Katherine White | Associate Professor
Office: 125 Clough Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3235 | Email: whitek@rhodes.edu

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Dr. Katherine White is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognition and Aging Lab. Dr. White′s research investigates memory and language processes in young and older adults, with specific emphasis on the interactions between memory retrieval, language production, and language comprehension. Prior to coming to Rhodes, Dr. White taught at Centre College and the College of Charleston, and was an Associate Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service.

Dr. White′s CV [PDF]


Education
Ph.D. in Cognitive and Sensory Processes, University of Florida
M.S. in Psychology, University of Florida
B.A. in Psychology, Rhodes College
Courses
Psychology 150 – FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES IN PSYCH
Psychology 200 – RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS
Psychology 327 – COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Psychology 350 – ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS – RANDOMIZED EXPERIMENTS
Selected Publications

 White, K. K., Abrams, L., & Zoller, S. M. (2013). Perception-production asymmetries in homophone spelling: The unique influence of aging. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbs099
 
White, K. K., Abrams, L, & Frame, E. A. (2013). Semantic category moderates phonological priming of proper name retrieval during tip-of-the-tongue states. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 561-576.doi:10.1080/01690965.2012.658408
 
White, K. K., Abrams, L, Palm, G. M., & Protasi, M. A. (2012). Age-related influences on lexical selection and orthographic encoding during homophone spelling. Psychology and Aging, 27, 67-79. doi: 10.1037/a0024422

White, K. K., Abrams, L., McWhite, C. B., & Hagler, H. L. (2010). Syntactic constraints in the retrieval of homophone orthography. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 160-169.

White, K. K., Abrams, L., & Byrd, A. (2009). Generation, intentionality of processing at encoding and retrieval, and age-related associative deficits. Memory, 5, 481-492.

White, K. K., Abrams, L., Zoller, S. M., & Gibson, S. M. (2008). Why did I right that? Factors that influence the production of homophone substitution errors. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 977-985.

Cortese, M. J., Khanna, M. M., White, K. K., Veljkovic, I., & Drumm, G. (2008). The activation and monitoring of memories produced by words and pseudohomophones. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 393-414.

Abrams, L., Trunk, D. L., & White, K. K. (2007). Visual and auditory priming influences the production of low-frequency spellings. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 21, 745-762.

White, K. K., & Abrams, L. (2004). Phonological priming of preexisting and new associations in young and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 645–655.

Abrams, L., White, K. K., & Eitel, S. L. (2003). Isolating phonological components that increase tip-of-the-tongue resolution. Memory and Cognition, 31, 1153-1162.

White, K. K., & Abrams, L. (2002). Does priming specific syllables during tip-of-the-tongue states facilitate word retrieval in older adults? Psychology and Aging, 17, 226-235.