Suparna Rajaram Elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists


Suparna Rajaram

Professor Suparna Rajaram, Ph.D. of Stony Brook University is among seven psychological scientists recently elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP).

Rajaram is a cognitive psychologist who studies memory, including the interpersonal transmission of memory through social groups and networks and the emergence of collective memory. Her work has included research with both people affected by amnesia and people with normal memory in order to study the distinction between episodic and semantic memory and the relationship between attention and long-term memory.

Suparna Rajaram received her B.A. (1984) from Mt. Carmel College (Bangalore University, India) and M.A. (1986) from Bangalore University (India). She then moved to Purdue University where she received her M.S. in Cognitive Psychology (1988) and then to Rice University where she received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (1991).  Rajaram then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at Temple University School of Medicine (1991-1993). She joined Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in 1993, received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1998, and has held the position of Full Professor of Psychology since 2003. Rajaram has also served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University (2012-2015).

Established in 1904 by the British psychologist Edward Bradford Titchener, SEC is the oldest, most prestigious honor society dedicated exclusively to psychology. The society’s purpose is to honor its members and gather for annual research presentations by its fellows. Rajaram, Weber, and the other newly elected SEC members will present talks on their research at the society’s next meeting, April 15–16 at Columbia University.

Suparna Rajaram with actor Marilu Henner

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