Ann E. Lambert

Ann E. Lambert

Ph.D. Psychology

  • University of Virginia
    Box 800223
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
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  • (434) 982-6754 Office

Education

2007 – 2011

University of Utah

Ph.D., Psychology


  • Dissertation Title: On attentional control and the elderly driving stereotype
  • Committee Chair: Dr. Jason M. Watson
  • Committee: Drs. Jason M. Watson, David L. Strayer, Jeanine K. Stefanucci, Paul H. White, and Kevin M. Duff

2004 – 2006

Montana State University

M.S., Psychological Science


  • Thesis Title: Presentation duration and forewarning work independently to reduce false memory in DRM and homograph lists.
  • Committee Chair: Dr. Keith A. Hutchison
  • Committee: Drs. Keith A. Hutchison, A. Michael Babcock, and Richard A. Block

1999 – 2003

Montana State University

B.S., Psychological Science


  • Graduated with honors in academic achievement
  • Senior Thesis Title: Group vs. individual decision making

Positions Held

July 2011 – Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Virginia

August 2009 – May 2011

Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate School, University of Utah

January 2009 – May 2009

Graduate Instructor

Department of Psychology, University of Utah

May 2008 – December 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology, University of Utah

August 2007 – May 2008

Graduate Research Fellow

Department of Psychology, University of Utah

June 2006 – August 2007

Lab Manager

Cognitive Science Lab, University of Utah

August 2006 – June 2007

After School Program Coordinator

Salt Lake City Public Schools

August 2004 – May 2006

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology, Montana State University

Research Interests

  • Applied controlled processing
  • Lifespan cognitive development
  • The controlled processing in stereotyping and stereotype threat

Research
Experience

July 2011- present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Virginia, YouthNex Center for Effective Youth Development and the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Research


Currently investigating relationships among physical fitness and activity, the development of controlled processing, and risk in an adolescent population.

July 2011- present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Virginia, Department of Psychology


Currently investigating how individual differences and age-related changes in controlled processing may help us to better understand the occurrence of intrusive thoughts and subsequent distress.

August 2007 - 2011

Graduate Student Researcher

Department of Psychology, University of Utah


Conducted experimental research in the areas of controlled processing, cognitive aging, illusions of memory, and stereotype activation effects on behavior in Dr. Jason Watson's Cognitive Science Lab.

June 2006 - August 2007

Lab Manager

Department of Psychology, University of Utah


Employed as a lab manager in Dr. Jason Watson's Cognitive Science Lab. Conducted research investigating individual differences in cognitive control for college-aged and older adults.

2004 - 2006

Graduate Student Researcher

Department of Psychology, Montana State University


Conducted research in accurate and false memory variability as a function of presentation duration and forewarning in Dr. Keith Hutchison's Attention and Memory Lab.

2002-2003

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Psychology, Montana State University


Conducted research as part of a team lead by Dr. Richard Martell investigating collaborative group vs. individual decision-making.

Distinctions

  • Arnold M. Small Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper (2010) - Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Technical Group on Aging
  • Professional Development Award (Spring-2010) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology
  • Research Commendation (Spring-2010) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology
  • Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2011) - University of Utah Merit-based 1-year fellowship intended to provide the opportunity for full time research during the academic year.
  • Clayton Award for Excellence in Research on Underrepresented Populations (Spring 2010) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology
  • Research Commendation (Spring-2009) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology
  • Letter of Recognition for Teaching Excellence (Spring-2009) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology
  • Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy (2009-2010) - University of Utah Merit-based 1-year fellowship awarded to graduate students pursuing research projects in political economy in fields of major public concern.
  • Clayton Incoming Student Award (2007-2008) - University of Utah, Department of Psychology Merit-based 1-year fellowship awarded to an incoming graduate student.

Research Funding

  • Funded Internal Grant: The Role of executive functioning in driving performance and safety among novice drivers, (PI: Daniel Cox; Co-investigators: Ann Lambert, Art Weltman, Joe Allen, John Sirard, Ronald Reeves, and Richard Wharam) Proposal Funded by YouthNex, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia; 2011; $39,995.
    The goal of this project is to investigate relationships among physical fitness/activity, the development of executive function, and risk-taking while driving in novice adolescent drivers.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2011): University of Utah, Graduate School, merit-based 1-year fellowship intended to provide the opportunity for full time research during the academic year.
  • Clayton Award for Excellence in Research on Underrepresented Populations (Spring 2010) University of Utah, Department of Psychology, research funding award of $1,600.
  • Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy (2009-2010): University of Utah, Graduate School merit-based 1-year fellowship intended to provide the opportunity for full time research during the academic year.
  • Clayton Award (2007-2008): University of Utah, Department of Psychology, merit-based 1-year fellowship intended to provide the opportunity for full time research during the academic year.

