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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Karla Lassonde, Ph.D.

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/psych/karla_lassonde.html

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 2008

Areas of Interest

  • Basic Memory Processes
  • Activation of Stereotypes
  • Applying Cognitive Theories to Teaching/Learning
  • Misconceptions in Psychology Knowledge
  • Undergraduate Research

Selected Publications/Presentations

Lassonde, K. A., & O'Brien, E. J. (2013). Occupational stereotypes: Activation of male bias in
a gender neutral world. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 43(2), 387-396.

Cook, A. E., Lassonde, K. A., Splinter, A. F., Geuraud, S., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., & O’Brien,
E. J. (2012). The Role of Relevance in Activation and Instantiation of Predictive Inferences. Language and Cognitive Processes.

Lassonde, K. A., Gloth, C. A., & Borchert, K. (2012). Windowless Classrooms or a Virtual Window World: Does a Creative Classroom Environment Help or Hinder Attention? Teaching of Psychology: Official Journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 39(4), 262,267.

Lassonde, K. A., Surla, C., Buchanan, J. & O’Brien, E. J. (2012). Using the Contradiction
Paradigm to Assess Ageism. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(2), 174-181.

Lassonde, K. A., Smith, E. R., & O’Brien, E. J. (2011). Interweaving memory-based
processes into a model of relevance instruction. In M. T., McCrudden, J. P., Magliano & G. Schraw (Eds.), Relevance Instructions and Goal-focusing in Text Learning (pp 75-94), Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 415 Human Memory
  • Psyc 416 Cognitive Psychology
  • Psyc 201 Statistics in Psychology
  • Psyc 206 The Human Mind
  • Psyc 101 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Graduate Mentoring in Teaching