Marcia Johnson

Sterling Prof of Psychology; Department Chair, Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Research Interests

Cognition and cognitive neuroscience. Component processes of memory subsystems; reality monitoring processes (e.g., cues used to distinguish real from imagined events) and source monitoring in general; aging and memory; emotion and cognition; executive processes; autobiographical memory more...


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1971
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1971

Selected Publications

  • Ebner, N.C., & Johnson, M.K. (2009). Young and older emotional faces: Are there age group differences in expression identification and memory? Emotion, 9, 329-339.
  • He, Y., Johnson, M.K., Dovidio, J.F., & McCarthy, G. (2009). The relation between race-related implicit associations and scalp-recorded neural activity evoked by faces from different races. Social Neuroscience, 4, 426-442.
  • Bloise, S.M. and Johnson, M.K. (2007). Memory for emotional and neutral information: Gender and individual differences in emotional sensitivity. Memory 15:192-204.



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