Publications

  • Lambert, A.E., Seegmiller, J.K., Stefanucci, J.K., & Watson, J.M. (in press). On Working Memory Capacity and Implicit Associations between Advanced Age and Dangerous Driving Stereotypes. To appear in Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Watson, J.M., Lambert, A. E., Cooper, J.M., Boyle, I.V., & Strayer, D.L. (2013). On Attentional Control and the Aging Driver. In R. Zheng, R. Hill, & M. Gardner (Eds.) Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs (pp. 20-32). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Watson, J.M., Lambert, A.E., Miller, A.E., & Strayer, D.L. (2011). The magical letters P, F, C, and sometimes U: The rise and fall of executive attention with the development of prefrontal cortex. In K. Fingerman, C. Berg, T. Antonucci, & J. Smith(Eds.), Handbook of Lifespan Psychology, (pp. 409-438). Springer.

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Lambert, A.E., Smyth, F.L., Beadel, J.R., Teachman, B.A. Aging and repeated thought suppression success.
  • Lambert, A.E., Simons-Morton, B. G., Cain, S.A., Weisz, S., Cox, D.J. Considerations of a dual-systems model of cognitive development and risky driving.
  • Lambert, A.E., & Watson, J.M. Priming of aging stereotypes yields a dissociation between accurate and false recall.

Manuscripts In Preparation

  • Lambert, A.E., Watson, J.M., Stefanucci, J.K., Medeiros-Ward, N., Bakdash, J. Z. & Strayer, D.L. Stereotype threat impairs older adult driving.
  • Lambert, A.E., Hu,Y., Magee, J.C., Beadel, J.R. & Teachman, B.A. Using hierarchical linear modeling to understand patterns of change in thought recurrence across time.

Conference Addresses

  • Lambert, A.E., Watson, J.M., Stefanucci, J.K., Medeiros-Ward, N., Bakdash, J. Z. & Strayer, D.L. (2012). On Attentional Control and the Elderly Driver Stereotype. Poster presented at the 2012 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Lambert, A.E., Smyth, F.L., Beadel, J.R., Teachman, B.A. (2012). Cognitive control and age differences in thought suppression success. Poster presented at the 2012 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Lambert, A.E., Watson, J.M., Cooper, J.M., & Strayer, D.L. (2010) The roles of working memory capacity, visual attention, and age in driving performance. Paper presented at the 54th annual meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in San Francisco, CA.
  • Watson, J.M., Thorgusen, S.R., Lambert, A.E., Miller, A.E. & Kesner, R. The information that patients with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment do and do not forget. Poster presented at the 2010 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Lambert, A.E., Potts, J., & Watson, J.M. (2010). Priming of aging stereotypes yields a dissociation between accurate and false recall. Poster presented at the 2010 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Thorgusen, S., Watson, J.M., Miller, A.E., Lambert, A.E., Kesner, R.P. (2009). Preservation of false memory in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Thorgusen, S., Watson, J.M., Miller, A.E., Lambert, A.E., Kesner, R.P., & Levy, J.A. (2009). The information that amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment patients do not forget. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Seegmiller, J.K., Watson, J.M., Lambert, A.E., & Moffitt, C.C. (2009). Can't get it out of my head: Ironic effects of repetition on phonological but not semantic false memories. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Miller, A.E., Watson, J.M., Lambert, A.E., & Strayer, D.L. (2009). Individual differences in working memory capacity and transitions in cognitive control in the Simon task. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lambert, A.E., & Watson, J.M. (2009). Priming aging stereotypes yields opposite effects on veridical and false recall. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Watson, J.M., Miller, A.E., Lambert, A.E., & Strayer, D.L. (2008). Simon says show me your tail: Individual differences in working memory capacity and cognitive control. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Lambert, A.E., Shipstead, Z., & Hutchison, K.A., (2006) Duration and warning work independently to reduce false memory in DRM and homograph lists. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Conference, Houston, TX.

Teaching
Experience

  • Graduate Instructor (Summer 2010) Research Methods, University of Utah
  • Graduate Instructor (Spring 2009) Research Methods, University of Utah.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2008) Cognitive Psychology, University of Utah
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Summer 2008) Research Methods, University of Utah
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2004-2005) Introductory Psychology, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Text and Critics Student Fellow (Fall 2002) University Honors Program, Montana State University, Bozeman

Departmental and University Service

  • Diversity Committee (2007- 2011) Psychology Department, University of Utah
  • Professional Issues and Ethics (PIE) Committee (2009-2010) Psychology Department, University of Utah
  • Mentor (Fall 2009 – 2011) Psychology Department, University of Utah Honors senior thesis student: Istenya Boyle