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Kenneth  Malmberg

Kenneth Malmberg

Kenneth Malmberg
Associate Professor


Office: PCD 4146
Phone: 813/974-1054



Ph.D. Areas: Cognitive & Neural Sciences


Dr. Malmberg's research investigates the processes and representations involved in human memory. It attempts to strike a balance between empirical investigations and mathematical and computational modeling. Currently, his lab is pursuing several interrelated projects that investigate the effects of aging on memory, context-dependent memory, encoding and retrieval processes, prior-frequency effects, and models of episodic memory and decision making. Dr. Malmberg received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2000. From 2000-2003 he was an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University where he studied Mathematical Psychology, and in 2004, he received the American Psychological Association's Division 3 New Investigator Award (Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition).

Specialty Area

CNS (Cognition)

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
12932IDH 3400004Soc/Behavioral Sciences Honors

JPH 1313
12218EXP 4680C002Cognitive Psychology
Online course. Students must be available on Friday's to take online tests from 12-1 p.m.

TBA 100
14841PSY 6917020Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U Only.

TBA 100
14884PSY 6971020Thesis: Master's
Majors Only

TBA 100
24205EXP 7099018Autobiographical Memory

PCD 2125
14927PSY 7918020Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.

TBA 100
15052PSY 7980020Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm to Doc Candidacy Required. Majors Only.

TBA 100

Recent Publications

Kilic, A., Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. (in press). Models that allow us to perceive the world more accurately also allow us to remember past events more accurately via differentiation, Cognitive Psychology,

Kellen, D., Erdfelder, E., Malmberg, K.J., Dube, C., Criss, A.H. (in press). The Ignored Alternative: An Application of Luce's Low-threshold Model to Recognition Memory. Journal of Mathematical Psychology,

Annis, J., Dube, C. & Malmberg, K.J. (in press). A Bayesian Approach to Discriminating between Biased Responding and Sequential Dependencies in Binary Choice Data, Decision,

Kamp, S.-M., Lehman, M., Malmberg, K. J., & Donchin, E. (2016). A Buffer Model Account of Behavioral and ERP Patterns in the Von Restorff Paradigm. AIMS Neuroscience, 3 (2): 181-202, DOI: 10.3934/Neuroscience.2016.2.181

Malmberg, K. J. (2016). Recent developments in global-matching models of episodic memory. American Journal of Psychology, 129 (2), 206-211.

Annis, J., Lenes, J.G., Westfall, H.A., Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K.J. (2015). The List-Length Effect Does Not Discriminate Between Models of Recognition Memory, Journal of Memory and Language, 85, 27-41.

Koop, G.J., Criss, A. H., Malmberg, K. J. (2015).The role of mnemonic processes in pure-target and pure-foil recognition memory, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(2), 509-16.

Criss, A. H., Malmberg, K. J., & Townsend, J. T. (2014) Editors’ Forward for the special issue honoring W. K. Estes, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 58, 105-106.

Malmberg, K.J., Lehman, M., Annis, J., Criss, A.H., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2014). Consequences of Testing Memory in B. Ross (Ed.) Psychology of Learning & Motivation. Vol 61, p. 285-313.

Annis, J. & Malmberg, K. J. (2013). A model of positive sequential dependencies in judgments of frequency. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57(5), 225-236.

Lehman, M., Brinegar, K., Malmberg, K. J. (2013). Improving Memory after Environmental Context Change: A Strategy of "Preinstatement". Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 528–533.

Annis, J. Malmberg, K.J., Criss, A.H., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2013). Sources of Interference in Recognition Testing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 39, 1365-1376.

Lehman, M. & Malmberg, K. J. (2013). A Buffer Model of Encoding and Temporal Correlations in Retrieval, Psychological Review, 20(1):155-89.

Malmberg, K. J., Criss, A. H., Gangwani, T. H., & Shiffrin, R. M. (2012). Overcoming the Negative Consequences of Interference that Results from Recognition Memory Testing. Psychological Science, 23(2):115-119.

Malmberg, K. J., & Annis, J. (2012). On the Relationship between Memory and Perception: Sequential dependencies in recognition testing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(2), 233-259.

Criss, A. H., Malmberg, K.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2011). Output interference in recognition memory testing. Journal of Memory and Language, 64(4) , 316-326.

Lehman, M. & Malmberg, K. J. (2011). Overcoming the effects of intentional forgetting. Memory & Cognition, 29(2), 335-347.