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Caitlin Mahy, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Associate
Office: 1715 Franklin, Room 277

I am interested in children’s early cognitive development in several domains that have implications for their everyday functioning: memory, self-regulation, social understanding, and their future thinking. My primary area of interest is in prospective memory, the ability to remember to do something at a point in the future. I study prospective memory from an executive framework. My current work examines the impact of sub-vocal rehearsal on the maintenance of a future intention and the development of future thinking in the face of salient physiological states for themselves and for others.

Caitlin Mahy’s personal website

Selectd Publications

Kliegel, M., Mahy, C. E. V., Voigt, B., Henry, J. D., Rendell, P. G., & Aberle, I. (in press). The development of prospective memory in young school children: The impact of ongoing task absorption, cue salience, and cue centrality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Mahy, C. E. V., Vetter, N. C., Kühn-Popp, N., Löcher, C., Krautschuk, S., & Kliegel, M. (2013). The influence of inhibitory processes on affective theory of mind in young and old adults. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition.

Vetter, N. C., Altgassen, M., Phillips, L., Mahy, C. E. V., & Kliegel, M. (2013). Development of affective theory of mind across adolescence: Disentangling the role of executive functions. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 114-125.

Mahy, C. E. V., & Moses, L. J. (2011). Executive functioning and prospective memory in young children. Cognitive Development, 26, 269-281.

Lahat, A., Todd, R. M., Mahy, C. E. V., Lau, K., & Zelazo, P. D. (2010). Neurophysiological correlates of executive function: A comparison of European-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian 5-year-olds. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3:72.

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