Edward O'Brien

PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-3171
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 173, Durham, NH 03824
Edward O'Brien

Education

  • Ph.D., CognitivePsyc&Psycholinguistic, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego
  • B.A., Psychology, Framingham State College

Research Interests

  • Models of basic memory and comprehension processes during reading

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 402: Statistics in Psychology
  • PSYC 595: Appl Psyc/Research Experience
  • PSYC 905: Research Methodology & Stats I
  • PSYC 906: Resrch Methodology & Stats II
  • PSYC 914: Advanced Seminar in Cognition
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Creer, S. D., Cook, A. E., & O’Brien, E. J. (2019). Taking the perspective of the narrator. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(5), 1055-1067. doi:10.1177/1747021818779496

Guéraud, S., Walsh, E. K., Cook, A. E., & O'Brien, E. J. (2018). Validating information during reading: the effect of recency. Journal of Research in Reading, 41, S85-S101. doi:10.1111/1467-9817.12244

Walsh, E. K., Cook, A. E., & O’Brien, E. J. (2018). Processing real-world violations embedded within a fantasy-world narrative. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(11), 2282-2294. doi:10.1177/1747021817740836

Chan, G. C., Magliano, J. P., & O’Brien, E. J. (2018). Processing the Outcomes of Characters’ Actions: The Impacts of Character Goals and Situational Context. Discourse Processes, 55(5-6), 497-509. doi:10.1080/0163853x.2018.1435147

Creer, S. D., Cook, A. E., & O’Brien, E. J. (2018). Competing Activation During Fantasy Text Comprehension. Scientific Studies of Reading, 22(4), 308-320. doi:10.1080/10888438.2018.1444043

Myers, J. L., & O'Brien, E. J. (1998). Accessing the discourse representation during reading. Discourse Processes, 26(2-3), 131-157. doi:10.1080/01638539809545042

Albrecht, J. E., & O'Brien, E. J. (1993). Updating a mental model: Maintaining both local and global coherence.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19(5), 1061-1070. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.19.5.1061

O'Brien, E. J., Rizzella, M. L., Albrecht, J. E., & Halleran, J. G. (n.d.). Updating a situation model: A memory-based text processing view.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24(5), 1200-1210. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.24.5.1200

O'Brien, E. J., & Albrecht, J. E. (n.d.). Comprehension strategies in the development of a mental model.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18(4), 777-784. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.18.4.777

O'Brien, E. J., Shank, D. M., Myers, J. L., & Rayner, K. (n.d.). Elaborative inferences during reading: Do they occur on-line?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 14(3), 410-420. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.14.3.410

Most Cited Publications