Heather Bailey

Psychological Sciences
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

414 Bluemont Hall


  • Post Doc, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Kent State University, 2009
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Wake Forest University, 2005
  • B.S. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2002

Research Interests

  • Individual and age-related differences in working memory
    • Evaluating the efficacy of different strategies that people use to help improve their memory
    • Why performance on working memory tasks predicts how someone will perform on other important cognitive tests such as an IQ test or the SAT
    • How individuals effectively segment, or chunk, incoming information and update their working memory representations accordingly

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 350 Experimental Methods in Psychology
  • PSYCH 460 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH 715 Psychology of Aging
  • PSYCH 957 Seminar in Cognitive Processes