Dr. Katherine Moen

Assistant Professor

Phone: (308) 865-8236   |    Email: moenk@unk.edu

Dr. Katherine Moen

Courses Regularly Taught

  • General Psychology 
  • Research Methods I 
  • Research Methods II 
  • Sensation and Perception 
  • Memory and Cognition 

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of Purposeful Forgetting 
  • Factors that bias attention and impact memory 
  • Social media use and attention restoration 
  • Strategies to optimize studying and note taking 

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Selected Publications

Moen, K. C., Beck, M. R., Saltzmann, S. M., Cowan, T. M., Burleigh, L. M., Butler, L. G., Ramanujam, J., Cohen, A. S., & Greening, S. G. (2020). Strengthening spatial reasoning: Elucidating the attentional and neural mechanisms associated with mental rotation skill development, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 5(20). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-020-00211-y 

Moen, K. C., Pinto, J. D. G., Papesh, M. H., & Beck, M. R. (2019). Not all information in visual working memory is forgotten equally. Consciousness & Cognition, 74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2019.102782 

Moen, K. C., Lloyd, M. E., Miller, J. (2017). Selective attention meets spontaneous recognition memory: Evidence for effects at retrieval. Consciousness & Cognition, 49, 181-189. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2017.02.003