Leilani Goodmon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
“My teaching philosophy is that if students see that you love your discipline, and it is presented in a way that they will understand and remember it, they will "learn" to love it too. Therefore, I strive to make the classroom experience engaging and memorable by providing guided notes, exposing students to in-class experiments and demonstrations, and using visual and auditory encoding techniques to enhance their retention of the information that is disseminated.”
Dr. Leilani Goodmon is an assistant professor in the department of psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Stetson University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of South Florida in 2005. She completed a postdoctoral research assistantship under Dr. Lili Sahakyan at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She is a cognitive psychologist with research interests in the area of human memory. Her current research program includes investigating the influence of pre-existing knowledge and ways of thinking on conscious and unconscious memory. Dr. Goodmon has eleven publications in scientific journals and has presented her research at many conferences, such as Psychonomic Society, International Conference on Memory, American Psychological Society, and the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. Most recently, her paper entitled, “Semantic Integration as a Boundary Condition on Inhibitory Processes in Episodic Retrieval” was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition in January of 2011. She also has ten years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate level.
Ph.D., M.A., Cognitive Science, University of South Florida
B.A., Psychology, Stetson University
Honors and Awards
- Advisor of the Year 2010-2011
Publications and Exhibitions
Goodmon, L.B., Anderson, M.C. (2011). Semantic integration as a boundary condition on inhibitory processes in episodic retrieval, Journal of Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory, and Cognition,37, 416-436.
Sahakyan, L., & Goodmon, L.B. (2010). Theoretical implications of extralist probes for directed forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 920-937.
Sahakyan, L., Delaney, P.F., Goodmon, L.B. (2008). Oh, honey, I already forgot that Strategic control of directed forgetting in older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 23, 621-633.
Cash, D.K., Hendren, O., Goodmon, L.B. (2012, February). The effect of color on mood during work related performances. Poster accepted to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
Cash, D.K., Hendren, O., Goodmon, L.B. (2012, February). Pro-social behavior: Beauty is in the eye of the rejected. Posted to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Davis, S., Ryndak, K., Goodmon, L.B. (2012, February). I Love that Song: Music Valence Influence on Mood. Poster accepted to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hester, S., Smith, P., Goodmon, L.B., Darby, B. (2012, February). Picture this: Parameters in evaluating manipulated landscapes. Poster accepted to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.