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Zoladz receives research grant

Dr. Phillip Zoladz, assistant professor of psychology, will be researching  ““Effects of Stress on the Retrieval of Emotional and Non-Emotional Words,” with funding from a Psi Chi/Faculty Advisory grant.

In his research proposal, Zoladz says research has shown that the temporal relationship between stress and learning mediates the effects of pre-learning stress on memory, but little work has addressed the temporal dynamics of pre-retrieval stress effects on memory. His study tests the hypothesis that, contrary to the dogma that all pre-retrieval stress impairs memory, brief stress administered immediately prior to retrieval will enhance memory.