James S. Nairne

Jim Nairne

 
Awards and Organizations
Professional Activities
Selected Publications
Non-Academic Interests
 
Reece McGee Distinguished Professor

Office:   Psyc 3152
Phone:   (765) 494-5847
Fax:    (765) 496-1264
Email: nairne@psych.purdue.edu
Research:   Human memory
Yale University,   Ph.D. (1981) Psychology
     Major Area: Human Memory/Cognition
University of California - Berkeley,   B.A. (1977) Psychology

Office Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
1364 Psychology Bldg. Rm. 3152
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1364

Adaptive Memory Lab Website

Awards and Organizations

Editorial Activities

Memory & Cognition Editor:   2009-2014
Board:   1984-1996; 2005-2008
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Associate Editor:   2002-2006
Board:   2007-present
Journal of Memory and Language Associate Editor:   1997-2001
Board:   1993-present
Memory Consulting Editor:   1996-2001
Journal of Experimental Psychology:
      Learning, Memory, & Cognition
Board:  1995-2000
Psychological Science Board:   2007-present
Current Directions Board:   2007-present

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Selected Publications

  • Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2010). Adaptive memory: Nature's criterion and the functionalist agenda [pdf]
  • Nairne, J.S., Pandeirada, J.N.S., (2010). Memory Functions. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4th Ed (Vol 3) (pp. 977-979). Hokoben, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2010). Adaptive memory: Ancestral priorities and the mnemonic value of survival processing. Cognitive Psychology, 61, 1-22. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J.S. (2010). Adaptive Memory: Evolutionary Constraints on Remembering. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 53, Burlington: Academic Press, 2010, pp.1-32. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., Gregory, K. J., & Van Arsdall, J. E. (2009). Adaptive memory: Fitness-relevance and the hunter-gatherer mind. Psychological Science, 20, 740-746. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2008). Adaptive memory: Is survival processing special? Journal of Memory and Language, 59, 377-385. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2008). Adaptive memory: Remembering with a stone-age brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 239-243. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Thompson, S. R. (2008). Adaptive memory: The comparative value of survival processing. Psychological Science, 19, 176-180. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Thompson, S. R., & Pandeirada, J. N. S. (2007). Adaptive memory: Survival processing enhances retention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 33, 263-273. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Ceo, D. A., & Reysen, M. B. (2007). The mnemonic effects of recall on immediate retention. Memory & Cognition. 35, 191-199. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2007). Roddy Roediger's Memory. In J. S. Nairne (Eds.), The foundations of remembering: Essays in honor of Henry L. Roediger, III. New York: Psychology Press. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2006) Psychology: The Adaptive Mind (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Nairne, J. S. (2006). Modeling distinctiveness: Implications for general memory theory. In R. R. Hunt & J. Worthen (Eds.), Distinctiveness and memory. New York: Oxford University Press. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2005). The functionalist agenda in memory research. In A. F. Healy (Ed.), Experimental cognitive psychology and its applications: Festschrift in honor of Lyle Bourne, Walter Kintsch, and Thomas Landauer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Kelley, M. R. (2004). Separating item and order information through process dissociation. Journal of Memory and Language, 50, 113-133. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2003). Sensory and working memory. In A. F. Healy & R. W. Proctor (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychology (Vol. 4: Experimental Psychology). New York: Wiley. [pdf]
  • Kelley, M. R., & Nairne, J. S. (2003). Remembering the forgotten: Reminiscence, hypermnesia, and memory for order. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2002). The myth of the encoding-retrieval match. Memory, 10, 389-395. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2002). Remembering over the short-term: The case against the standard model. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 53-81. [pdf]
  • Reysen, M. B., & Nairne, J. S. (2002). Part-set cuing of false memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 389-393. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Neath, I. (2001) Long-term memory span. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 134-135.
  • Kelley, M. R., & Nairne, J. S. (2001). von Restorff revisited: Isolation, generation and memory for order. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 27, 54-66. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (2001). A functional analysis of primary memory. In H. L. Roediger, J. S. Nairne, I. Neath, & A. Surprenant (Eds.), The nature of remembering: Essays in honor of Robert G. Crowder. Washington, DC: APA. [pdf]
  • Serra, M., & Nairne, J. S. (2000). Part-set cuing of order information: Implications for associative theories of serial order memory. Memory & Cognition, 28, 847-855. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Whiteman, H. L., & Kelley, M. R. (1999). Short-term forgetting of order under conditions of reduced interference. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 52A, 241-251. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Kelley, M. R. (1999). Reversing the phonological similarity effect. Memory & Cognition, 27, 45-53. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Neath, I., Serra, M., & Byun, E. (1997). Positional distinctiveness and the ratio rule in free recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 37, 155-166. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Neath, I., & Serra, M. (1997). Proactive interference plays a role in the word length effect. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 4, 541-545. [pdf]
  • Neath, I., & Nairne, J. S. (1995). Word-Length effects in immediate memory: Overwriting trace decay theory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2, 429-441. [pdf]
  • Whiteman, H. L., Nairne, J. S, & Serra, M. (1994). Recognition and recall-like processes in the long-term reconstruction of order. Memory, 2, 275-294. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Neath, I. (1994). A critique of the retrieval/deblurring assumptions of TODAM. Psychological Review, 101, 528-533. [pdf]
  • Dutta, A., & Nairne, J. S. (1993). The separability of space and time: dimensional interaction in the memory trace. Memory & Cognition, 21, 440-448. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., & Neumann, C. (1993). Enhancing effects of similarity on long-term memory for order. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 19, 329-337. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (1992). The loss of positional certainty in long-term memory. Psychological Science, 3, 199-202. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S., Riegler, G. L., & Serra, M. (1991). Dissociative effects of generation on item and order retention. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition, 17, 702-709. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (1991). Positional uncertainty in long-term memory. Memory & Cognition, 19, 332-340. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (1990). Similarity and long-term memory for order. Journal of Memory and Language, 29, 733-746. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (1990). A feature model of immediate memory. Memory & Cognition, 18, 251-269. [pdf]
  • Nairne, J. S. (1988). A framework for interpreting recency effects in immediate serial recall. Memory & Cognition, 16, 343-352. [pdf]

  • Other Interest - Non-academic




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