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Human and Community Development

Lisa M. Soederberg Miller

Lisa M. Soederberg Miller

Associate Professor
Director, Adult Development Lab


Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
M.A., University of New Hampshire
M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University

At UCD since: 2005
Interests: Cognition, Social Cognition, Health
Life Phases: Adulthood, Aging
E-mail: lmsmiller@ucdavis.edu
Research Interests:
Dr. Miller is interested in examining how knowledge and motivation support cognition in later life, particularly within the areas of language comprehension and memory, information processing, and decision making. She is also interested in health and nutrition literacy and investigates ways to increase effective health information processing and decision making across adulthood.
Courses Taught:

Adult Development and Aging, HDE100C, HDE 200C

Field Studies in Aging, HDE143

Applied Cognitive Aging, HDE161, HDE207

Recent Publications:
Miller, L.M.S. (2009).  Age differences in the effects of domain knowledge on reading efficiency.  Psychology and Aging, 29, 63-74.
Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., & Miller, L.M.S. (2009). Aging, self-regulation, and learning from text. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol. 51), 255-296.
Miller, L.M.S., Gibson, T. N., & Applegate, E. (2010). Predictors of nutrition information comprehension in adulthood.  Patient Education and Counseling, 80, 107-112.
Miller, L.M.S., Gibson, T. N., Applegate, E., & de Dios, J. (2011). Mechanisms underlying comprehension of health information in adulthood:  The roles of prior knowledge and working memory capacity.  Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 794-806.
Miller, L.M.S. & Bell, A. R. (2012). Online health information-seeking: The influence of age, ease of search, and information trustworthiness, Journal of Aging and Health, 24(3) 525-541.
Miller, L.M.S. & Cassady, D.L. (2012). Making Healthy Food Choices Using Nutrition Facts Panels:  The roles of knowledge, motivation, dietary modifications goals, and age. Appetite, 59, 129-139. 
Miller, L.M.S., Zirnstein, M., & Chan, P. (2012). Prior knowledge reduces age-related memory errors on nutrition education task, Journal of Health Psychology, 18.
Miller, L.M.S. (in press).  Quantitative Information Processing on Nutrition Facts Panels among Younger and Older Adults, British Food Journal.
Related Links:
http://adl.ucdavis.edu
http://humandevelopment.ucdavis.edu