Department of Psychology

Faculty Profile


Andrea Sell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor or Psychology

Email: asell@callutheran.edu
Phone: 805-493-3781
Office: Swenson 210

Profile

            

Dr. Andrea Sell is a cognitive psychologist interested in the operation of higher-order cognitive processes such as thought, language and memory. In particular, her research focuses on spatial representations of abstract thought and the memory processes involved in meeting social goals. She enjoys teaching courses that give students the skills and tools to conduct their own research, including courses such as Statistics and Research Methods. Additionally, she teaches courses in her main domain of expertise such as, Cognition, Memory and Physiological Psychology. Dr. Sell also directs the CLU Memory and Language lab group. Students who wish to get experience doing research in the field of cognitive psychology can apply to work with the lab group on a number of interesting projects conducted each semester. 

Education

Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Florida State University,
Dissertation Title: Peri-personal space and the representation of quantity: Two types of re-use responsible for motor and spatial compatibility effects.

M.S. Cognitive Psychology, Florida State University,
Thesis Title: The influence of movement on the directionality of space-time
representation mappings.

B.S. Psychology, University of Florida,
Honors Thesis Title: Using homophones in auditory priming of tip-of-tongue resolution.

Publications


Publications

Sell, A. J. (in press). When younger adults look like older adults. A commentary on “A cross-culturalexamination of emotional memory processing: US vs. Afghanistan. Journal of Integrated
Social Sciences.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2012). The comprehension of sentences involving quantity informationaffects responses on the up-down axis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 708-714.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2011). Processing time shifts affects the execution of motor responses.Brain and Language, 117, 39-44.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2009). Does visual speech information affect word segmentation?
Memory and Cognition, 37, 889-894.

Kaschak, M. P., Jones, J. L., Coyle, J. M., & Sell, A. J. (2009). Language and body. In R. K. Wagner, C.Schatschneider, & C. Phythian-Sence (Eds.), Behavioral and Biological Bases of ReadingComprehension (p. 3-26). Guilford.

Selected Presentations and Talks

*Adams, T., & Sell, A. J. (2013). Gesture as a cue in speech segmentation. Poster presented at theMidwestern Cognitive Science Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

*Bianchi, A., & Sell, A.J. (2013). Is a heavy king a valuable king? The role of weight in judgmentsduring poker. Poster presented at the Midwestern Cognitive Science Conference, Columbus,Ohio.

Sell, A.J. (2013). Forget then forgive? The potential role of directed forgetting in the forgivenessprocess. Poster presented at The Society of Personality and Social Psychology annualmeeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

*Gonzales, S., Sell, A. J., & Kashack, M. P. (2011). How shared temporal representations affect
monetary perception. Poster presented at meeting of Women in Math, Science and
Engineering Research Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2010). The comprehension of sentences involving quantity informationaffects responses on the up-down axis. Paper presented at the annual Meeting of thePsychonomic Society, St. Louis, MS.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2009). Time, space and language: Movement affects the use of space torepresent time during language comprehension. Poster presented at the annual Meeting of thePsychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Sell, A. J. (2009). The direction of time’s arrow is affected by perspective: How we can move forwardthrough time and still watch hours fly by from left to right. Paper presented at the annualFlorida State University Graduate Research Day Conference, Tallahassee, FL.

Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2008). Does speech reading affect word segmentation? Poster presentedat the annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Sell, A. J., Abrams, L., Lund, D., & Margolin, S. (2006). Using homophones in auditory priming of tip-of-the-tongue resolution. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association
Conference, Atlanta, GA.
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