Angela Kilb’s Research

My research involves examining age-related memory changes in the Lifetime Learning Laboratory.  In the past, I have helped to show that older adults are quite good and remembering individual pieces of information (e.g., an individual’s face or name); however, they have considerable difficulty when it is necessary to bind two pieces of information together (e.g., being able to match a name with an individual’s face).  Currently, I am interested in developing ways to improve older adults’ associative memory by changing the way that the information is presented.

If you are interested in helping with this research as an experimenter or as a participant, please email me at

Dr. Angela Kilb (left) and Lindsey DePorter (right) at the 2011 New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Convention


Kilb, A. & Herzig, K. (in press). Increasing the Efficiency of Data Collection with a Research Participation Night. Teaching of Psychology.

Naveh-Benjamin, M. & Kilb, A. (2014). Age-Related Differences in Associative Memory: The Role of Sensory Decline. Psychology and Aging, 29(3), 672-683.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Kilb, A., Maddox, G., Thomas, J., Fine, H., Chen, T., Cowan, N. (2014). Older adults don’t notice their names: A new twist on a classic attention task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(6), 1540-1550.

Kilb, A. & Naveh-Benjamin, M. (2014). The Effects of Divided Attention on Long-Term Memory and Working Memory in Younger and Older Adults: Assessment of the Reduced Attentional Resources Hypothesis. In R. Logie (Ed.), Working Memory and Ageing (pp.48-78)Psychology Press.

Berry, J., Williams, H., Usubalieva, A., & Kilb, A. (2013). Metacognitive awareness of the associative deficit for words and names. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition, 20(5), 592-619.

Maddox, G., Naveh-Benjamin, M.,  Jones, P., Old, S., & Kilb, A. (2012). The role of attention in the associative binding of emotionally arousing words. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(6), 1128-1134.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Maddox, G., Old, S. & Kilb, A. (2012).  The effects of emotional arousal and gender on associative memory deficit of older adults. Memory and Cognition, 40(4), 551-56.

Naveh-Benjamin, M. & Kilb, A. (2012). How the measurement of memory processes can affect memory performance: The case of remember/know judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38(1), 194-203.

Kilb, A. & Naveh-Benjamin, M. (2011). The effects of pure pair repetition on younger and older adultsʼ associative memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37(3), 706-719.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Shing, Y. L., Kilb, A., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., & Li, S.-C. (2009). Adult age differences in memory for name-face associations: The effects of intentional and incidental learning. Memory, 17(2), 220-32.

Kilb, A. & Naveh-Benjamin, M. (2007). Paying attention to binding: further studies assessing the role of reduced attentional resources in the associative deficit of older adults. Memory & Cognition, 35(5), 1162-74.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Cowan, N., Kilb, A., & Chen, Z. (2007). Age-related differences in immediate serial recall: dissociating chunk formation and capacity. Memory & Cognition, 35(4), 724-37.

Cowan, N., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Kilb, A., & Saults, J. S. (2006). Life-span development of visual working memory: when is feature binding difficult? Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1089-1102.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Kilb, A., & Fisher, T. (2006). Concurrent task effects on memory encoding and retrieval: further support for an asymmetry. Memory & cognition, 34(1), 90-101.

Naveh-Benjamin, M., Guez, J., Kilb, A., & Reedy, S. (2004). The associative memory deficit of older adults: further support using face-name associations. Psychology and Aging, 19(3), 541-546.


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