Welcome to the Lifetime Learning Laboratory!

We conduct research on age-related learning changes. Our goals are to determine the causes of age-related learning differences and to find strategies for improving older adults’ learning performance.

Most studies are completed in a single 2-hour session.  Participants may be presented with words, pictures, or stories and then asked to describe what they saw or heard.

We are currently seeking volunteers from the community to participate in our research.  Participants will be paid.  Our eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be at least 60 years old
  • Must be able to live independently
  • Must have no history of neurological problems
The Lifetime Learning Lab is looking for older adults to participate in research. You can earn $5 by referring someone you know.  To qualify, refer a person who meets the eligibility requirements listed above.  When that person contacts our lab directly and provides your name, we will mail you a check for $5!
Sudoku, from p.6:

Lateral thinking puzzles, p.10:
Scenario #1 –  The man is a midget. He can’t reach the upper elevator buttons, but he can ask people to push them for him. He can also push them with his umbrella.
Scenario #2 –  The man was playing Monopoly.
Scenario #3 –  The man was formerly a billionaire.


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Department of Psychology

Chair: Paul Fedorchak

Hyde Hall, Room 401
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2203
Email: cjmelanson@plymouth.edu
(Cynthia Melanson, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2412

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 31
Plymouth, NH 03264