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Publications

Overview Papers


Nairne, J. S., VanArsdall, J. E., & Cogdill, M. (2017). Remembering the living: Episodic memory is tuned to animacy. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 22-27. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Fernandes. N. L. (2017) Adaptive memory. In John H. Byrne (Ed.) Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (2nd edition, J. Wixted, Ed.). Oxford: Academic Press. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S. (2016). Adaptive Memory: Fitness-Relevant "Tunings" Help Drive Learning and Remembering. In C. D. Geary, & B. D. Berch (Eds.), Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education, (pp. 251-269). Springer International. [PDF]

Nairne J. S, Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2016). Adaptive memory: The evolutionary significance of survival processing. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(4),496-511. [PDF]

Nairne J. S. (2015). Adaptive memory: Novel findings acquired through forward engineering. In Lindsay, D. S., Kelley, C. M., Yonelinas, A. P., & Roediger, H. L. (Eds.). Remembering: Attributions, processes, and control in human memory. New York: Psychology Press. [PDF]

Nairne J. S. (2014). Adaptive memory: Controversies and future directions. In B. L. Schwartz, M. L. Howe, M. P. Toglia, & H. Otgaar (Eds.). What is adaptive about adaptive memory? New York: Oxford University Press.[PDF]

Wesselmann, E. D., Nairne, J. S., & Williams, K. D. (2012). An evolutionary social psychological approach to studying the effects of ostracism. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(3), 309-328. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Vasconcelos, M., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2011). Adaptive memory and learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning, (pp. 118-121). New York, NY: Springer. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2010). Adaptive memory: Nature's criterion and the functionalist agenda. The American Journal of Psychology, 123(4), 381-390. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., (2010). Memory functions. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4th Ed (Vol 3) (pp. 977-979). Hokoben, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S. (2010). Adaptive Memory: Evolutionary constraints on remembering. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, (Vol 53), (pp. 1-32). Burlington: Academic Press. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2008). Adaptive memory: Remembering with a stone-age brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(4), 239-243. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S. (2005). The functionalist agenda in memory research. In A. F. Healy (Ed.), Experimental cognitive psychology and its applications: Festschrift in honor of Lyle Bourne, Walter Kintsch, and Thomas Landauer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [PDF]


Empirical Papers


Nairne, J. S., Cogdill, M., & Lehman, M. (2017). Adaptive memory: Temporal, semantic, and rating-based clustering following survival processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 93, 304-314. [PDF]

Fernandes, N. L., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Soares, S., & Nairne, J. S. (2017). Adaptive memory: The mnemonic value of contamination. Evolution and Human Behavior, in press. [PDF]

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Cogdill, M. (2016). A categorical recall strategy does not explain animacy effects in episodic memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1159707 [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., VanArsdall, J. E., & Blunt, J. R. (2015). Source-constrained retrieval and survival processing. Memory & Cognition, 43(1), 1-13. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0456-4 [PDF]

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Cogdill, M. (2015). Adaptive memory: Animacy effects persist in paired-associate learning. Memory 23(5), 657-663. doi:10.1080/09658211.2014.916304 [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., VanArsdall, J. E., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Cogdill, M., & LeBreton, J. M. (2013). Adaptive memory: The mnemonic value of animacy. Psychological Science, 24(10), 2099-105. [PDF]

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Blunt, J. R. (2013). Adaptive memory: Animacy processing produces mnemonic advantages. Experimental Psychology (formerly Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie), 60(3), 172-178. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., VanArsdall, J. E., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Blunt, J. R. (2012). Adaptive memory: Enhanced location memory after survival processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 38(2), 495-501. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2011). Congruity Effects in the Survival Processing Paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 37(2), 539-549.[PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2010). Adaptive memory: Ancestral priorities and the mnemonic value of survival processing. Cognitive Psychology, 61(1), 1-22.[PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Gregory, K. J., & Van Arsdall, J. E. (2009). Adaptive memory: Fitness-relevance and the hunter-gatherer mind. Psychological Science, 20(6), 740-746. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2008). Adaptive memory: Is survival processing special? Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 377-385. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Thompson, S. R. (2008). Adaptive memory: The comparative value of survival processing. Psychological Science, 19(2), 176-180. [PDF]

