Lauren Bates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hometown : Palmdale, CA
Joined Chatham : August 2022

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST:

Human learning and memory, memory improvement, educational applications of memory research, student use of evidence-based memory strategies, the role of feedback in learning and memory, elaboration, forgetting, adaptive memory, human cognition

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

Zumba, gaming, music, group fitness 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Bates earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Colorado State University, focusing on the study of human learning and memory. Previous courses taught include General Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Learning, and History of Psychology. While at Colorado State University, she also served as the Learning Programs Assistant Coordinator at The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT). While in this position she delivered workshops on academic skills, held one-on-one academic coaching sessions, and supervised student-led tutoring and study groups.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), 2019
  • M.S., Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), 2015
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA), 2012

AWARDS

  • College of Natural Sciences Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching/Mentoring Award, Colorado State University (2017)
  • Marc V. Richard Award for Excellence in Teaching, Colorado State University (2016)

ORGANIZATIONS

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Bates, L. E. (2020, January). Mastery quizzing: An efficient way to maximize student learning. Participant idea exchange (PIE) roundtable held at the annual National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Bates, L. E. (2019, June). Mastery quizzing: Contributions of multiple quiz opportunities and feedback. Poster presented at the biannual Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) conference, Brewster, MA.
  • King, B., Kopatich, A., Faulconer, K., Ponce-Pore, I., Gerton, J., Bates, L., & DeLosh, E. (2018, April). Presentation and response modality: Reading vs hearing and the effects on testing performance. Poster presented at the annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) conference, Denver, CO.
  • King, B. T., Faulconer, K., Harris, K., Bates, L. E., & DeLosh, E. L. (2017, April). Self-relation of information and effects on memory. Poster presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Bates, L. E. & DeLosh, E. L. (2016, November). Mnemonic benefits of elaboration using examples. Poster presented at the annual Psychonomic Society (PS) conference, Boston, MA.
  • Bates, L. E. & DeLosh, E. L. (2016, August). Improving learning and retention through the use of examples. Poster presented during the symposium on Memory Dynamics and the Optimization of Instruction at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) conference, Denver, CO.
  • DeLosh, E. L. & Bates, L. E. (2016, August). Using tests as a learning tool: A mastery model of quizzing for repeated, spaced testing with feedback. Poster presented during the symposium on Memory Dynamics and the Optimization of Instruction at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) conference, Denver, CO.
  • Bates, L. E. & DeLosh, E. L. (2015, November). Forgetting versus facilitation: The fate of nontested information in the testing effect. Poster presented at the annual Psychonomic Society (PS) conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Bates, L. E. & Maxfield, L. (2014, May). Exploring kin selection as a possible mechanism underlying the survival processing effect. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Vieane, A., Maxfield, L., Chong, I., Parsons, C., Gonzalez, L., & Bates, L. (2014, May). Explaining survival processing with a sense of urgency. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Maxfield, L., Bates, L., Chong, I., Parsons, C., Gonzalez, L., Galvez, K., Perez, D., Miramontes, A., & Paredes, M. (2014, May). Self reference in the survival processing advantage across explicit memory tasks. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bates, L. E. & Maxfield, L. (2013, November). Is the advantage of self-reference in survival processing due to deeper processing or evolutionary drives? Poster presented at the annual Psychonomic Society (PS) conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Bates, L. E. & Maxfield, L. (2013, May). The advantage of self-reference in survival processing. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Washington, DC.
  • Bates, L. E., Rowland, C. A. & DeLosh, E. L. (2013, May). Understanding the effect of retrieval practice on unretrieved information. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Washington, DC.
  • Maxfield, L., Chong, I., Miller, J., Parsons, C., & Bates, L. (2013, April). Self-versus other-perspectives in novel survival processing scenarios. Poster presented at the annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) conference, Reno, NV.