Space Retrieval Practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Schonhoff, A. Maddox, G.B. (April 2015). Examining the Contributions of Encoding Variability and Desirable Difficulty to the Benefits of Repetition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.

*Smith, C., & Maddox, G.B. (April 2014). Age-related differences in the benefits of repeated study and retrieval practice in a value-directed encoding paradigm. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Rhodes College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN.