Michael Alban, PhD
Blg 60 Rm #353
BS 1996 Evangel University
MBA 2000 Regent University
MS 2010 Florida State University
PhD Florida State University
My research interests include memory, prospection, strategies to enhance learning, factors that affect decision making, perspective-taking abilities, and activities that foster mental health. I take a distributed view of the mind, which means I believe that brain, body, and surrounding environment continuously interact in the making of mind. I am especially interested in how we exert control in our lives through prospection (e.g., foresight) and by designedly structuring the world around us. In short, I am fascinated by how cognitive processes contribute to life regulation. I conscientiously study to be as accurate, comprehensive, and integrative as possible in teaching about human phenomena.
- Alban M. W., & Pocknell, V. (2017). Cognitive factors affecting freeze-like behavior in humans. The Journal of General Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/00221309.2016.1276046
- Kelley, C. M., & Alban, M. W. (2015). Constrained retrieval in recognition memory. In S. Lindsay, H. L. Roediger, III, C. M. Kelley, & A. Yonelinas (Eds.). Remembering: Attributions, processes, and control in human memory: Essays in honor of Larry L. Jacoby. New York: Psychology Press.
- Alban, M. W. & Kelley, C. M. (2013, April 8). Embodiment meets metamemory: Weight as a cue for metacognitive judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0032420.
- Alban, M. W. & Kelley, C. M. (2012). Variations in constrained retrieval. Memory & Cognition, 40, 681-692. DOI 10.3758/s13421-012-0185-5.
Dr. Alban teaches an honors section of Introduction to Psychology, sections of Cognitive Psychology, sections of Abnormal Psychology, a junior-level course on the psychology of decision making, a senior capstone on memory and metamemory, and a graduate course on cognitive processes.