Verhaeghen Paul

Verhaeghen Paul, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Psychology

Postal Address:
Department of Psychology
430 Huntington Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-2340

Phone: (315) 443 3462

English-language publications

Journal articles:

  • Verhaeghen, P., & Marcoen, A. (1990). Memory aging and the increasing diversity hypothesis: Empirical evidence. Psychologica Belgica, 30, 167-176.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Marcoen, A., & Goossens, L. (1992). Improving memory performance in the aged through mnemonic training: A meta-analytic study. Psychology and Aging, 7, 242-251.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Marcoen, A., & Goossens, L. (1993). Facts and fiction about memory aging: A quantitative integration of research findings. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 48, P157-P171.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Van Ranst, N., & Marcoen, A. (1993). Memory training in the community: Evaluations by participants and effects on metamemory. Educational Gerontology, 19, 523-532.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Marcoen, A. (1993). Memory aging as a general phenomenon: Episodic recall of older adults is a function of episodic recall of the young. Psychology and Aging, 8, 380-388.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Marcoen, A. (1993). More or less the same? A memorability analysis on episodic memory tasks in young and older adults. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 48, P172-P178.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Marcoen, A. (1994). The production deficiency hypothesis revisited: Adult age differences in strategy use as a function of processing resources. Aging and Cognition, 1, 323-338.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Marcoen, A. (1996). On the mechanisms of plasticity in young and older adults after instruction in the method of loci: Evidence for an amplification model. Psychology and Aging, 11, 164-178.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Kliegl, R., & Mayr, U. (1997). Sequential and coordinative complexity in time-accuracy function for mental arithmetic. Psychology and Aging, 12, 555-564.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Salthouse, T. A. (1997). Meta-analyses of age-cognition relations in adulthood: Estimates of linear and non-linear age effects and structural models. Psychological Bulletin, 122, 231-249.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & De Meersman, L. (1998). Aging and the Stroop effect: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 13, 120-126.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & De Meersman, L. (1998). Aging and negative priming: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 13, 435-444.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Vandenbroucke, A., & Dierckx, V. (1998). Growing slower and less accurate: The effects of age on time-accuracy functions for recall from episodic memory. Experimental Aging Research, 24, 3-19.
  • Verhaeghen, P. (1999). The effects of age-related slowing and working memory on asymptotic recognition performance. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 6, 201-213.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Geraerts, N., & Marcoen, A. (2000). Memory complaints, coping, and well-being in old age: A systemic approach. The Gerontologist, 40, 540-548.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Kliegl, R. (2000). The effects of learning a new algorithm on asymptotic accuracy and execution speed in old age: A reanalysis. Psychology and Aging, 15, 648-656.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Palfai, T., Cerella, J., Buchler, N., Johnson, M. P., D'Eredita, M., Green, D. R., Hoyer, W. J., & Makekau, M. (2000). Age-related dissociations in time-accuracy functions for recognition memory: Utilizing semantic support versus building new representations. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 7, 260-272.
  • Verhaeghen, P. (2002). Age differences in efficiency and effectiveness of encoding for visual search and memory search: A time-accuracy study. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 9, 114-126.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Cerella, J., Semenec, S. C.; Leo, M. E., Bopp, K. L., &. Steitz, D. W. (2002). Cognitive efficiency modes in old age: Performance on sequential and coordinative verbal and visuo-spatial tasks. Psychology and Aging, 17, 558-570.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Cerella, J. (2002). Aging, executive control, and attention: A review of meta-analyses. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 26, 849-857.
  • Basak, C., & Verhaeghen, P. (2003). Subitizing speed, subitizing range, counting speed, the Stroop effect, and aging: Capacity differences, speed equivalence. Psychology and Aging, 18, 240-249.
  • Singer, T., Verhaeghen, P., Ghisletta, P., Lindenberger, U., & Baltes, P. B. (2003). The fate of cognition in very old age: Six-year longitudinal findings in the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). Psychology and Aging, 18, 318-331.
  • Verhaeghen, P. (2003). Aging and vocabulary scores: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 18, 332-339.
    Schum, J. L., Jorgensen, R. S., Verhaeghen, P., Sauro, M., & Thibodeau, R. (2003). Trait anger, anger expression, and ambulatory blood pressure: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 395-415.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Borchelt, M., & Smith, J. (2003). The relation between cardiovascular and metabolic disease and cognition in very old age: Cross-sectional and longitudinal findings from the Berlin Aging Study. Health Psychology, 22, 559–569.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Steitz, D. W., Sliwinski, M. J., & Cerella, J. (2003). Aging and dual-task performance: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 18, 443-460.
  • Hoyer, W. J., Stawski, R. S., Wasylyshyn, C., & Verhaeghen, P. (2004). Adult age and Digit Symbol Substitution Performance: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 19, 211-214.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Cerella, J, & Basak, C. (2004). A working memory workout: How to change to size of the focus of attention from one to four in ten hours or less. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 1322-1337.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Basak, C. (2005). Aging and switching of the focus of attention in working memory: Results from a modified N-Back task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (A), 58, 134-154.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Joormann, J., & Khan, R. (2005). Why we sing the blues: The relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity. Emotion, 5, 226-232.
  • Bopp, K. L., & Verhaeghen, P. (2005). Aging and verbal memory span: A meta-analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B, 223-233.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Cerella, J, & Basak, C. (in press). Aging, task complexity, and efficiency modes: The influence of working memory involvement on age differences in response times for verbal and visuospatial tasks. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
  • Verhaeghen, P., & Hoyer, W. J. (in press). Aging, focus switching and task switching in a continuous calculation task: Evidence toward a new working memory control process. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Palfai, T., & Johnson, M. P. (in press). Verbal labeling as an assimilation mnemonic for abstract visual stimuli: The sample case of recognition memory for Chinese characters. Memory and Cognition.
  • Zhang, Y., Han, B., Verhaeghen, P., & Nilsson, L-G. (in press). Executive functioning in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: MCI has effects on planning, but not on inhibition. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Book chapters:

  • Verhaeghen, P. (2000). The interplay of growth and decline: Theoretical and empirical aspects of plasticity of intellectual and memory performance in normal old age. In R. D. Hill,
  • L. Bäckman, and A. Stigsdotter Neely (Eds.), Cognitive rehabilitation in old age (pp. 3-22). New York: Oxford University Press.
    Verhaeghen, P. (2000). The parallels in beauty’s brow: Time-accuracy functions and their implications for cognitive aging theories. In T. J. Perfect and E. A. Maylor (Eds.), Models of cognitive aging (pp. 50-86). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Verhaeghen, P. (2004). Framing fearful (a)symmetries: Three hard questions about cognitive aging. In R. A. Dixon, L. Bäckman and L-G Nilsson (Eds.), New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging (p. 309-329). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Cerella, J., Bopp, K. L., & Basak, C. (2005). Aging and varieties of cognitive control: A review of meta-analyses on resistance to interference, coordination and task switching, and an experimental exploration of age-sensitivity in the newly identified process of focus switching. In R. W. Engle, G. Sedek, U. von Hecker, & D. N. McIntosh (Eds.), Cognitive Limitations in Aging and Psychopathology (pp.160-189). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Verhaeghen, P., Cerella, J., Basak, C., Bopp, K. L., Zhang, Y., & Hoyer, W. J. (in press). The ins and outs of working memory: Dynamic processes associated with focus switching and search. Osaka, N., Logie, R. & D’Esposito, M. (eds.). Working Memory: Behavioural & Neural Correlates, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Hoyer, W. J., & Verhaeghen, P. (2006). Memory aging. In J. E. Birren and K. W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of aging (sixth edition, pp. 209-232). San Diego: Elsevier.
  • Verhaeghen, P. (in press). Reaction time. In G. L. Maddox (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 4th edition, Springer Verlag

Current Grant

  • National Institute on Aging, R01 AG16201 (renewed), Aging and varieties of executive control,
    December 2003-present ($1,225,000 total direct costs over five years).