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Salapska-Gelleri, Joanna (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Office: MOD1 0035
Phone: 239-590-7358

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Ph.D. Cognitive Experimental Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
M.A. Cognitive Experimental Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
B.A. Psychology, Muhlenberg College

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests focus broadly on human memory, bilingual language acquisition, decision making and problem solving as well as the nature of artificial intelligence and our use of and comfort with intelligent machines. Our Cognition Lab attempts to tackle these and related questions using cognitive experimental methods that help evaluate and describe the formation and lifetime evolution of autobiographical memories, the effects of context on language and problem solving, and best practices in learning and retention of information. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in our research endeavors.

Courses Offered

EXP 3640 Psychology of Language
PSY 4048 Senior Seminar in Psychology
EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition
EXP 4605 Mind, Brain and Artificial Intelligence
PSY 4913 Directed Study in Psychology

Co-chair of the Promising Pathways Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference.

Please visit our website to learn more about this annual FGCU conference held during the month of April each year. This is a free conference and features cutting edge and best practice keynotes, sessions, and workshops on issues pertaining to the ASD community, held on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.

Anyone interested in volunteering or participating in this event is welcome to contact Dr. Salapska-Gelleri. Student and community partner participation is highly encouraged. Service-Learning hours available.