Associate Professor of PsychologyOffice Location: 101 TurnbullPhone: (814) 898 6246Email: email@example.com ProfileBiography Dr. Kazmerski earned her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Teaching EDTHP 497E PSU007, First Year Seminar - Applications of Psychology PSYCH 100 / PSY 002, Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 260A/PSY 203, Neurological Bases of Human Behavior PSYCH 301W/PSY 201W, Basic Research Methods in Psychology PSYCH 406W/ PSYCH 431W, Advanced Research Methods See Research Projects of Recent Classes: Spring 2007 PSYCH 413, Cognitive Development • PSYCH 476, Child Psychopathology PSYCH 497G, Cognitive Neuroscience PSY 204 & PSY 404, Conditioning and Learning PSY 487, Health Psychology PSY 474, Psychology of Exceptional Children SPLED 496A, Independent Studies Research The use of event-related brain potentials in the study of memory, language, and attention Effects of aging on processing of non-literal language Implicit memory and attention in Alzheimer's disease and normal aging Processing deficits in reading disabilities and ADHD The use of computers and technology in improving teaching of psychology research methods Publications Some Recent Articles Blasko, D. G., & Kazmerski, V. A. (2006). ERP correlates of individual differences in the comprehension of nonliteral language . Metaphor and Symbol, 21,4, 267–284. Katz, A., Blasko, D. G., & Kazmerski, V. (2005). Saying what you don’t mean: Social influences on language processing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 186–89. Blasko, D. G., Kazmerski, V. A., & Torgesen, C. (2004). COR V2: Teaching observational research with multimedia courseware. Behavior Research Methods Instruments & Computers, 36, 2. Kazmerski, V.A., Blasko, D.G., & Dessalegn, B. (2003). ERP and behavioral evidence of individual differences in metaphor comprehension. Memory & Cognition, 31, 673-689. Torgerson, C., Blasko, D. G., Kazmerski, V. A., & Cornwell, J.+ (2003). Scaffolding students from knowing to applying: Using COR to teach observational research methods. In Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-enhanced learning. < http://imej.wfu.edu/articles/2003/2/02/index.asp>. Kazmerski, V. A., & Blasko, D. G. (2001). Teaching observational research in introductory psychology: Computerized and lecture based methods. Reprinted in R. Griggs (Ed.), Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology: Emphasis on Assessment, (Vol., 3, pp. 184-186). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Inc. Kazmerski, V. A., & Blasko, D.G. (1999). Teaching observational research in introductory psychology: Computerized and lecture based methods. Teaching of Psychology. Friedman, D., Kazmerski, V., & Cycowicz, Y. (1998). Effects of aging on the novelty P3 during attend and ignore oddball tasks. Psychophysiology, 35 (5), 508-520. Blasko, D. G., Kazmerski, V. A., Corty, E. W., & Kallgren, C. (1998). Courseware for Observational Research (COR): A new approach to teaching naturalistic observation. Behavior Research Methods and Instrumentation, 30 (2), 217-222. Kazmerski, V. A., & Friedman, D. (1998). The scalp topography of P3b in early Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Psychophysiology, 12, 127-143. Kazmerski, V. A., & Friedman, D. (1997). Old/new differences in direct and indirect memory tests using pictures and words in within- and cross-form conditions: Event-related potential and behavioral measures. Cognitive Brain Research, 5, 255-272. Kazmerski, V. A., & Friedman, D. (1997). The effect of multiple presentations of words on the ERP and reaction time repetition effect in Alzheimer's patients and young and older controls. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 10(1), 32-47. Kazmerski, V. A., Friedman, D., & Ritter, W. (1997). The mismatch negativity during attend and ignore conditions in patients with Alzheimer's disease, and young and older controls. Biological Psychiatry, 42(5), 382-402. Friedman, D., Kazmerski, V. A., & Fabiani, M. (1997). An overview of age-related changes in the scalp distribution of P3b. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 104, 498-513. Lovrich, D., Cheng, J., Velting, D., & Kazmerski, V. (1997). Auditory ERPs during rhyme and semantic processing: Effects of reading ability in college students. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 19(3), 313-330. Fabiani, M., Kazmerski, V. A., Cycowicz, Y. M., & Friedman, D. (1996). Naming norms for brief environmental sounds: Effects of age and dementia. Psychophysiology, 33, 462-475 Kazmerski, V., Friedman, D., & Hewitt, S. (1995). The ERP repetition effect in Alzheimer's patients: Multiple repetition priming with pictures. Aging & Cognition, 2, 169-191 Kazmerski, V., & Friedman, D. (1995). Repetition of novel stimuli in an ERP oddball paradigm: Aging Effects. Journal of Psychophysiology, 9, 298-311. Lovrich, D., Kazmerski, V., Cheng, J., & Geisler, M. (1994). A developmental study of visual ERP distributions during spatial and phonetic processing. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 90, 103-113. Lovrich, D., & Kazmerski, V. (1993). Event-related potential asymmetries in children during pattern and phonemic processing of letters. International Journal of Neuroscience, 73, 121-128.