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Sara J. Margolin

  

 

Contact Info: (585) 395-2908
smargoli@brockport.edu
Office: Holmes Hall 129
Education B.S., M.S., & Ph.D. at the University of Florida
Research Interests:

Factors impacting language at both the word and sentence levels; both age-related changes and changes induced by our use of technologies; the effects of misspellings on reading comprehension in young and older adults; the effects of negation on reading comprehension and metacomprehension in young adults and older adults.

Publications:

Margolin, S.J. (in press). Can bold typeface improve readers' comprehension and metacomprehension of negation? Reading Psychology.


Margolin, S.J., & Hover, P.A. (in press). Metacomprehension and negation: Assessing readers’ awareness of the difficulty of negated text. Reading Psychology.


Abrams, L., Farrell, M., & Margolin, S.J. (2010). Older adults' detection of misspellings during reading. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 680-683.


Desrochers, M.N., & Margolin, S.J. (2010). Factorial Design Tutorial. Society for the Teaching of  Psychology Resources.


Margolin, S.J., & Abrams, L. (2009). Not may not be too difficult: The effects of negation on older adults’ sentence comprehension. Educational Gerontology, 35, 308-322.


Margolin, S.J., & Abrams, L. (2007). Individual differences in spelling ability: Do good spellers age better than poor spellers? Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 14, 529-544.

Abrams, L., Trunk, D.L., & Margolin, S.J. (2007). Resolving tip-of-the-tongue states in young and older adults: The role of phonology. In L.O. Randal (Ed.), Aging and the Elderly: Psychology, Sociology, and Health (pp. 1-41). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc
Grants and Awards:

Grants:

Margolin (2011-2012) Older adults’ comprehension and metacomprehension. Scholarly Incentive Award

Desrochers, M., Margolin, S., & Birch, S. (2008) Nelson-DennyTM Assessment, Funded by Dr. Fox’s Office of Assessment

Margolin, S., Birch, S., & Desrochers, M. N. (2008-2009) Computer-based training for improvement of student study skills in a peer mentoring program. Faculty/Staff Technology Support Initiative

Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award (2005-2006)

Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award (2004-2005)

Awards:
1. Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship
2. E. Porter Horne Memorial Scholarship
3. Southern Gerontological Society Best Paper Award

Courses:

Cognitive Processes
Sensation and Perception
Research Methods
Psychology of Aging
Principles of Psychology

Master's Thesis Supervision: Master’s Thesis: Spell Checker Dependency? The Impact on Spelling Recognition & Producing Correctly Spelled Words
CV: Sara J. Margolin