Nairne, J. S., Thompson, S. R., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2007). Adaptive memory: Survival processing enhances retention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 33(2), 263-273. [PDF]


Conference Presentations


Fernandes, N. L., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Nairne, J. S., & Soares, S. (November, 2016). Adaptive memory: The mnemonic value of contamination. 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA, USA.

Nairne, J. S. (2016). Adaptive memory: Evolutionary influences on remembering (Invited Speaker). 108th annual meeting of the Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology. Loisville, KY.

Nairne, J. S. (May, 2016). "Adaptive Memory: Remembering With a Stone-Age Brain". 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL, USA. Invited talk for The B. F. Skinner Lecture Series

Pandeirada, J. N. S., Fernandes, N. L., Nairne, J., Marinho, P., & Vasconcelos, M. (May, 2016). Enhanced source and indirect retention of long-term potential mates. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Granada, Spain.

Cogdill, M., Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (May, 2016). Enhanced Retention for Objects Touched by Agents. 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA.

Pandeirada, J.N.S., Fernandes, N.L., Nairne, J., Marinho, P., & Vasconcelos, M. (April, 2016). Enhanced recognition memory for faces of potential mates. 11th National Meeting of the APPE. Lisboa, Portugal.

Pandeirada, J.N.S., Fernandes, N.L., Nairne, J.S., & Vasconcelos, M., & Marinho, P.I. (November, 2015). Better recognition memory for faces when looking for a long-term partner. Abstracts of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, USA.

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & VanArsdall, J. E. (2014, November). Adaptive memory: Is the evolutionary account still viable? Paper presented at 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Cogdill, M. (2014, May). Adaptive memory: Is the animacy effect in episodic memory purely categorical? Paper presented at 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

VanArsdall, J. E. & Nairne, J. S. (2014, May). Source memory for potential mates: Better for functionally-relevant attributes? Paper presented at 86th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Erck, C., Nairne, J. S., VanArsdall, J. E. (2014, May). Effect of word animacy on short-term memory span. Paper presented at 86th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Cogdill, M. (2013, March). Adaptive memory: Studying human memory as an evolved system. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Convention of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Austin, USA. [Abstract]

Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Pinho, M. S. (2012, May). Surviving part-list cuing: Survival mnemonic advantage remains. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, USA. [Abstract]

VanArsdall, J. E., Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Blunt, J. (2012, May). Adaptive memory: A role for animacy in mnemonic processes. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, USA. [Abstract]

Pinho, M. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2011, August). Directed forgetting in the survival processing paradigm. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory. York, England. [Abstract]

Nairne, J. S., VanArsdall, J. E., Blunt, J. (2011, November). Adaptive memory: Enhanced location memory after survival processing. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle, Washington (WA). [Abstract]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Smith, M. A., Grimaldi, P. J., & Bauernschmidt, A. (2010, November). Adaptive memory: Does survival processing enhance memory for source? Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, Missouri (MO). [Abstract]

Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2009, November). Adaptive memory: Ancestral priorities and the power of survival processing. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, Massachusetts (MA). [Abstract]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Gregory, K. J., & VanArsdall, J. E. (2008, November). Adaptive memory: Is memory "tuned" for hunting and gathering? Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Chicago, Illinois (IL). [Abstract]

Orpurt, B., Kamber, A., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Nairne, J. (2008, April). Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium. West Lafayette, Indiana (IN). [Poster]

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Thompson, S. R. (2007, July). Adaptive memory: The comparative value of survival processing. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Psychonomic Society and the Experimental Psychology Society. Edinburgh, Scotland. [Abstract]



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (BSC-1532345 & 0843165).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.