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Meet the Faculty

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Janet Trammell

Associate Professor of Psychology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 246
Phone: 310-506-6947
E-mail: Janet.Trammell@pepperdine.edu

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, 2011-2012
  • Ph.D, Cognitive Psychology, University of Virginia, 2011
  • M.A., Cognitive Psychology, University of Virginia, 2006
  • B.S., Birmingham Southern College, Psychology, 2004


  • Principles of Learning
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Research Methods

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011.
  • American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, 2009.
  • Presidential Fellowship, University of Virginia: 2004-2008
  • William James Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 2004.
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Academic Interests:

  • Emotion and Cognition
  • Emotion and Learning
  • False Memory
  • Stress and Memory

Selected Works:

  • 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.