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Beth A. Ober

Beth A. Ober


Developmental Psychologist (E.S.)

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1982

At UCD since: 1990
Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Health & Mental Health
Life Phases: Adulthood, Aging
Research Interests:
Cognition in normal and abnormal aging, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive neuropsychology of aging.
Courses Taught:

Adulthood and Aging (HDE 100C)

Field Studies of the Elderly (HDE 143)

Issues in Aging (HDE 162)

Development in Adulthood (HDE 200C)

Cognition and Aging (HDE 232)

Recent Publications:
Ober, B.A. and Shenaut, G.K., Semantic Memory, In M. Traxler & M. A. Gernsbacher (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, in press.
Ober, B.A. RT and non-RT methodology for semantic priming research with Alzheimer's disease patients: A critical review. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 24: 883-911, 2002.
Minzenberg, M.J.; Ober, B.A.; and Vinogradov, S. Semantic priming in schizophrenia: A review and synthesis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8:699-720, 2002.
Ober, B.A. and Shenaut, G.K. Well-organized conceptual domains in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 5:676-684, 1999.
Heine, M.K.; Ober, B.A.; and Shenaut, G.K. Naturally occurring and experimentally induced tip-of-the-tongue experiences in three adult age groups. Psychology and Aging, 14:445-457, 1999.
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