PhD, Cognitive Psychology, with a Certificate in Gerontology, University of Florida
M.S., Cognitive Psychology, University of Florida - 2005
B.S. (cum laude), Psychology with Mathematics Minor, University of Florida - 2002
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.
2005 - Southern Gerontological Society Best Paper Award (3rd Place)
2018 - Top 20 Downloaded Article in Mind, Brain, and Education Title: How should I
use my e-reader? An exploration of the circumstances under which electronic presentation
of text results in good comprehension
2008-2009 - Faculty/Staff Technology Initiative Grant, SUNY Brockport, State University
of New York ($380) Title: Computer-based training for improvement of student study skills in a peer mentoring
2008 - Nelson-DennyTM Assessment, Funded by Dr. Fox’s Office of Assessment ($168.99)
Margolin, S.J., & Brackins, T. ++ (2021). I’m not crying, you’re crying: An evaluation
of the impact of emotional text on negation comprehension. Reading Psychology.
Margolin, S.J., & Brackins, T. ++ (2020). Comprehension and metacomprehension of negated
text: Is retrieval practice beneficial for understanding. Written Language and Literacy,
Margolin, S.J. (2018). Cognitively active older adults’ comprehension and metacomprehension
of negated text. Experimental Aging Research, 44(4), 329-337. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2018.1475154
Margolin, S.J., Snyder, N. ++, & Thamboo, P. ++ (2018). How should I use my e-reader?
An exploration of the circumstances under which electronic presentation of text results
in good comprehension. Mind, Brain, & Education, 12(1), 39-48.
Riano, A. ++, & Margolin, S.J. (2018). But spell checker always corrects witch words
eye misspelled: Spell checker dependency among good and poor spellers in college.
Written Language & Literacy, 20(2), 129-146.
Margolin, S.J., & Snyder, N. + (2018). It may not be that difficult the second time
around: The effects of rereading on the comprehension and metacomprehension of negated
text. Journal of Research in Reading, 41(2), 392-402.
Margolin, S.J., Toland, M.J. + (in press). Should we LOL? The effects of text messaging
on young adults' spelling. The Journal of Reading, Writing and Literacy.
Margolin, S.J. (2015). Older adults’ comprehension of transformational and deactivation
negation. Educational Gerontology, 41(8), 604-612.
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,
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