Dr. Dorothy (Doe) R. Buchli

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dorothy BuchliDr. Doe Buchli (Ph.D., UCLA, 2015) holds the position of Assistant Professor and is a cognitive psychologist. She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics I, and History and Systems of Psychology. Her research interests include human learning and memory, executive control, and embodied cognition. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms that underlie memory retrieval and everyday forgetting.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Sweet Briar College
  • Master of Science, Cognitive Psychology, UCLA
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, UCLA

Courses Taught

  • PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 306 – Research Methods and Statistics I
  • PSY 215 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 401 – History and Systems of Psychology

Specialty

Cognitive Psychology

Research Interest

My research focuses on the mechanisms that underlie human memory. Intuitively, it may seem that remembering and forgetting reflect two ends of a single continuum — that to remember is to avoid forgetting. In many instances, however, forgetting plays an essential and adaptive role in our ability to remember. A major focus of my research has been to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the forgetting of unwanted and irrelevant information in memory. I am also keenly interested in the intersection between memory and other cognitive processes (e.g., learning, motivation, goal-setting and embodied cognition).

Publications

  • Buchli, D.R., Storm, B.C., & Bjork, R.A. (in press). Explaining retrieval-induced forgetting: A change in mental context between study and restudy practice is not sufficent to cause forgetting. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (docx)
  • Giebl, S., Storm, B.C., Buchli, D.R., Bjork, E.L. & Bjork, R.A. (in press). Retrieval-induced forgetting is associated with increased positivity when imagining the future. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (docx)
  • Murayama, K, Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D.R.. & Storm, B.C. (2014). Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: A meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting. Psychological Bulletin (pdf)
  • Storm, B.C., Angello, G., Buchli, D.R., Koppel, R.H., Little, J.L., & Nestojko, J.F. (2015). A review of retrieval-induced forgetting in the contexts of learning, eyewitness memory, social cognition, autobiographical memory, and creative cognition. In B. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (pp. X-XX). London, UK: Psychology Press (pdf)

Conference Proceedings, Talks, and Posters

  • Buchli, D.R., Bjork, R. A., & Storm, B., C. (2013, November). Does reinstating the study context eliminate retrieval-induced forgetting? Poster presented at the 54th annual scientific meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Ontario. (pptx)
  • Buchli, D.R., Bjork, R. A., & Storm, B., C. (2013, May). Testing the contextual-cuing account of retrieval-induced forgetting. Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C. (pptx)
  • Giebl, S., Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D.R., Bjork, E., L., & Bjork, R., A. (2013, May). Is retrieval-induced forgetting restricted to episodic forgetting? Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D. R., Yan, V. X, Bjork, E. L., & Bjork, R.A. (2012, September). Retrieval-induced facilitation in rule-based category learning. Poster presented at the Science of Learning in Medical Education Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Buchli, D.,R., Nestojko, J.,F., and Bjork, R., A. (2011). The competition dynamics of spaced vs. massed study in the retrieval-practice paradigm. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (pptx)
  • Buchli, D.,R., Nestojko, J.,F., and Bjork, R., A. (2012). Episodic strength as a modulating factor in retrieval-induced forgetting. Poster presented at the 23st Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (pptx)

Contact Dr. Dorothy (Doe) R. Buchli


(478) 301-2971
buchli_dr@mercer.edu