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Janet Trammell

Associate Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 246


Janet Trammell is an Associate Professor of Psychology. She received her MA and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the intersection of emotion and cognition, with particular interests in physiological arousal, stress, and memory. She teaches courses on cognition, learning, emotion, and research methods.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, 2011-2012
  • PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Virginia, 2011
  • MA, Cognitive Psychology, University of Virginia, 2006
  • BS, Birmingham Southern College, Psychology, 2004


  • Jory, K., Trammell, J.P., & Miller-Perrin, C. (In Press) Marital satisfaction: The role of post-formal thought and partner blame. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
  • Trammell, J.P., MacRae, P.G., Davis, G., Bergstedt, D., & Anderson, A.E. (2017). Cognitive performance and the Theta-Alpha power ratio interaction is age-dependent: an EEG study of short term memory and reasoning during task and resting-state in healthy young and old adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9¸ 364.
  • Trammell, J.P. (2017). The effect of therapy dogs on exam stress and memory. Anthrozoös, 30, 607-621.
  • Chou, W., Cottingham II, M., Trammell, J., Behlmann, A.M., & Hsu. (2017). Color rules! An examination of spectators' color preferences. In B.G. Pitts. & J.J. Zhang, (Eds.). Contemporary Sports Marketing. (196-213). New York: Taylor and Francis
  • McDowell, A.K., Trammell, J.P., & Krumrei, E.J. (2015). How handedness direction and consistency relate to declarative memory task performance. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20 (4), 228-235.
  • Hunt, C.O., Trammell, J.P., & Krumrei, E.J. (2015). The interaction of semantic-relatedness and emotion: Why emotion may not lead to better memory. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20 (1), 45-51.
  • Trammell, J.P., & Clore, G.L. (2014). Does stress enhance or impair memory consolidation? Cognition and Emotion, 28, 361-374.
  • Clore, G.L. & Palmer, J.E. (2009). Affective guidance of intelligent agents: How emotion controls cognition. Cognitive Systems Research, 10, 22-30.
  • Palmer, J.E., & Dodson, C.S. (2009). Investigating the mechanisms fueling reduced false recall of emotional material. Emotion and Cognition, 23, 238-259.
  • Willingham, D. T., & Trammell, J. P. (2009). Sequence learning. In T. Bayne, A. Cleeremans, & P. Wilken (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Consciousness (595-597). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Seaver Fellowship, 2016-2017, 2013-2014
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011
  • APA Dissertation Research Award, 2009


  • Interplay of Emotion and Cognition (Learning, Memory)
  • Influence of Stress on Learning and Memory
  • Stress reduction


  • Principles of Learning
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Research Methods