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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award(2006) , American Psychological Association
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