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)

Selected Publications

Malmberg, K. J., Raaijmakers, J.G.W., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2019). 50 Years of Research Sparked by Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968). Memory & Cognition, 47(4), 561-574.

Sahakyan, L. & Malmberg (2018) Divided Attention during Encoding Causes Separate Memory Traces to be Encoded for Repeated Events. Journal of Memory and Language, 101, 153-161.

Annis, J., Dube, C. & Malmberg, K.J. (2018). A Bayesian Approach to Discriminating between Biased Responding and Sequential Dependencies in Binary Choice Data, Decision, 5(1), 16-41.

Kilic, A., Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2017). Models that allow us to perceive the world more accurately also allow us to remember past events more accurately via differentiation, Cognitive Psychology, 92, 52-86.

Kellen, D., Erdfelder, E., Malmberg, K.J., Dube, C., Criss, A.H. (2016). The Ignored Alternative: An Application of Luce's Low-threshold Model to Recognition Memory. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 75, 86-95.

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. & Malmberg, K. J. (2013). A Buffer Model of Encoding and Temporal Correlations in Retrieval, Psychological Review, 120(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. (2008). Recognition Memory: A Review of the Critical Findings and an Integrated Theory for Relating Them. Cognitive Psychology, 57, 335-384.

Malmberg, K. J., Zeelenberg, R., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2004). Turning up the noise or turning down the volume? On the nature of the impairment of episodic recognition memory by midazolam. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30(2), 540-549.