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Featured Graduate Student Researchers

Maura Krestar

Doctoral Candidate
Adult Development and Aging Program
Department of Psychology
College of Sciences and Health Professions

“My research focuses on the perception of emotional tone of voice during spoken word recognition, and specifically the differences between younger and older adults. The experiments I’m conducting as part of my dissertation, funded in part by a Dissertation Research Award, build on my M.A. thesis, which was published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology*.”

*Krestar, M.L. & McLennan, C.T. (2013). Examining the effects of variability in emotional tone of voice on spoken word recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1793-1802.