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Mattie S. Gabston

Assistant Professor, Psychology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Middlefork Hall 262
(765) 973-8471


  • PhD, Human Development: Adult Development and Aging, University of California, Davis
  • B.A. Psychology, Scripps College

Current Research Interests

Cognitive development with an emphasis on adult normative memory processes, autobiographical memory, and adult development and aging in ethnic minority populations.

Selected Publications

  • Gabston, M. (October, 2008). Ethnic Differences in Emotional Intensity: Autobiographical
    Memories in Response to Civil Rights Era and Era-Neutral Cue Words. In: The
     Gerontologist, 48, Special Issue II, 217.
  • Gabston, M. (October, 2007). Autobiographical Recall via Culturally Biased Cue Words: Effects
    of Age and Ethnic Group Membership on the Pattern of Autobiographical Recall. In: The
    Gerontologist., 47, Special Issue II, 325.
  • Gabston, M. (Spring, 2007). Autobiographical Recall and Affect: Age and Ethnic Group Differences. Adult Developments: The Bulletin for the Society for Research in Adult Development: 11(2), 4.
  • Gabston, M. (2006). Autobiographical Recall Via Culturally Biased Cue Words: Ethnicity And Cohort Effects, Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference: Atlanta, GA.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Instructor at University of California, Davis, 2006-2008
  • Adjunct Faculty at Sacramento City College, 2006, 2007



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