Mark J. Huff

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Episodic Memory
  • False Memory/Memory Distortion
  • Attention and Cognitive Control
  • Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Effects on Cognition
  • Testing and Test Expectancy Effects on Memory
  • Collaborative Memory

Brain & Behavior Doctoral Program

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging



Memory, Attentional Control and Aging Lab


Selected Publications

Huff, M. J., Hutchison, K. A., & Balota, D. A. (in press). The costs and benefits of testing and guessing on recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Coane, J. H, Huff, M. J., & Hutchison, K. A. (2016). The ironic effect of guessing: Increased false memory for mediated lists in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 282-303.

Huff, M. J., Weinsheimer, C. C., & Bodner, G. E. (2016). Reducing the misinformation effect through initial testing: Take two tests and recall me in the morning? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 61-69.

Huff, M. J., Balota, D. A., Minear, M., Aschenbrenner, A. J., & Duchek, J. M. (2015). Dissociative global and local task-switching costs across younger adults, middle-aged adults, older adults, and very mild Alzheimer Disease individuals. Psychology and Aging, 30, 727-739.

Wahlheim, C. N., & Huff, M.J. (2015). Age differences in the focus of retrieval: Evidence from dual-list free recall. Psychology and Aging, 30, 768-780.

Huff, M. J., McNabb, J, Hutchison, K. A. (2015). List blocking and longer retention intervals reveal an influence of gist processing for lexically ambiguous critical lures. Memory & Cognition, 43, 1193-1207.

Huff, M. J., Bodner, G. E., & Fawcett, J. M. (2015). Effects of distinctive encoding on correct and false memory: A meta-analytic review of costs and benefits and their origins in the DRM paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,22, 349-365.

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2014). All varieties of encoding variability are not created equally: Separating variable processing from variable tasks. Journal of Memory and Language, 73, 43-58.

Huff, M. J., Davis, S. D., & Meade, M. L. (2013). The effects of initial testing on false recall and false recognition in the social contagion of memory paradigm.     Memory & Cognition, 6, 820-831.

Huff, M. J., & Bodner, G. E. (2013). When does memory monitoring succeed versus fail? Comparing item-specific and relational encoding in the DRM paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1246-1256.